Ham and Sweet Potato Soup

Courtesy of: www.paleonewbie.com

Courtesy of: www.paleonewbie.com



  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked red yams, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups of pre-cooked ham, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced small
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced small
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced small
  • 5 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 tbs of coconut oil (for sautéing veggies)
  • 1 tbs arrowroot flour (powder)
  • 1 tbs of water
  • 1 can (around 13.5 oz) of coconut milk (full fat)
  • Optional: Crumbled bacon for garnish


  • 2 tbs of maple syrup
  • 1 tbs mustard
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

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  1. In a large soup pot, first sauté the diced celery, carrots and onion in coconut oil about 5-7 minutes, or until veggies are tender
  2. Next add the 5 cups of chicken broth, cooked ham, and uncooked red yams and sweet potatoes
  3. Turn up heat to start bringing the soup pot to a boil
  4. While waiting on boil, in a separate small sauce pan over medium-low heat, combine 1 tbs of water with 1 tbs of arrowroot flour – whisk for about 1 minute
  5. Next add the can of full-fat coconut milk to the small sauce pan
  6. Cook mixture for another 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally until it thickens slightly and becomes creamy
  7. When the large soup pot begins to boil, reduce its heat to medium
  8. Next add the seasonings (maple syrup, mustard, and dry seasonings) to the soup pot
  9. Cook soup about 10-15 minutes total, or until potatoes are tender
  10. About 10 minutes into the soup’s total cooking time, stir in the mixture you made in the small sauce pan and cook the soup for another 5 minutes
  11. Note: this soup is not thick, but should be slightly creamy
  12. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with bacon bits (if desired)

Serve Ham and Sweet Potato Soup hot and enjoy!

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