Easy Meals: Southwestern Sweet Potato and Corn Soup

Easy Meals Southwestern Sweet Potato and Corn Soup. An easy, vegetarian soup recipe, loaded with yummy veggies! Perfect for a Meatless Monday meal!Happy Meatless Monday! If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been cooking so many different soups lately. Soup is the ultimate one-pot meal, perfect for a chilly winter night and usually super easy to make. This Southwestern Sweet Potato and Corn Soup was no exception and it was delicious.

Pinterest once again was the inspiration for this yummy soup recipe – I’ve been going through all the recipes I’ve pinned and actually making them. (Gasp, I know! It’s like I didn’t realize Pinterest was just for pinning things you’ll never get around to making.) The original recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats sounded amazing, but I switched a few ingredients up and ended up making it in a soup pot on the stovetop, rather than the crockpot. I love the crockpot, but I really wanted to saute the veggies in a little olive oil first, to give a little more flavor and texture. (ahem…I may have also started cooking it about an hour and a half before dinner time, so given that the crockpot directions were for 5 hours cooking, I was more than happy to pull out my soup pot.)

Try this recipe out next time you want some slightly spicy comfort food!

Easy Meals: Southwestern Sweet Potato and Corn Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Easy Meals: Southwestern Sweet Potato and Corn Soup

An easy, vegetarian soup recipe, loaded with yummy veggies. A delicious, healthy option for a Meatless Monday meal.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Russet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 8 oz frozen corn kernels
  • 1 red Bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped fine (you can add more to taste, I live with a non-cilantro lover)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 32 oz vegetable stock
  • 1 can (15 oz) coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil on medium heat in soup pot on the stovetop.
  2. Add sweet potato, potato, corn and onion, saute for a few minutes.
  3. Add red pepper, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, cumin, cilantro, saute for a few minutes.
  4. Pour in vegetable stock, stir well, reduce heat to low, let simmer for about 20 -30 minutes, until potatoes are soft.
  5. Add coconut milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another 5 -10 minutes.
  6. Serve with crusty bread (and more cilantro to garnish).
  7. Enjoy!

Easy Meals Southwestern Sweet Potato and Corn Soup. An easy, vegetarian soup recipe, loaded with yummy veggies! Perfect for a Meatless Monday meal!I skipped the hot pepper from the original recipe only because I wanted Roman to have some and he has not reacted positively to spiciness in the past. Using fire-roasted diced tomatoes definitely gave the soup a little heat and the cumin also added a nice spiciness. (There’s also cumin in the broccoli soup I made a couple of weeks ago – I’ve never used it before, but it adds a lovely flavor).

Want more Meatless Monday ideas? Head over to Tina or Deborah’s blogs, where I’m linking up and adding this recipe to their weekly Meatless Monday round up. I realized as I was making this soup, that ironically I never actually eat the recipe I link up on Monday – so it actually ends up being more like Meatless Saturday, or Meatless Sunday! 😉

This weekend I also received an awesome gift from a friend who doesn’t mess around with NYC winters – she spends the winter in Palm Springs – and every year she sends me a summery box of grapefruit from the trees in her backyard. They’re so good! I came up with a delicious non-alcoholic cocktail using some of them and I’ve also put together a few links for some delicious sounding recipes using grapefruit. Check in tomorrow for cocktail and grapefruit goodness! 🙂

Do you do one day a week of meatless cooking?

Do you prefer the crockpot, or stovetop for soup?


  1. Ahhh Carly, this sounds SO good!!! I love soups like this, and this is perfect for meatless monday! I think I may well give it a try in the crockpot though, love making the soups in there.

    You know my answer to meatless once a week, I think it is SO important, thanks so much for joining us again! LOVE your recipes!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      It’s been so fun linking up with you guys – I’ve been doing more cooking anyway, so it’s a great excuse for me to experiment with some veggie recipes! 🙂

  2. I love beans and corn in soup and this looks like just my type of meal. Thanks for linking up with us again today for Meatless Monday. Have a great day 🙂
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Tempeh Rice Noodle & Edamame Salad-Meatless MondayMy Profile

    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Thanks again for hosting! I always love linking up with you guys (and being inspired by everyone’s recipes!).

  3. If it makes you feel any better, I am guilty as charged with pinning recipes I’ve yet to make as well. This soup looks delicious. My kids are not spicy fans either. Heck I don’t think I was until I hit 30 or so. Ha! Ohhh winter citrus is amazing. How great to get a grapefruit care package!
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  4. Soup is perfect this time of year and a cost effective way to make many meals out of one recipe. I hardly ever use my crockpot! I love my dutch oven for soups. That’s the best investment I’ve made in kitchen tools over the last couple years. I actually spent some time this weekend organizing/cleaning out my Pinterest boards. I still have a ways to go but I made a decent dent in the project!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Once you get started on Pinterest, it’s hard to stop, right? I’m rediscovering a lot of things I’ve pinned and this was something I’ve been meaning to try. I love making my own soup!

  5. This looks good for all those cold winter nights!!! I might add some chicken because my boys would not consider it a full dinner otherwise:)
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      It would be delicious with chicken! I think the original recipe had bacon in it, which obviously wasn’t going to work with the whole Meatless Monday theme! 😉

  6. This soup sounds so tasty. Perfect for these cold nights. I love the crock pot. Set it and forget it.
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Soup is the best when it’s cold out! Especially with some warm, crusty French bread. 🙂

  7. I pretty much cook exclusively with the crockpot! Thanks for the recipe; it will make a good meal for a friend who is about to have her first baby and I want to bring her lots of food!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      That is such a perfect new mama gift!! One of my besties made me a big lot of soup when I had Roman and it was perfect for super quick meals.

  8. This looks delicious. It’s definitely soup weather! And a box of grapefruit sounds sublime although I wish I were living someplace warm and sunny where they would grow in my backyard!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Yes, all things considered I’d probably prefer to be in Palm Springs picking the citrus myself!!