Slow Cooker Chorizo and Sweet Potato Soup

When I first put all the ingredients in the slow cooker, I really wasn’t convinced and if I’m honest, I thought it was going to be gross. But, I was pleasantly surprised as it was gorgeous and we’ve had it at least another 4 times since.

Recipe: Chorizo and Sweet Potato Soup

Summary: A surprisingly tasty soup with an interesting mix of chickpeas, chorizo sausage and sweet potatoes


  • 2 TPSP of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp of Lazy Garlic or 2 cloves
  • 170g of Chorizo Sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 tsp of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 litre of chicken stock
  • 1 TBSP of tomato puree
  • 375g of sweet potato, bite size pieces
  • 400g chickpeas, drained
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, saute the onions for approx 3 minutes until they are soft.
  2. Add the garlic and sausage and cook for a further two minutes.
  3. Mix in the paprika, thyme, chicken stock and puree, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Place the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, pour over the sauce, mix well, cook and cover on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Ladle into large soup bowls, garnish with parsley and serve with crusty bread.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 6 hour(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

My rating 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

Note: This recipe was originally by Sara Lewis of 200 Slow Cooker recipes, but has been modified ever so slightly.

Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

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