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!