Holiday Sweet Potato Soup

1
Maven Argyle

By
@MissIngenuous

A deliciously creamy soup... using not a drop of cream! It just says "Christmas" to me!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This soup is so creamy that you would swear that there would have to be heavy cream in the recipe. It has a wonderfully rich flavor as well. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 14 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, diced
  • 2
    celery stalks, sliced
  • 6 c
    vegetable stock
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 lb
    sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 c
    half and half
  • 3 Tbsp
    dry sherry
  • pinch
    white pepper
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make Holiday Sweet Potato Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add the shallots, onion, and celery; cook over low heat about 6 minutes (keep stirring).
  2. Add vegetable (or chicken) stock, nutmeg, and sweet potatoes; bring mixture to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for about 30 minutes. When the potatoes seem tender, put the mixture into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
  3. Put mixture into a saucepan and add the half and half and sherry; stir to mix and smooth out. Season with pepper and continue to heat but don't bring to a full boil.
  4. Place pecans in a small dish and have each diner sprinkle the chopped walnuts in the filled soup bowl.

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About Holiday Sweet Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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