Sweet Potato-and-Pear Bisque

Southern Living
4 cups


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1/2 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 1/4 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potato pieces, drained
1 (15-ounce) can lite pear halves, undrained
1/4 teaspoon salt


Sauté onion in hot oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until onion is tender. Add chicken broth and sage. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Cool slightly.

Process broth mixture, sweet potato pieces, pear halves, and salt in a blender, in batches, (or with a handheld blender) until smooth.

Cook mixture in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with Spiced Croutons.

Created date

January 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 262
Caloriesfromfat 13 %
Fat 3.7 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 52 g
Fiber 5.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 386 mg
Calcium 55 mg