This Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Leek Soup has a silky smooth texture and just the right amount of spice from chili flakes and smoked paprika. Serve up a cozy bowl for the perfect wintertime dinner.

sweet potato and leek soup

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Leek Soup

Here’s what you need for this easy vegan soup:

  • Leek. Choose a large, fat leek. Or, if you can’t find a large one, two small ones work just fine.
  • Garlic. For plenty of allium flavor.
  • Spices. I season this soup with crushed chili flakes, smoked paprika and fresh thyme leaves.
  • Sweet potatoes. You’ll want to remove the skin for a super smooth texture to your soup.
  • Vegetable broth. Use low-sodium store-bought broth or make your own!

sweet potato and leek soup in a bowl with greens

How to Serve Leek Soup

This recipe is great for a light lunch. To round it out for dinner, serve it with crusty bread, pita, or naan. You could also pair it with this Buckwheat Harvest Salad w/ Kabocha, Broccoli and Pecans for a filling meal.

Storing Leftovers

This is a good recipe for vegan meal prep. You can store the soup for up to four days in an airtight container in the fridge. It also freezes well. Just let the soup cool fully, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container and keep it in the freezer for up to six months. You can reheat the soup from frozen or let it thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat servings on the stove or in the microwave.

sweet potato and leek soup in bowls with spoons

Toppings for Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

If you want to dress up your soup with some toppings, go for it. I like adding something creamy, crunchy, or fresh on top. Here are some easy topping ideas for pureed soup:

  • Croutons or crunchy chickpeas
  • Crispy tofu
  • Vegan sour cream or coconut yogurt
  • Fresh herbs
  • Chili flakes, harissa, or chili crisp
  • A drizzle of olive oil

More Warming Soup Recipes

If you make this vegan sweet potato leek soup, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

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Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Leek Soup

  • Author: Remy Park
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This smooth and creamy sweet potato leek soup is healthy, vegan, and gluten-free!


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  • 1 large leek, finely sliced (reserve 1/4 cup sliced leeks)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or neutral oil of choice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 2 medium orange sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot and sauté leek until soft and fragrant, or about 2-3 minutes. Next add garlic, chili flakes and thyme and sauté for another minute.
  2. Add sweet potato and smoked paprika and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a low boil. Cook covered for about 7 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Transfer the contents of the pot into a high speed blender, or use an immersion blender and blend until completely smooth. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  4. If desired, you can sauté the reserved 1/4 cup of leeks with 2 tsp olive oil and a touch of salt and use as a garnish for the soup.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: soups, mains
  • Method: blending

Keywords: sweet potato leek soup, leek soup, sweet potato soup, vegan sweet potato soup, vegan leek soup, vegan sweet potato leek soup, dairy free leek soup


Filed under: Eat, Gluten Free, Main Dishes

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BY Remy Park • November 8, 2022

Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

sweet potato and leek soup in bowls with spoons

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  1. Hannah says:
    I made this as meal prep for my evenings and loved it! Wouldn't change a thing – the smoked paprika gives it a beautiful smokey note, it's rich and creamy, and the leek pairs amazingly with the leek. I added some crispy chickpeas on top and couldn't have asked for a better dinner.

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