Sweet Potato Soup


by: Hot Cookin' Mama

This recipe was created using three ingredients given to me for my very first "Cooking Challenge." People can choose any three ingredients and I randomly choose which one I will try. I wasn't thrilled about trying this challenge out because I hate sweet potatoes, but I ended up LOVING the soup!


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serves: 2

1 sweet potato, peeled, washed and cubed

1/2 tsp cinnamon

4 T butter, divided

3 cloves garlic, grated

1/4 c onions, minced

1 T flour

1 c chicken stock/broth

1 T brown sugar

1/2 c heavy cream

1 tsp thyme

Optional shredded chicken to top

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Soup

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 414

  • Total Fat: 30.3 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 18.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 85.6 mg
  • Sodium: 421.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  •     Sugars: 12.3 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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sweet-potato-soup-4007.jpg 1.  Boil the cubes of sweet potato with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

2.  Using 2 T of butter, make some browned butter and set aside

3.  When the sweet potatoes are tender, add to a blender, food processor or mixer of some kind and blend, adding in the browned butter until smooth

4.  Add in garlic and onions and blend again until smooth

5.  Using the other 2 T of butter, mix with the flour over medium heat with a whisk until it's smooth and has turned to a light caramel shade to make a roux

6.  Add chicken stock/broth and brown sugar into the roux and bring to a boil

7.  Turn down heat and let simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring often

8.  Add the sweet potato puree to the broth and blend well

9.  Add in heavy cream until it reaches desired consistency

10.  Add in thyme and simmer until it's blended well and warm

Cooks' note:
Since this was a challenge, there are a few things I would change. I would go back and add roasted red peppers into the puree and keep it thick as a spread for some baguette slices. I would also just leave the chicken out if I were to keep it as a soup and maybe top it with some croutons instead!

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Amanda L


Yum yum yummy! The perfect way to use my sweet potatoes that were on the verge of turning bad