Sweet Potato, Leek, and Ham Soup

  • AlohaCara Posted: 11/04/09
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    While this took me longer than the 6-minute prep time indicated, it was easy and delicious. Even a picky dinner guest gave it two thumbs up. I used an immersion hand blender instead of a regular blender. I would recommend topping it with the optional green onion to give it that little extra flavor it needed. Served with fresh, multi-grain bread. This is a great addition to my fall & winter soup recipes. I'll be making it again.

  • Sarah417k Posted: 12/29/09
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    Great texture. I used some leftover spiral ham and two large yams; I also used two cups of skim milk instead of the water and evaporated milk. Tasted great. I ended up adding about a 1/2 cup of chicken broth at the end to thin it a bit, because it was really thick after blending. Great dinner with crescent rolls and a salad. Would probably also be good with Canadian bacon instead of ham

  • kdmccrayz Posted: 10/02/09
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    Very thick and yummy. Filling too. Loved the vegetable base. Great color for serving at a party.

  • JanineC Posted: 04/22/10
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    Great soup! Will make again. Kids and husband loved it. Add a pinch of nutmeg, curry powder and cayenne for more flavor. Blend one batch just barely to provide texture. Serve with green onions on top.

  • BeckaBean Posted: 03/03/11
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    Loved this! Would totally make it again. It was pretty easy and didn't take a lot of time to make, even with having to put it in the blender. I just used 2 sweet potatoes that I had at home instead of the pre-chopped ones from the freezer section. My husband and my picky 2yr old both liked it too! We had it with some garlic toast, yum!

  • elliesmom Posted: 02/15/10
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    Great flavor and color. Texture is a little thick, thinned it down a little at the end. Added some cayenne pepper to kick it up a notch. Recommend adding the green onion (for added texture and flavor). Great soup to make the night before and brown bag to work, very satisfying. Will make often.

  • DrAmanda Posted: 11/14/10
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    Not a great amount of flavor, but good creamy texture. Reminded me of creamed chipped beef.

  • bnobsOMG Posted: 09/29/11
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    Loved this! Really easy and tasty. Great for rainy day indulgence without all the guilt.

  • MargoMcHugh1 Posted: 12/29/11
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    Added nutmeg, chilli pepper and curry. Also instead of water and evaporated milk used 2cups skim milk and 5oz water. Topped with a little shredded cheese. Yum!

  • categaudet Posted: 12/12/11
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    This soup is great with a few tweaks. First, it needs more liquid; approximately 2 cups more. I initially used 3 cups of water with one Knorr chicken stock tub. I had to add another 1.5 cups of water because it was so thick. Second, I couldn't find leeks so I used half Vidalia onion and half green onion. I sauteed the veggies in my dutch oven for a few minutes; the yams were slightly browned and the Vidalia onion transparent. After pureeing, the flavour was good but needed something extra so I added a little slug of maple syrup, a bit of salt to taste, a half teaspoon of pureed chipotle pepper, a squeeze of lemon and some fresh ground pepper. Fast and delicious. I topped it with chopped green onion, served with some fresh sourdough and a salad. My kids loved it.

  • Amhaasy81 Posted: 12/23/11
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    This recipe is flavorless. Spices needed.

  • yumsville Posted: 02/15/12
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    I love this soup!! I used homemade veggie and chicken stock and plain yogurt instead of the milk. I used chipotle and nutmeg salt and pepper for seasoning. I fried some leeks and green onions dredged in cornstarch for garnish. I actually omitted the cheddar cheese...first time ever:>

  • PartORD Posted: 02/06/13
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    I heart this soup. I double the leeks and cook the sweet potatoes a bit longer, but it's so good, it's worth the slightly extra time.

  • Phoebegetsfit Posted: 01/27/13
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    Very tasty recipe that I will definitely be making again! I added extra ham and sweet potatoes to make more.

  • dcous52 Posted: 01/08/14
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    Very tasty soup after it is doctored up with some spice. I added salt, curry, nutmeg, and chili powder.

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