With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Baked Sweet Potato Soup

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Baked Sweet Potato Soup

This soup could not be easier and if you
like sweet potatoes, you will love it!
Our local produce market has great prices but oft times sold in larger quantities needed for a meal. Instead of baking just a few sweet potatoes, I baked the whole bag and refrigerated the extra.

The next day, as I started supper, I wondered what I might make with the extra potatoes. I checked for some ideas and thought soup sounded good. It whipped up in no time. I was even able to snap some pics in the fading light of an overcast day.

I have to say, I liked the flavor of this recipe so much that I wouldn't change a thing.

Baked Sweet Potato Soup
source: Food Network


1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth, if desired)
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Sour cream for serving (optional)

In a sauce pan or skillet, over medium-low heat, cook the flour and butter, stirring constantly until roux achieves a light caramel color.

Add the broth and brown sugar, bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Stir in the sweet potatoes and spices, bring to a simmer again, and cook for 5 minutes more.

In a blender, carefully puree the soup in batches and return to saucepan. To prevent the hot soup from splattering out of the top of the blender, I keep the lid tilted and cover the top with a dish towel, while pulsing.

Whisk in the milk and reheat soup. Season with salt and pepper; ladle into warm soup bowls and serve with sour cream, if desired.


podso said...

I am so glad "soup season" is here again though I eat soup year round. This looks delicious, thanks for posting the recipe.

Debby Ray said...

I love sweet potatoes and I love soup but have never had sweet potato soup! It looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Debbie said...

I LOVE sweet potatoes and I LOVE soup so this sounds like a win win situation, lol. Seriously can't wait to try it, thanks for posting!

Ann said...

I love sweet potatoes and I've got to try this soup. It sounds so wonderful

annie said...

This sounds very good, hoping to try it!
Thank you for sharing!

Susan said...

Sounds yummy,LDH. I'd like some right now. Susan

Lynn said...

Second sweet potato soup I've seen today and they both sound wonderful! Now if this stupid humidity would just go away! Great picture tutorial:@)

janice15 said...

I have never eaten anything like this and I love love sweet potatoes I'd like to try it.. thanks with love Janice

corners of my life said...

A perfect addition to our "Soup Sundays" repertoire. Thanks

Jacqueline said...

Your picture is stunning! What a presentation.
Wow, those flavors make my mouth water. Just about now I start craving soups and homemade breads and all things warm and comforting, and this certainly sounds comforting!

Karen said...

Yes, I never met a sweet potato I didn't like! This sounds wonderful!

Maggie Ann said...

Yes, I do like sweet potatoes! I am tired though....maybe soon I'll try it =) It would be delicious...

handmade by amalia said...

This looks so good. I love sweet potatoes and I love soup - I'm glad to see the back of this long hot summer.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This looks so delicious, and I loved the tutorial. Isn't it funny how our tastes change as we move into fall?


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