Creamed Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

For a creamier soup, add 1 cup of fat-free sour cream or plain yogurt after cooking. Swirl cream and soup together gently.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1½ cups sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 cup red lentils, cooked
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp. fresh garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. all-purpose seasoning
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped


  • Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions and celery and cook on medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add carrots, sweet potatoes, lentils, bay leaf, garlic, all-purpose seasoning, and broth to saucepan. Cover and cook on medium for 10 minutes. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf and blend soup in batches in a food processor.
  • Return soup to saucepan, add cilantro, and simmer for 5 minutes.