Soup’d Up Sweet Potatoes

creamy sweet potato soup

soup’s on

As the weather gets colder, I find myself craving lots of comfort food: chili, chicken pot pie and mac & cheese. But only soup lets me use my immersion blender, and that’s always fun. The cinnamon and nutmeg give this sweet potato soup that classic fall vibe, and the maple syrup adds that extra touch of sweetness. All you need is some crusty bread and you’ve got yourself a very simple yet comforting lunch.

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
– 1 tablespoon of butter
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
– 1 cup of diced onion
– 2 celery stalks, diced
– 1 clove of garlic, minced
– 1 ½ pounds of sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
– 4 cups of low-sodium chicken stock (or veggie stock)
– ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
– ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
– 1 ¼ cups of milk
– 3 tablespoon of maple syrup
– Salt and pepper
– Cracked red pepper

In a large stockpot, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the celery and cook about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes, chicken stock, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, and then simmer uncovered until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, and puree using an immersion blender. (Or, transfer in batches to a regular blender to puree and then transfer back to the pot.) Add the milk and maple syrup, season to taste with salt, pepper and cracked red pepper, and cook over medium-low heat until heated throughout. Ladle into bowls and eat.

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4 Comments on “Soup’d Up Sweet Potatoes”

  1. Only soup lets you use your immersion blender. Oh come on give it a try with your mac and cheese. But please do a video. Great recipe, as always.

  2. Conor Bofin says:

    Just right for a chilly November. Sweet potatoes are a big favourite.
    Best,
    Conor

  3. This sounds really good!
    I am curious though, it looks like a lot of dessert spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup… does it seem weird that it’s a soup? It looks so good; I hope to try it sometime. 🙂

    Bonnie
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