Sweet Potato Leek and Broccoli Soup Recipe

Sweet potato leek and broccoli soup recipe

What better way to warm up in winter than with a big bowl of delicious sweet potato, leek and broccoli soup? My hearty homemade soup is full of healthy nutrients to help fight a cold or flu and is the perfect dish for lunch or dinner when you don’t want anything too big or heavy to eat.

Quick and easy to make, enjoy this hearty soup on its own or with a thick slice of your favourite bread. For me that could be a crunchy sourdough loaf, a slice of wholemeal or multigrain bread or rustic roll.

My soup serves approximately five, so feel free to double the ingredients if you prefer to make a larger batch. Any leftover soup can easily be eaten over the next few days or dished up into containers and placed into the freezer to enjoy at a later date.

You can also enjoy this soup without the leek for a delicious sweet potato and broccoli soup instead – another one of my favourite winter soups.

Sweet Potato, Leek and Broccoli Soup | Serves 5 | Easy | 60 Minutes


  • 1 sweet potato 500g roughly chopped into cubes
  • 1 head of broccoli 500g chopped including some of the tree stem part
  • 1 carrot cubed
  • I leek chopped (white part only)
  • 1 brown onion thinly diced
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly diced
  • 4cm piece of ginger thinly diced
  • 2 Birdseye chillies chopped
  • 1 litre chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Add oil to a large pan on a low heat and add your chopped onion, garlic, ginger and birdseye chillies.
  2. Meanwhile chop your sweet potato, carrot, leek and broccoli. Once onion is soft, add in the sweet potato and carrot and then the broccoli and leek.
  3. Next add the stock and season with salt and pepper. Place a lid on the pan and bring to the boil. Cook until ingredients are soft, around 15-30 minutes.
  4. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  5. Once cool, blend the soup to the consistency you prefer with a stick blender or similar. I quite like my soup to be thick and not too watery.
  6. Serve and enjoy with a crusty slice of sourdough bread.

Craving more soup recipe inspiration? Try my onion and mushroom soup with garlic ciabatta croutons, my Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup, or if you're feeling sick, my chicken and noodle soup will help beat the common cold.