Sweet Potato and Apple Soup With Cheese and Walnuts


A velvety soup, without the cream. The sweetness of the pureed apples and sweet potatoes is offset by the addition of warm spices.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 serves


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • 2 pounds medium sweet potatoes (about 3), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 3 apples (such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady), 1 peeled and chopped and 2 thinly sliced

  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • Pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup Blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola or Stilton (4 ounces )

  • cup walnuts

  • 16 crackers or crostini


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add the sweet potatoes, chopped apple, broth, nutmeg, and 1½ cups water. Bring to simmer and cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Working in batches, transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth, adding more water if necessary to reach the desired consistency. (Alternatively, use a handheld immersion blender in the pot.)

  4. Serve the soup with the blue cheese, walnuts, crackers, and sliced apples.

    Sweet potato and apple soup is served up in bowls alongside cheese, crackers, and apples.
    William Brinson

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

514 Calories
22g Fat
71g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 514
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 858mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 12g
Calcium 232mg 18%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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