Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Potato & Bean Soup

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A creamy vegan soup to warm the soul and nourish the body.

Cozy up to a belly-warming soup that couldn’t be more nourishing. A velvety, nutrient-dense broth of light coconut milk, sweet potato, and vegetable juice is filled to the brim with hearty bites of root vegetables and white beans. Add some warming spices, and you have yourself one tasty and filling soup.

Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Potato & Bean Soup is completely vegan, containing no meat or dairy products. Though filling, it’s light enough for your body to digest into energy quickly. The medium-chained fatty acids found in the coconut milk are easy for the body to use, rather than store as fat, so you don’t need to fear coconut milk fat in recipes! Add to that the health benefits of sweet potatoes, and the vitamins, fiber, and protein of the beans.

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Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Potato & Bean Soup

This vegan soup is perfect for a cold breezy day and will warm you from head to toe with its scrumptious flavors.
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 sweet potato medium
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 carrots medium, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 15 ounces great northern beans can
  • 1 cup vegetable juice optional tomato juice
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup lite coconut milk canned
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger freshly grated


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap sweet potato in foil, place on an oven-safe pan, and bake until tender, approximately 1 hour. Allow to cool slightly before peeling.
  • In a medium skillet, add oil and sauté onion over medium-low heat until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add onion, sweet potato, and all other ingredients to the slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, or high 3-4 hours.
  • Stovetop version: Follow the instructions above except add ingredients to a heavy pot, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until carrots are tender, approximately two hours. Add additional broth or water for a thinner soup consistency.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 433mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 10g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Slow Cooker, Vegan

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  1. I am in Australia. What would our equivalent be to Great Northern Beans. The soup recipes all sound absolutely delish, especially with our winter coming along. Many thanks Maria

    1. Hi Susan, you can substitute dry beans. However, even when cooking dry beans in a slow cooker they need to be soaked in water for 24 hours before using. The dry beans won’t cook in time otherwise!

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