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Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup (Soup Maker)

Are you looking for a filling full of flavour soup?

Look no further than this black bean and sweet potato soup in a soup maker!

sweet potato and black bean soup with spices and 3 croutons on top next to a Ninja soup maker

How To Make Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

Black beans are a handy standby to have in the cupboard for a variety of meals. They work well in stews as well as soups. I like adding some sweet potatoes and spices to add some sweet warmth to this soup.

You can add in whatever spices you have on hand; for this recipe, I added a little cayenne pepper as well as cumin.

The following soup has been made in a Morphy Richards Soup Maker (1.6L capacity) and a Ninja Soup Maker (1.4L capacity).

It can be made in any soup maker.

I used the same quantities in both; the latter made a thicker soup with less room for the stock – if you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add some extra hot stock or water to thin it out at the end.

What You Need:

ingredients laid out for black bean and sweet potato soup: two sweet potatoes, one carrot, three cloves of garlic, one onion, vegetable stock pot, spices and black beans
  • Onion and garlic – I used one onion and three cloves of garlic.
  • Carrot – I used a medium-sized carrot.
  • Sweet potatoes – I used two medium sweet potatoes.
  • Black beans – I used a 400g can (I drained the water, but you can also include it).
  • Cayenne pepper and ground cumin – I used one teaspoon of each. You can substitute with other spices and add two teaspoons of mild curry powder.
  • Vegetable stock pot.

Making The Soup:

This soup is very quick and easy to prepare. Aside from a little peeling and chopping, there really isn’t much preparation involved with this soup recipe, yet the results are delicious.

I typically don’t peel the sweet potatoes or carrots; most soup makers blend everything so well that the soup will be velvety smooth.

chopped up sweet potato, carrot, onion and garlic on a wooden chopping board

Peel and chop the onion and garlic (you can crush the garlic), and add everything to the soup maker.

I add the stock pot directly to the soup maker jug, and then I fill up to the line with hot water straight from the kettle. Some people prefer to use cold water or make up the stock before adding it to the soup maker. All methods work, so choose your favourite.

ingredients for black bean and sweet potato soup in a Ninja soup maker jug

Set the soup maker off on the smooth cycle. If at the end, the soup is too thick, stir in some extra stock or hot water to thin it out.

I hope you enjoy this black bean and sweet potato soup recipe; let me know in the comments if you end up making it!

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black bean and sweet potato soup with croutons in a bowl next to Ninja soup maker

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup (Soup Maker)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Black bean and sweet potato soup with some warming spices is the perfect recipe to fill you up.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 x 400g can black beans
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 x vegetable stock pot


  1. Peel and chop the onion. Optionally peel the carrot and sweet potatoes - they can be added with the skin still on.
  2. Add all the ingredients to the soup maker including the vegetable stock pot.
  3. Top up to the line with hot water (or if you prefer, cold water).
  4. Set the soup maker off on smooth.
  5. If the soup is too thick, stir in some hot water or stock to thin it out.
  6. Season if required according to taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 580mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 10gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g

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Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Domu have to drain the Beans as it doesn't say .in other recepies all so doesn't say so I'm not sure


Saturday 20th of March 2021

@Liana Green, thank u

Liana Green

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Hi Anna - you can add the liquid too, you might want to check if there is any extra salt in though and reduce other seasoning according to your taste - hope that helps!

Anne Tyerman

Saturday 11th of January 2020


Liana Green

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Hi Anne,

I would probably just leave it out rather than sub it with anything - you could add some extra seasoning of your choice, celery salt is quite a good one to try.


Monday 23rd of December 2019

Thanks for all these delicious recipes. I didn't have any black beans in but used borlotti beans instead and it still tasted amazing!!!!

Liana Green

Monday 30th of December 2019

Sounds delicious with borlotti beans too! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Dawn Cole

Monday 16th of September 2019

Can you use with sauté option?

Dawn. Cole

Monday 16th of September 2019

Without sorry


Friday 21st of September 2018

Hi Liana,

I just bought a saute soup maker and your book for my mum as she's elderly and doesn't really like cooking!! Thanks for the tip ref the soup-maker with saute function by the way, I'd already ordered one without, so thankfully hadn't used it and can return it.

Ref the recipe above it doesn't list the sweet potatoes in the ingredients, how many are you using please? It is 2 as per the picture?

Going to try out a recipe with her tomorrow and I have really high expectations as you have sooo many good reviews for the soup maker book :-) By the way when is your 'More soup maker recipes' book being published?

Many thanks Sharon

Liana Green

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Hi Sharon - sorry for the delay in replying, I haven't checked my comments recently!

Thanks for letting me know about the sweet potato omission - oops. I have updated the recipe now to read 2 sweet potatoes. How is your mum getting on with the soup maker?

I'm hoping to release my 2nd volume of soup maker recipes in November, subject to me making them all beforehand!

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