Cajun Spiced Sweet Potato Soup


The July cold hit us a few weeks ago and I went looking for a new soup recipe. I love sweet potato and I love cajun spices, so this Cajun Spiced Sweet Potato Soup was going to hit the spot. In winter I love the warmth of spices and this cajun spice mix works for so many recipes every time. Combine it with the creaminess of sweet potato and split peas and you have a winning recipe. I served it with slices of my Zucchini and Olive Bread toasted.

Cajun Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

A warm and hearty soup with loads of flavour! Perfect for a winter’s night.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 6
Author: Kerry Wennersten



  • Melt coconut oil or butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add chives or onion, garlic and celery and cook stirring until vegetables are soft but not browned.
  • Add cajun spices and cook until fragrant.
  • Add seasoning.
  • Add split peas and stock and bring to the boil then turn heat down and simmer for 30 minutes or until peas are tender.
  • Add sweet potato and cook until tender (approx 10 minutes)
  • When sweet potato is tender, blend the soup with a stick blender, blending only portions so you still have some chunks left in it.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.
  • Sprinkle over parsley and serve with Zucchini and Olive Bread.


If you are following a fodmap diet, then you can omit the split peas. Depending on your tolerance level you may be able to tolerate a smaller amount. You could add in another vegetable such as zucchini or fresh peas.

This recipe is:

Kerry Wennersten
Homeschooling Mum of 2 and passionate about all things relating to Healthy Living. I have lived with gut disorders since a very young age and applied many remedies and therapies in order to seek recovery and good health. Along the way I discovered Coconut Oil, fermented foods and good fats and totally amazed at how these foods have transformed my health.


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