Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday's Recipe: Soup! #sweetpotatoes #yams

Our grocery stores sometimes sends special prices on a few items for card members. One of ours for August is sweet potatoes, or yams as the notice read. So of course, I had to take advantage of the deal.

Thank you to Elise who shared her recipe on Simply Recipes. Here is her version, which is delicious even without the tweaks I made on the next batch to spice it up a little. Enjoy!

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

·         Cook time: 30 minutes

·         Yield: Serves 2 to 4


  • 1 pound garnet sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 large shallots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds (or ground cumin)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream or plain yogurt (Greek or regular, omit for paleo version)


1 Preheat oven to 450°F. Place sweet potato cubes and shallots in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt, thyme, and cumin. Toss so all pieces are well coated with olive oil and seasonings.

2 Spread the sweet potatoes and shallots out on a foil or silicone lined baking sheet. Roast for 25 minutes or until cooked through and nicely caramelized and browned around the edges. Remove from oven.

3 While the sweet potatoes are roasting, heat chicken stock in a saucepan on the stovetop until steamy.

4 Place the cooked sweet potatoes and shallots in a blender and add the hot chicken stock. Purée until smooth. NOTE, when blending hot liquids, fill the blender bowl no more than a third full, and start with short pulses. So, depending on the size of your blender you may need to work in batches. Or use an immersion blender.

5 Taste for seasoning, add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls with a dollop of sour cream (if using).


Vonnie said...

Good. Been looking for a sweet potato soup recipe for a couple of months. (They grow like crazy in our part of Australia).

Sloane Taylor said...

YUM! This is a must try. Thanks, Lizzie.:)

Lizzie said...

Hope you enjoy this one, Vonnie.

Lizzie said...

Enjoy, Sloane!