Thursday, April 16, 2009

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup


Sweet potatoes where on sale this week for .49 cents a pound! I bought about three dozen of them. It was fun to get creative and try out some new recipes.

This soup was so easy and delicious that I just had to share! My kids loved it and I've been sharing it with friends who stop by to visit.

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients

2 Tbsp (1/4 stick) butter

1 cup chopped onion

1 large garlic clove, chopped

4 or 5 large sweet potatoes peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)

4 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth or 4 boullion cubes (use vegetable broth for vegetarian option)

2 Tbsp cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup milk

2 Tbsp maple syrup

Celery leaves for garnish

Method

1 Melt the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes.

2 Add sweet potatoes, chicken stock, cinnamon, and nutmeg; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes

3 Remove cinnamon stick and discard. Working in batches, puree soup in blender until smooth. Return to pot.

4 Add half and half and maple syrup and stir over medium-low heat to heat through. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

2 comments:

sunnymama said...

That does sound good! Thank you for the recipe.

Heartfelt Homemaking said...

This sounds fabulous! I can't wait to try it, but it may have to wait for fall. I am truly getting tired of soups, stews and winter food in general. For me, it's time to dig out the grill and whip of a big bowl of potato salad. Thanks for sharing, I'm tucking it away in my recipe folder.