Sweet Potato Soup

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Sweet Potato Soup
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Sweet Potato Soup

Added by: on May 20th, 2013
This recipe was created using three ingredients given to me for my very first "Cooking Challenge." People can choose any three ingredients and I randomly choose which one I will try. I wasn't thrilled about trying this challenge out because I hate sweet potatoes, but I ended up LOVING .. more >
Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
20 min
Ready In:
40 min



Original Recipe Yield: 2 servings (4 Cups Soup)


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, washed and cubed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 T butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 c onions, minced
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 c chicken stock/broth
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • * Optional shredded chicken to top
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Soup

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 414

  • Total Fat: 30.3 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 18.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 85.6 mg
  • Sodium: 421.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  •     Sugars: 12.3 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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Boil the cubes of sweet potato with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Using 2 T of butter, make some browned butter and set aside


When the sweet potatoes are tender, add to a blender, food processor or mixer of some kind and blend, adding in the browned butter until smooth


Add in garlic and onions and blend again until smooth


Using the other 2 T of butter, mix with the flour over medium heat with a whisk until it's smooth and has turned to a light caramel shade to make a roux


Add chicken stock/broth and brown sugar into the roux and bring to a boil


Turn down heat and let simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring often


Add the sweet potato puree to the broth and blend well


Add in heavy cream until it reaches desired consistency


Add in thyme and simmer until it's blended well and warm

Cooks' note:
Since this was a challenge, there are a few things I would change. I would go back and add roasted red peppers into the puree and keep it thick as a spread for some baguette slices. I would also just leave the chicken out if I were to keep it as a soup and maybe top it with some croutons instead!


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Ratings & Reviews:

Amanda L

Amanda L

By: Amanda L on May 22nd, 2013
Yum yum yummy! The perfect way to use my sweet potatoes that were on the verge of turning bad
Hot Cookin' Mama

Hot Cookin' Mama

By: Hot Cookin' Mama on May 20th, 2013

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