Moroccan Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup


Moroccan Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup | Cooking Classy

Here’s a healthy, hearty vegetarian soup that’s so delicious no one will even miss the meat! This Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup is packed with nutritious ingredients and it’s sure to leave you craving more! The lentils in it add protein and fiber which make it more filling while the sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin a – plus they add a delicious, light natural sweetness that blends perfectly with the moroccan spices used in this soup.

Moroccan Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup | Cooking Classy

This is a great recipe to use all those sweet potatoes that are in season right now. It might not be the first thing you’d think to make with the sweet potatoes you just bought at the store, well that is until you try it. Once you taste it it will be a go to recipe to use up those sweet potatoes sitting in your pantry! My family loved this soup and it’s a recipe I’ll want to make again and again during the cold months ahead. Plus, I love that I always have most of ingredients for this soup on hand. It’s a convenient meal to make any day of the week. Make it tonight and see for yourself just how delicious it is!
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Moroccan Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 large carrot , diced (1/2 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced (1 Tbsp)
  • 2 tsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups vegetable broth , then more if desired
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 large (16 oz) sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch cubes (3 cups)
  • 1 cup brown lentils , picked over and rinsed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot and saute 4 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and saute 1 minute longer. Add remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil, cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika and cinnamon. Saute 1 minute. Stir in vegetable broth, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and lentils. Season with salt to taste. Bring to a light boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally until sweet potatoes are soft and lentils are tender, about 25 - 30 minutes. Thin with up to 1 more cup of broth if desired. Stir in half of the cilantro then serve with remaining cilantro.
  2. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Moroccan Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup | Cooking Classy


  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: I can’t wait to make this for my next meatless weeknight meal! Looks fab October 9, 2016 at 9:43am Reply

  • Paige: Yum! We have lots of lentils at home that we need to use up! This looks delicious!

    Paige October 9, 2016 at 6:27pm Reply

  • Judy Sutton: the Moroccan soup sounds good. October 9, 2016 at 6:29pm Reply

  • Annie @ Annie’s Cooking Lab: Sounds delicious! It’s finally cooling off here and I want to eat nothing but soup. Can’t wait to try this! October 10, 2016 at 12:28pm Reply

  • Risa: I just made this! Waiting for it to cool, but I sneaked a taste and it was great! Very easy to put together. I added more ginger and spices because I like more heat, as well as a few sprigs of rosemary that I needed to use up. Great recipe! October 10, 2016 at 3:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Risa! Thanks for your comment! October 10, 2016 at 3:46pm Reply

  • Erin Lawrence: I’m without a kitchen for the foreseeable future. Would this recipe adapt well to a crockpot? October 10, 2016 at 6:16pm Reply

  • Nicole Crawford: This soup is really great. I make it every Sunday and eat it for lunch during the week. I love it. It works really well in the crock pot also. October 11, 2016 at 11:51am Reply

    • VJ: Awesome! I was thinking to do it in crockpot. How did you make it? Just put everything in? October 25, 2016 at 1:48am Reply

  • Edwina | Induction Cooking: This looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to buy some sweet potatoes and fresh cilantro today and make it. Do you think it would freeze? I would love to have some of it in the freezer ready to heat when I don’t have time to cook. October 12, 2016 at 6:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: My guess is that it would but I haven’t tried so I can’t say for sure. October 13, 2016 at 10:58am Reply

  • Neal: Anyone tried upping the protein content on this dish? October 13, 2016 at 12:53pm Reply

  • Janice: Aside from the food, your photos are great too. October 26, 2016 at 2:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s sweet of you to say – Thanks Janice! October 26, 2016 at 1:43pm Reply

  • Jessica: Looks amazing. Do you think red lentils would work in place of the brown ones? October 31, 2016 at 9:08am Reply

  • Linda: I made this soup today and it was great!!!!!! November 30, 2016 at 7:14pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you liked it Linda! Thanks for your comment! November 30, 2016 at 7:34pm Reply

  • Estefany: I made this soup today and it was delicious!! I added a bit more ginger and garlic because I love strong flavors. Can’t wait to have it for lunch tomorrow! I will definitely be making this one again :) February 5, 2017 at 7:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Estefany! Thanks for your review! February 6, 2017 at 11:25am Reply

  • Lorns: Excellent … quickly became family favourite! March 5, 2017 at 12:36pm Reply

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