Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sweet Potato Soup

Hey everyone! I've often added a sweet potato to old fashioned creamy white potato soup for a little color. And while I've seen recipes for sweet potato soup they usually call for Southwestern spices or curry and are pureed, this one is... rustic. Basically use your favorite white potato soup recipe but sub all sweet potatoes.
Sweet creamy goodness...
And I think it might be just a little healthier too:@)

Sweet Potato Soup for two
1 lb sweet potatoes-approx 2
1 1/2 C water
heaping 1/4 C onion, diced
1 medium stalk celery
1 shake celery seed
2 shakes garlic powder
few grinds fresh black pepper
1 tsp Chicken Better Than Bouillon-could use chicken broth/stock instead of water and omit this
1 Tblsp butter
1/2 C milk-whatever kind you drink, I used 2%
1 1/2 tsp flour
Salt to taste
  1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into quarters lengthwise (be careful). Then cut crosswise into 1/2" pieces, if a few seem too big just cut them in half. 
  2. Add first 8 ingredients to the pot at once.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat but keep it at a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender, approx 15 minutes. Break the potatoes up a little bit as you're cooking them, you want to release the starch but also keep chunks for texture.
  4. Add butter and stir.
  5. Mix milk and flour together till smooth. Add to soup, stir and heat till thickened.
  6. Season with salt if needed.
  7. Makes approx 3 cups of soup.
Note: This consistency is good for me, if you want it thicker add more flour, thinner add more milk. 
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  1. I never would have thought to substitute sweet potatoes for the white! I LOVE sweet potatoes!
    I will try this, for sure!
    Thank you.

  2. Another great looking dish! When I decide to start cooking I'm coming right here for all my recipes!

  3. I would try it! I hated sweet potatoes for years because of an unfortunate lunchroom incident in the second grade. Then, about a year or so ago, I tried them again and decided that they weren't so bad after all.

  4. I love sweet potatoes...I bet this is delicious! Thanks for the great recipe. I have to try it with white, too!


  5. I really like that idea. I am not big on spices. We love sweet potatoes any way we can get them.

  6. I had a sweet potato for dinner - this soup would be great. sandie

  7. O, Lynn, we love Sweet Potatoes with a passion. I will surely be making this.
    xo bj

  8. It looks yummy, Lynn. Thanks for the recipe...Christine

  9. Yum! Can't wait to try this! I had some soup at a "Sweet Tomatoes" the other day, similar to this! Thanks!

  10. Hi Lynn,
    that sounds great. I love sweet potatoes and this is a new way to cook them for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  11. Hi there, a yummy and delicious soup, and so simple! We always have sweet potatoes - love them roasted and baked too! xxoo

  12. Sweet potatoes are so much better for you too. I love the look and the chunkiness of this soup.

  13. What a great idea to sub the sweets, looks delicious!

  14. I would *always* prefer sweet potatoes to regular potatoes. This looks delicious! I'll use Pacific brand organic, free-range chicken broth because it's the only one that doesn't give me a headache! Thanks so much for this recipe. Can't wait to make it. Hope you'll stop in sometime.

  15. I love sweet potatoes! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Yum, you sure found my food weak spot. Anything with sweet potatoes is a winner for me. Thanks for the recipe.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  17. I plan to try this; it sounds fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

  18. I love sweet potatoes! What a great idea to turn them into soup.

  19. You did it Lynn, this will be low-carb for me with a little changing of the thickener. Why haven't I ever thought of are a genius! Thanks...

  20. Your sweet potato soup looks nice and creamy! Thanks for sharing.

  21. It never occurred to me to substitute sweet potatoes for russets in my favorite potato soup recipe. Great idea.

  22. Stopping by from the Link It Up Thursday Party!

  23. YUMMMM!! I LOVE sweet potatoes! This is a great idea, Lynn. On another note, I think it is time for you to have one of your blog parties. They are always different and fun! Linda

  24. Great idea, Lynn, for subbing sweet much healthier, since sweet potatoes are a "super food"!!

  25. It is so gray and cold here today and your soup looks like the perfect warm up meal. Thanks for your recipe!

    Susan and Bentley

  26. Add me to the list of those who never would have thought of doing sweet potatoes instead of white. Good Going, Lynn! It looks delicious!

  27. Great recipe. We get lots of sweet potatoes in our CSA each week and I am out of ideas to use them. Not any more.

  28. We just love Sweet Potatoes and your soup looks delicious. So cream and full of flavor, we would really enjoy it! Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  29. I love sweet potatoes but have never made the soup. Yum!

  30. I love sweet potato soup! I put apples in mine.
    Yours looks delicious, L! Enjoy the weekend!

  31. This looks delicious. I love sweet potato soup.

  32. This sounds delicious. Where do I find that buillion stuff? I have never used it.

  33. What a great idea! It looks lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.


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