Smoky-Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

gina nsibirwa


Cool crisp Autumn air...warm savory peanut butter and jelly...even the wee ones love this creamy creation. Mmmmmmmm....


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10 Min
1 Hr


  • 4 large
    sweet potatoes, peeled & sliced 1
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 slice
    smoky bacon, chopped
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1 large
    carrot,peeled & sliced
  • 1
    chipoltle pepper in adobo sauce chopped + 2tbsp adobo sauce
  • 3 sprig(s)
    thyme, dried
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1
    32oz vegetable stock or chicken stock if not vegetarian
  • 1 teasp large
    grated orange peel + juice of one orange
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ·
    honey or maple syrup for drizzle
  • 1 c
    sour cream to dollop top
  • ·
    black pepper

How to Make Smoky-Spicy Sweet Potato Soup


  1. In Lg saucepan, add sweet potatoes &enough water to cover. Bring to boil, salt water and cook until tender, 12-15 minutes. Drain & return to pot.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, in a medium pot, heat olive oil, add bacon to pan & cook over medium-high heat, stirring often until crisp, about five min. Drain on paper towel, save 1 tablespoon bacon fat. Add onion, carrot, chipoltle pepper, adobo sauce, thyme sprigs & bayleaf and cook until onion is softened 6-7 minutes. Stir in the chicken/vegetable stock orange peel, orange juice and cinnamon. Drizzle with honey or syrup and sezson with salt & peppe
  3. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes. Discard bayleaf and thyme sprigs.
  4. Add the stock mixture to the sweet potatoes in the pot and puree with immersion blender.
  5. Serve soup with sour cream and crispy bacon.

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About Smoky-Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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