Sunday, November 15, 2015

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup - SRC

For this month's Secret Recipe Club,  I was lucky enough to be assigned Debbie of Debbie Does Dinner Healthy.  Debbie is the hostess of Group C.  Thanks for all you do to make SRC a success.  I've been following Debbie's blog since I began blogging in 2009.  She has some great healthy and low cal recipes on her site!  Stop over and check them out.

I love potato soup but never thought about making sweet potato soup.  After making this recipe, I realized I've really been missing out. This soup is so good and the great thing is, it's healthy.  I did use the bacon, not a lot, but it really adds to the flavor.  I pureed the soup with my immersion blender, next time I will be using the blender instead.  It takes a while to puree this soup and the blender would be so much easier.

I love, love, love this soup.  One of the best soups I've made in a long time.  Thanks, Debbie for an amazing recipe, one I can't wait to make again soon!!!

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup 

Recipe courtesy of Debbie Does Dinner Healthy
1 large onion, diced
1 tbsp. bacon grease or oil
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 can broth (chicken or vegetable)
7 - 8 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
Pepperjack or extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Sour cream
Bacon (if desired and not vegetarian)

Saute desired amount of bacon. Save bacon grease for sauteeing. 

Add onion, bacon grease, salt and pepper to hot large pan and saute until tender.  Add garlic, thyme, chili powder and cinnamon, cook for a couple of minutes.  Add sweet potatoes, broth, vinegar and about 3 cups of water.  Season with more salt and lots of pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 25 minutes.  When potatoes are tender, puree with an immersion blender or carefully add to a food processor.

Garnish with cheese, sour cream and bacon. 


  1. I'm going to have to make this again! I am glad that you liked this soup! Thanks so much!

  2. This is definitely going on my "to make" list! What a wonderful way to warm up on these cold days - thanks for a great new recipe for my family! :-)

  3. I love sweet potato soup, but have never made it with bacon. Definitely sounds like it's worth a try!

  4. I love potato soup, but never thought to make it with sweet potatoes. I'll have to try this soon!

  5. I love sweet potatoes but also have never through about making sweet potato soup! This sounds delicious, Julie.

  6. Now I am definitely craving sweet potato soup! This sounds wonderful :)

  7. Soup weather is here and this looks like the perfect bowl! I love sweet potatoes but would have never thought about using them in soup. Great SRC choice!

  8. what a great soup! i haven't used sweet potatoes enough this fall :)

  9. OH YUM! This soup looks good and I have a Costco size bag of sweet potatoes in storage. I'm excited to try this one!


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