Sweet Potato Coconut Crab Soup - Mountain Cravings

Sweet Potato Coconut Crab Soup

Sweet Potato Coconut Crab Soup

I’m bringing you a creamy, slightly-sweet, gorgeous orange soup that’s perfect for fall – and we’re not even talking about pumpkins!

Yet. We all know that’s coming.

But today is all about sweet potatoes blended into dreamy coconut milk with heaps of crab and roasted red peppers! We’re blending cozy fall flavors and staying on the lighter side of comfort.


I had such a hard time titling this post. Sweet potatoes and crab and coconut milk just don’t roll off the tongue.

The best description is Dreamy Soul-Healing Fall Crab Soup in Coconut-Sweet Potato Broth. Kirk gently suggested that maybe I needed to shorten it a little bit.

So all I can tell you is that I’m head-over-heels, making-it-twice-this-week in love with this soup, and you will be too.

(But I’m still worried I’m not conveying JUST HOW MUCH YOU NEED IT. It’s just really really that good. Yes.)


Fresh crab would be heavenly but it’s unavailable in our area – not to mention super expensive. So I used canned crab meat here. I know, blasphemy, but you just have to work with what you have! The flavor still shines through and we definitely still went back for seconds.

Sweet Potato Coconut Crab Soup | Mountain Cravings
Sweet Potato Coconut Crab Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Sweet potatoes blended into creamy-dreamy coconut milk with heaps of crab & roasted red peppers is a light, perfectly gorgeous way to ease into fall!
Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 283 kcal
Author: Mountain Cravings
  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion roughly diced
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly minced
  • 1 T. red curry paste
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 lb. sweet potato diced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz. coconut milk
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 8 oz. crab meat drained
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook onion for 2-3 minutes until translucent, then add garlic and cook another 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in curry paste and cumin and toast for 30 seconds, then add sweet potato and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth and coconut milk, scraping the bottom of the pot. Bring to a simmer and cook sweet potato until soft, about 20 minutes.
  4. While sweet potato is cooking, roast the red bell pepper under the broiler, turning so all sides are slightly charred. Immediately seal in a plastic bag and let steam until skin slides off easily then finely dice the peeled pepper.
  5. When sweet potato is fully cooked, puree with an immersion blender or in an upright blender and return to the pot. Stir in roasted pepper and crab meat and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  6. Salt to taste and serve hot!
Nutrition Facts
4 servings per container
Serving size 1 bowl

Amount per serving
Calories 283
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 760mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 11g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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