Sweet Potato Soup
When I bought 2 large sweet potatoes at the store the other day, my plan was to make some tacos with them. Well, I wasn’t feeling well yesterday and I thought – soup! Soup and grilled cheese was going to hit the spot for sure. Since I wasn’t feeling well, I wanted what all want – EASY!!!! I also didn’t want didn’t want a sweet potato soup that tasted like a Thanksgiving casserole.
Step one was throwing the sweet potatoes into the microwave on high for 10 minutes. There wasn’t gong to be any peeling, chopping boiling, etc. Then into the pantry and fridge I went. I saw some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the fridge from when I made chicken tinga tacos the other day and I grabbed them from the fridge. Next was the usual of onions and garlic sautéd in olive oil. I did grab 2 spices that would remind anyone of a Thanksgiving casserole, but it was a tiny pinch of nutmeg (which is actually the secret ingredient in most creamy soups) and 2 dashes of cinnamon. That was really more for a hint of sweetness. Once I added the chicken stock, milk and cream – everything came together better than I thought it would.
It was the chipotle in adobo sauce. There wasn’t any smoky flavor to it, but there was a hint of spice deep in the throat. It was a nice pleasant little pop!
I had this sweet potato soup ready in 15 minutes. I was also able to make it on a whim because I keep my pantry well stocked for such occasions :).
Healthy Sweet Potato Soup
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 cups of chicken stock or vegetable stock
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of adobo sauce
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 2 shakes of cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon
- Kosher salt
- Wrap the sweet potatoes in a damp paper towel. Plac ein the microwave on high for 10 minutes.
- Heat a sauce pot to medium heat.
- While it's heating, dice the onion and place in the pot with a pinch of salt. Now mince the garlic. Place in the pot with the onion and sauté for a minute. Turn off the heat, but add in the stock and milk.
- As soon as the potatoes are done, grab them with a towel and scoop out the flesh into the pot. Mas around with a fork and puree with either a then stick held blender or a Vitamix. Pour back in the pot. Add the spices, a pinch of salt and the heavy cream. Bring back up to temperature. Taste and adjust the seasonings if you want.
Balanced, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added