Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Brown Sugar Bacon

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Candied Bacon

An immensely comforting sweet potato soup garnished with cinnamon brown sugar bacon, pepper jack cheese and sour cream. The soup mimics a loaded baked potato transforming it from side dish into a thoroughly satisfying meal!

The soup is fairly fast and easy to make. Almost as quick as boiling potatoes for mashing. Just one of the many reasons to love it.

Sweet potatoes are simmered with onion and garlic in broth until soft, pureed and then topped with candied bacon, pepper jack cheese for a pop of heat and sour cream.

With warm, complimenting spices like chili powder and a hint of cinnamon, the natural sweetness of the potatoes is brought out even further.

What sends this soup over the top to unforgettable heights is the cinnamon-brown-sugar-chile-powder bacon. Swoon. Second reason to love it.

And the only one you need to entice you into making it!

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Brown Sugar Bacon

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Brown Sugar Bacon

A comforting sweet potato soup garnished with cinnamon brown sugar bacon, pepper jack cheese and sour cream.


1 large onion, diced
olive oil, for sauteing
sea salt and fresh black pepper
5 cloves, garlic, minced
2-3 tablespoons chives, snipped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
7-8 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 can (14 ounce) vegetable or chicken broth
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
pepper jack or extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
sour cream
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 slices thick-cut bacon


  1. Cover the bottom of a large saucepan or soup pot with olive oil, heat over medium-low heat; add onion, saute until tender and translucent, seasoning well with salt and pepper. Add garlic, saute until fragrant; stir in chives, thyme, chili powder and cinnamon, cook for a minute or two.
  2. Add sweet potatoes; toss with onion mixture; add broth, vinegar and enough water to come to top of sweet potatoes. Season with 1 teaspoon sea salt and lots of fresh black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make candied bacon and shred cheese. Use an immersion blender to puree soup or carefully add to a stand blender, pureeing in batches and placing a dish towel over the lid so the steam doesn’t blow hot soup everywhere.
  4. Serve garnished with cheese, sour cream and crumbled bacon candy.
  5. Bacon:
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set a cooling rack inside the prepared pan and set aside.
  7. Combine brown sugar, chili powder and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Dredge the bacon slices in the brown sugar mixture and place, not touching, on rack. Bake until crisp, 15 – 20 minutes. Blot excess grease with paper towels if needed.

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Candied Bacon

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  1. Tina@flourtrader says

    After seeing this, I regret only buying 1 sweet potato at the grocers.  This looks so comforting and delicious.  All those spices and the extra touch with the toppings-yum!  Great post.

  2. abigail (aka mamatou says

    I love the look of that soup and lovely sweet-spicy bacon, and also that adorable placemat!

  3. BeadedTail says

    Who knew a soup could be so gorgeous!  I love sweet potatoes so I know I'd love this!  Yum!Smooches to handsome Moon!  We are needing another Moon fix so hope we get to see him again soon! :)

  4. says

    Dear Reeni, I just love all of these seasonal soups. Great job. I am sure this is very delicious. Blessings my dear one, Catherine xo

  5. Julie Mogler says

    Wow this looks delicious.  A perfect fall soup.  Love the addition of the bacon.

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