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Hearty Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

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This Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe is a simple and hearty soup with vegetables that are certain to warm your bellies fast. I love making easy soup recipes during the year and this is one of my favorites that tops the list.

Grab some really cool soup bowls and let everyone fill them to the top! I’ve seen a lentil soup recipe that is close to this one before that was made in the slow cooker but I’m a fan of cooking this on the stove and using a dutch oven or large pot instead.

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No matter how you cook it, get ready to enjoy the flavors and the taste!

The best part of this bean soup with butternut squash is that it has such a nice and rich flavor. It’s a creamy soup texture that will fill everyone up fast.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Make certain that when you’re heating up your olive oil, you make it hot enough so that it can easily saute the veggies. You’re going to want them translucent but not overly cooked or they’re going to turn to mush.

I’ve been making this simple soup recipe for years for my boys and they still love and crave it now. I think it’s the sweetness of the potatoes with the heartiness of the rest of the added veggies that keeps bringing them back and wanting more.

Hearty Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Can you freeze soup for later?

If you find that you have a lot of this soup leftover, you can easily pop it in the freezer for later. Just be certain that you put it in a freezer-approved container that has a lid and it should be good to freeze to enjoy later.

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Make it a Meal:

Are you struggling with how to meal plan effectively to bring a meal together fast? Meal planning is a great way to do so with ease! I’ve been meal planning for years and I have found that it saves me so much time and energy!

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soup so good that you wont even miss the meats

Best Soup Recipes:

Once you make this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup Recipe, why top there? The kids are going to love this Vegetable Soup recipe so much that they’re going to be begging for me! Luckily, I’ve gathered up some of the best soups for you to cook up at home with ease.

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What other vegetables can you add to homemade vegetable soup?

You can add in in any type of vegetables that you want. I love adding in white beans as well and also I’ve been known to add in meat from time to time too which instantly turns this into a hearty vegetable beef soup as well.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Don't miss out on this hearty black bean soup recipe!


  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small diced red onion
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • Salt and black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cubed and peeled sweet potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2 15-ounce. can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 cups of frozen corn
  • ¼ cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice


Put the olive oil into a large pot and heat over medium heat. Add in the onion and peppers. Stir until they are soft and fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

Add in your red pepper, cumin, chili powder, and dried oregano. Cook and stir for about 1-2 minutes.

Put in the sweet potatoes, tomato paste, and black beans. Stir. Put in the vegetable broth and change the heat to medium-high heat. Let boil, then reduce to medium-low heat. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Add in the cilantro, corn, and lemon juice. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 762mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 10gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

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