Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple & Turmeric Soup is a simple chop and drop recipe that yields creamy, nourishing results. It’s a hit with the entire family, plus is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 friendly!
1 medium yellow onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 2-inch pieces
½ pound russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 pound apples*, cored and cut into 2-inch pieces
1–3 teaspoons kosher salt (to taste)
1 teaspoon turmeric
32-oz vegetable stock (can substitute chicken stock)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup coconut milk (from a can)
Freshly ground black pepper for serving
- Place the onion, garlic, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, apples, salt, turmeric and stock in the base of a 6-quart slow cooker,stirring to combine. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6, or until the vegetables are very tender.
- Uncover and add the apple cider vinegar and coconut milk. Using an immersion blender, blend until very smooth. Alternatively, working in batches, carefully ladle the soup into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Taste and add additional salt or vinegar if you like.
Serving Suggestions: Top with Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas and/or cooked chicken sausage, freshly ground pepper, fresh sage, and/or a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
*Sweet, crisp apples, such as Fuji or Honey Crisp work particularly well in this recipe.
I left the skins on the apple and potatoes because it makes prep easier, and keeps all the good stuff found in the skins in the soup.
Turmeric can have a strong flavor. If it’s new to you and your family, start with 1 teaspoon. If you love it, add more the next time.
Toppings really send this soup over the top, and turn it into a full meal. Top with Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas for a plant-based option, cooked chicken sausage for the meat-eaters, freshly ground pepper, fresh sage, and/or a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Freshly ground pepper brings out the nourishing benefits of turmeric, so feel free to add as much as you like when serving.