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


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


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!


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.