I LOVED this soup!!! Great way to use sweet potatoes, a nice warming fall dish, and quite low calorie. I only made a few alterations. Instead of using olive oil I just used the bacon fat leftover from the crumbled bacon. I also did 3 cups veggie stock 1 cup chicken stock and threw in a few bouillon cubes cause I ran out of stock. And instead of red pepper flakes which I was out of I used same amount of paprika (I HIGHLY suggest using that) gave it such a lovely smokey flavor to it and went super well with the cumin. Other than that all totally the same. So good!! =)
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
This creamy low-fat soup gets its creamy texture from pureed sweet potatoes and goes perfectly paired with a light sandwich or salad. Since Creamy Sweet Potato Soup can be prepared quickly, in just under 15 minutes, it’s perfect to make in the morning to take to work.
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- Calories: 233
- Fat: 6.2g
- Saturated fat: 2.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
- Protein: 10.7g
- Carbohydrate: 33.9g
- Fiber: 5.1g
- Cholesterol: 12mg
- Iron: 1.4mg
- Sodium: 530mg
- Calcium: 123mg
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 2 large)
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 4 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
- 1 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved (about 1/4 cup)
- 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves (optional)
- 1. Place potatoes, cut sides down, in an 11 x 7-inch microwave-safe baking dish. Add 1/4 cup water; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly; discard potato skins.
- 2. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 1 minute or until translucent. Stir in cumin and red pepper. Add stock to pan; bring to a boil. Place half of sweet potato and half of stock mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters); blend until smooth. Pour pureed soup into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining sweet potato and stock mixture. Stir in salt. Divide soup evenly among 6 bowls; sprinkle cooked bacon and Parmesan cheese evenly over top. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
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