Sweet Potato with Red Lentil Thai Soup Recipe

Looking for something filled with healthy sweet potatoes and spices that will make you feel good?  This is my feel good about life Sweet Potato with Red Lentil Thai Soup Recipe recipe.  I feel even better when I use the ingredients I grow! Be sure to check out the endless possibilities on this site.

Sweet Potato Thai Soup

In this post, I share how to whip up a tasty Thai theme soup.  This super can be created in under 30 minutes if you use a pressure cooker or instant pot.

Sweet Potato Thai Soup
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  • 1 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 3 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 2 pounds sweet potato—peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. HEAT the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. ADD the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stir.
  3. Add the garlic and red curry paste and cook for 5 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the sweet potato, red lentils, stock, coconut milk, and brown sugar and bring to the boil.
  5. REDUCE the heat to medium and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  6. REMOVE from the heat – cool
  7. *Stir in the lemon juice. SERVE in bowls garnished with cilantro.


This recipe can be created in an Instant Pot / Power Pressure Cooker to cut cooking time in half.

The recipe above was inspired by the sweet potatoes and spices in my kitchen pantry.

What’s In The Curry?

I recently attended a really informative and inspiring spice class at Zingermans Bakery in Michigan.  The class I took was all about Spices.  We learned curry is basically these 6 ingredients.  We were encouraged to be unique and add some of our own fresh herbs.  I use the following in my soup featured on this page.

  • coriander
  • cumin
  • turmeric
  • black pepper
  • chili powder
  • ginger

Sweet Potatoes

Containers Filled with Happiness
I grew sweet potatoes in a container years ago.  Here is a photo of the sweet potato vine growing in a container next to peanuts.  Have you ever grown potatoes in a container?  Here are a few tips about growing sweet potatoes:

  • Sweet potatoes can take anywhere from 90-170 days before harvest
  • The plant has the tendency to spread if growing in sandy soil in warm conditions.
  • For large harvest be sure to give the plant enough space to spread.

That’s all I know! 


Let’s Connect

Have you tried the newly infused broths at the grocery store?  I am seeing different flavors popping up in most soup isles. Be sure to leave me a comment on my page or be sure to reach out on social media @brenhaas to tell me what you really think about this recipe.

Good Eating,

Bren Haas  [/alert-note]