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Sweet potato and beef soup.

Beef & Sweet Potato Chowder

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot


This comforting Beef & Sweet Potato Chowder is full of flavor and is a perfect weeknight dinner.



2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
1 lb lean ground beef
32 oz. gluten-free beef broth
1 medium onion, chopped
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 bags frozen cauliflower, divided
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon Herbamare or your favorite gluten-free seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup cashew or almond milk
2 big handfuls of spinach, torn into small pieces


Instant Pot Directions:

Select the saute setting and heat the 2 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil for a minute and then add the ground beef and chop it while it browns with a large spatula or wooden spoon.

Add in the chopped onion and cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions just start to look translucent.

Add in sweet potatoes, one bag of frozen cauliflower, beef broth, bay leaves, Herbamare, salt & pepper.

Select the manual setting and set it for 8 minutes.

Cook the second bag of cauliflower according to package directions. When finished drain and place in a food processor and process until smooth.

When cooking time is done do a quick release and press stop. Remove the lid and using a pair of kitchen shears carefully cut up the larger pieces of cauliflower. Then add in the pureed cauliflower, almond milk, and the torn spinach. Select the saute function and stir frequently until heated through about 5-8 minutes. Serve.

Stovetop Instructions:

Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium heat and add in the ground beef. Chop the beef as it browns. Add chopped onions and cook until the onions start to look translucent. Add the beef broth, chopped sweet potatoes, one bag of frozen cauliflower, bay leaves, and seasonings. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it’s boiling back the heat down to medium and keep the soup at a low boil for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

While this is soup is cooking cook the other bag of cauliflower in another pot according to the package directions. Once it’s tender, drain and then place in a food processor and puree until smooth.

After the 20 minutes of cook time for the soup is up use a pair of kitchen shears to carefully cut up the larger pieces of cauliflower. Then add in the pureed cauliflower, almond milk, and torn spinach. Cook over medium heat for 5-8 minutes stirring frequently. Serve.


If you have picky eaters that don’t like green things in their soup the spinach can be left out or scoop them a bowl before adding the spinach. πŸ™‚

This recipe was originally posted as a Trim Healthy Mama recipe to follow that brown ground beef and then put in colander and run hot water over the beef to remove as much fat as you can. Then continue recipe.

Keywords: dairy-free soup, gluten-free soup, beef sweet potato soup, healthy soup, cauliflower