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creamy sweet potato soup

Recipe by
Vicki Pollitt
Wildwood, FL

I double the crushed red pepper as prefer a little more flavor. Chopped green onions are great instead of white onions as well. You can make this on a personal level for just yourself or two with one or two sweet potatoes, a can of chicken broth and seasonings to taste and have dinner in about 15 minutes.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy sweet potato soup

  • 3 md
    sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 c
    unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (or may omit)
  • 6 slice
    cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley leaves (optional)

How To Make creamy sweet potato soup

  • 1
    Microwave sweet potatoes until soft. Cool and scoop out pulp
  • 2
    In medium saucepan, saute chopped onions in olive oil for 1 minute. Add cumin and crushed pepper flakes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. While bringing to a boil, add scooped sweet potato pulp.
  • 3
    Transfer in batches to a blender and puree. Salt to taste. When serving, add bacon bits and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Or, you can add bacon ahead of time to flavor soup. Add parsley if you wish.