Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sweet Potato Soup

It has been a busy busy busy week for me (and may or may not have involved some wedding planning!) and I've had no chance to post until now.  It's just a quickie, but on the weekend we made this much-more-delicious-than-it-looks Sweet Potato Soup.  I love love sweet potatos so I was eager to give it a try. 

We did it in the crock pot so that we could get stuff done while it did the work for us, but I'm sure you could do it just as well on the stove.  You heat the potatos for 3 hours to soften them (but I'm sure you could put them in the microwave and get the same result much quicker?), then blend them to smooth the chunks out, add the rest of the ingredients and let it cook for 1-3 hours more (I just did the one hour and it was good to go)

Sorry for the lack of presentation and just trust that it was so yummy!

Here are the ingredients:

- 2 cups fat-free chicken broth
- 4 medium sized sweet potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups fat-free half-and-half
- 2 packets Splenda or Truvia (I just put one TBSP of sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dry mustard

If my pictures don't appeal to you, this is the picture that first enticed me...

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source and recipe here

You might not feel like soup today, it's supposed to be lovely weather, but it's supposed to cool down on the weekend again and this might help keep you toasty warm!

Have you been trying out new recipes you found on pinterest as well??  Any good ones to share?

1 comment:

  1. I love sweet potato soup! I use a very similar base recipe from the Food Network's Chef at Home, but it has cinnamon & a chipotle pepper blended in...which usually makes it far too spicy for me to enjoy. I always plan on making a crispy tortilla garnish, but I've never actually done it. Too hungry. :)