Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Make the soup through Step 2 the day before. Reheat, and stir in the lime juice before serving.


Makes 8 cups
Total time: 1 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hours


2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 1/2 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (2 large)
1 cup apple cider
1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice


1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add onion, and sauté 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in broth and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

2. Process mixture with a handheld blender until smooth. (If you don't have a handheld blender, cool mixture 10 minutes, and process, in batches, in a regular blender until smooth. Return to saucepan, and proceed with Step 3.)

3. Cook potato mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in 2 Tbsp. lime juice. Whisk together sour cream and 2 tsp. lime juice. Ladle soup into bowls, and drizzle each serving with sour cream mixture.

Jackie Mills,

Southern Living

December 2012
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