Sweet Potato Soup

Last night I wasn’t feeling a hundred percent. I had intended on making burgers with sweet potato fries. However, this just wasn’t sounding good. So I figured what the heck I will try making a sweet potato soup instead! Growing Up Paleo just recently posted a sweet potato soup recipe, but I didn’t have everything to make her version. So I made up my own! It turned out really good, Josh and I both licked out bowls clean! This recipe made enough for us each to have large bowls last night and plenty of leftovers for lunch today, possibly even a little more for tomorrow!

Sweet Potato Soup

You will need:

6 tbsps. butter

1 large white onion

4 medium – large sweet potatoes

4 cups chicken broth

1 tsp. garlic powder (I used a little more but we like a lot of garlic flavor)

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. clove

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup canned coconut milk (or heavy cream, I used coconut milk because its what I had and it was really good)

First in a large soup pot melt your butter, while the butter is melting chop up your onion and add it to the butter. Cook the onion until its soft and becoming translucent, around 10 minutes on medium-high heat. In the meantime peal and chop your sweet potatoes into cubes. Once your onion is soft add your sweet potato. Next add your chicken broth, and all your spices. Bring this to a boil. Continue cooking at a boil until your sweet potatoes are soft probably about 15-20 minutes. Once its done remove from heat. Then using an immersion blender blend your soup until creamy. I ended up leaving some potato pieces whole and Josh really like it this way. But you do what you want. Once that’s done just add your coconut milk or heavy cream and stir in. You’re finished! I topped mine with a little sour cream and crumbled bacon.  So yummy!

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