Creamy Turnip and Sweet Potato Soup

Simmer sweet potato and turnip with onion and garlic and puree for a perfectly balanced soup.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped yellow onion

1 cup chopped peeled potato

1 medium clove garlic, minced

1 sprig fresh rosemary

1 sprig fresh thyme

Pinch of grated nutmeg

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 1/2 cups chicken stock

1 1/2 cups diced peeled sweet potato

1 1/2 cups diced peeled turnip

1/4 to 1/2 cup heavy cream, as desired

Grated Parmesan, for serving


  1. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the potato, garlic, rosemary, thyme, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and cook, stirring, until the potatoes are well coated, 2 to 3 minutes more. Pour in the stock and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the sweet potato and turnip and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes, adjusting the heat as needed to maintain a simmer. Remove from the heat and cool at least 5 minutes. Remove and discard the herbs and carefully puree until smooth with a handheld immersion blender or in 2 to 3 batches in a blender (do not fill the blender more than halfway full per batch).
  3. Stir in the cream and reheat the soup if necessary, adjusting the consistency and seasoning with water, salt and pepper.
  4. Serve hot sprinkled with grated Parmesan.