Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

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Fall is my favorite season and for many good reasons! One of them being the FOOD that we are able to start eating again. All of those comfort foods that seem to get tucked away in our recipe boxes over the hotter months suddenly start popping into our heads and onto our dinner tables. We had some cooler weather last week, just in time for the first day of Fall, which inspired me to create this incredibly creamy and flavorful Sweet Potato Soup in my new pressure cooker! Look at the ingredients, simple when they are on their own but delicious when paired together.

Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

I have to just say how much I am loving this pressure cooking thing guys, it has literally saved our weeknight meals when I have been too busy with work to remember to take something out for dinner. Considering I was terrified of using one before I think I have fully adjusted in no time, and the end result of every meal I have made in it is incomparable to the same “stove top” version! Did you see our Pressure Cooker Lasagna we made in it the other week? I am still getting tons of comments from you guys about how blown away you are that it can be made in under 30 minutes…I know right?! Anyways, back to our Sweet Potato Soup!

Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

A creamy and flavorful Sweet Potato Soup done in the Pressure Cooker with a hint of spice! 
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main, Soup
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword Pressure Cooker Soup, Sweet Potato Pressure Cooker Recipe, Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Emulsion/Blend 2 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 160kcal
Author Melissa ~ The Olive Blogger


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ White Onion Chopped
  • 2 medium Carrots Chopped
  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes Peeled and Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic diced
  • 1 can Coconut Milk 395ml
  • 1 c Vegetable Broth we use the bouillon powder and add water
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika + Chipotle *add more or less for your spice preference
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin


  • Set the Pressure Cooker to sauté function and add in the onion, carrots and sweet potatoes. Allow to cook for 4 mins, stirring until softened.
  • Add in the garlic and all spices and sauté for another minute.
  • Press Cancel/Stop to turn off the cooker. Add coconut milk (reserving a small amount to garnish if you wish), and broth to the pot along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Gently stir to mix the ingredients.
  • Seal the Pressure Cooker and cook using the Soup Function at medium pressure (depending in your model you may need to use a manual function, check your manual for directions) for 15 minutes.
  • After it has finished, and using an oven mitt, apply a quick pressure release to completely depressurize (until the floating valve drops).
  • Carefully remove the lid and stir the soup to incorporate all ingredients
  • Using an immersion blender or regular blender you want to carefully blend the soup until it is completely smooth.
    Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
  • Taste for additional seasonings and adjust to your taste preferences. Top soup with a drizzle of coconut milk and chives or basil for presentation.


Soup will thicken as it sits, if you prefer it to be thinner just add in additional milk/cream right before serving. Ensure you have "warmed" the milk for 10 seconds first so it doesn't curdle. 

The addition of the chopped carrots and coconut milk to our Sweet Potato Soup are what really help set it apart and make it so creamy. As you noticed we also added in some smoked paprika with chipotle (this is optional if you don’t like spice) but honestly I am not a spicy food person and this is just the right amount to add that smokey flavor without burning your tongue off. I just love the overall texture of this soup and I especially love how filling it is.

Creamy Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

A creamy and flavorful Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk that is done in the Pressure Cooker with a hint of spice that is perfect for the crisp days of Fall. #SweetPotatoSoup
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Sweet Potato Soup Shopping List

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Coconut Milk
  • Vegetable Broth (cubes/powder)
  • *spices needed* Smoked Paprika, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cumin

Just think, with a few simple ingredients and no time at all you will be able to serve your family a scrumptious Fall Soup that everyone is sure to love!

Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk




Want more fall favorites like this sweet potato soup?

  1. Pressure Cooker Lasagna – 25 minute dinner
  2. 34 Fall Soup Recipes – Country Living
  3. Chicken and Dumplings – one pot meal
  4. Easy Bone Broth French Onion Soup – Crumb Top Baking

31 thoughts on “Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

    • oliveblogger says:

      They really do, it blows me away how much time it saves, and I find the dishes come out even better than doing them on the stove top! I can’t wait to try chili this week 🙂

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks so much Elaine, it is always nice to have a comforting dish that can be made quickly, especially on our cool Canadian winter days!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thank you so much Dan, I hope you guys give it a try and love it as much as we do! My hubby loves to add chili flakes to his to finish it off and give it some spice, and there are a ton of other toppings you can try too 🙂

    • oliveblogger says:

      I know, I am still so amazed at how quickly meals cook in the pressure cooker! Normally my soups take a minimum of 1.5 hours on the stove so the 15 min in the pressure cooker is a huge time saver!

  1. DeliciousLittleBites says:

    Now thisis my kinda recipe! I love sweet potatoes, coconut, and soup! I haven’t had anything like this before so definitely gotta try it out!

  2. Alexis says:

    I love soup recipes this time of year. Sweet potato soup sounds amazing, I’ll be adding this to our meal plan this week.

    • oliveblogger says:

      I hope you enjoy the Sweet Potato Soup as much as we do Alexis!!! I love that this can be made on the stove-top as well, it just takes more time!

  3. Marisa Franca says:

    I’ve had a pressure cooker/canner for years. Mine didn’t have all the bells and whistles the modern Instant Pot has. I’ll have to try and unearth mine and make your recipe. It sounds wonderful and perfect for Fall.

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks so much Marisa 🙂 I think this one could easily be done in an older model as long as it is set to medium pressure for the same amount of time! <3 Enjoy

  4. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says:

    I have been wanting to buy a pressure cooker for so long now. This soup is almost convincing me to buy one now!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks Denise, it has such lovely flavour for the crisp days we are having here <3 It is perfect as a starter to Thanksgiving dinner too!

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