Sweet Potato Soup with Orange-Walnut Gremolata

This easy sweet potato soup comes together quickly with the use of refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes, which provide a creamy, smooth texture. The gremolata brings freshness and brightness to complement the soup.

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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 ½ cups lower-sodium vegetable or no-chicken broth

  • 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes (about 3 cups) or 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen diced sweet potato or 2 (15-ounce) cans sweet potato puree

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic powder, onion powder, ginger and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth, sweet potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer; cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. (If using frozen diced sweet potatoes, you may want to puree the soup, using an immersion blender, until smooth, about 3 minutes.)

  2. Meanwhile, stir parsley, walnuts, mint, orange zest and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a small bowl.

  3. Divide the soup among 4 bowls and top with the gremolata.


For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in a recipe. To toast chopped nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
14g Fat
49g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups soup & 1 Tbsp. gremolata
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 39081IU 782%
Vitamin C 39mg 43%
Vitamin E 4mg 27%
Folate 27mcg 7%
Vitamin K 73mcg 61%
Sodium 483mg 21%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 57mg 14%
Potassium 634mg 13%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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