Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"A pureed vegetable soup can be an impressive, easy and affordable first course for an elegant dinner, or even a light dinner on its own with salad and bread."
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1 1/2 pounds
peeled raw sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
onion, cut into large dice
garlic cloves, thickly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons
chicken broth, homemade or from a carton or can
1 1/2 cups
half-and-half (or whole milk)
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Garnish: chopped honey-roasted peanuts
I made this for a light Christmas lunch and everyone loved it! Even my mother-in-law wanted the recipe! (She usually does all the cooking) I was proud of this soup and will serve it again for a special occasion.
If I could have given this 3 and 1/2 stars, I would have. I liked it, but I thought there was just a little too much ginger and nutmeg. My husband thought it tasted like pumpkin pie soup! I will definitely make this again, but with reduced nutmeg and ginger. I think I'd also add some cumin, just to try it.
Wonderful! Smooth, spicy soup. Just the right amount of zip. I love it! 1-1/2 pounds is basically 2 medium sweet potatoes, and around 4 cups cubed.
An excellent soup. I tried this hoping it would be like the soup at a local restaurant. I added some extra cayenne for some kick and it was just like the restaurant. Rave reviews from my husband, too.
This was good, but we liked the left-overs even more with two easy additions. I thought the soup needed a little something, so I added a teaspoon of curry powder and a couple tablespoons of peanut butter to the remaining soup. It was excellent!
This is the best soup I have ever made. Seriously. It was exactly what I wanted it to be...creamy, sweet, with a little spice. YUM. My husband couldn't get enough...he said it was absolutely delicious. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks!
A wonderful, savory soup. I added about an 1/8 teaspoon of cardamom, and substituted a 12 ounce can of non-fat evaporated milk for the half-n-half. Don't skimp on the onion and garlic!
This is an awesome recipe. I have a friend that just raves about it. I have had to make it for her several times now. I really like that it is relativly simple. I also think that the honey roasted peanuts really add something to this dish. Thank you for this recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Sweet Potato With Ginger Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 194
** Calories from Fat: 96
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