Blogger night turned into a soup buffet, you'd know that if you read my last blog post. If you haven't you should go back and read it... I'll wait.
Welcome back... now on to the goodness: Spicy Sweet Potato soup is kinda like Baked Potato Soup, only with sweet potatoes and it's spicier hence the name. It was voted favorite soup of the evening by Bree from Three and a Half Stones to Go, but I don't think she gave her French Onion Soup or Tomato Basil Soup enough credit.
If you need something to warm you on the cold January nights, look no further than
Spicy Sweet Potato Soup
4 sweet potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled and sliced 1" thick
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 slices turkey bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped, plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
3 cups chicken broth
3 Tbs fat free half and half
Zest and juice of 1 orange
Fat Free sour cream, for garnish
Boil sweet potatoes 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain and return to the pot. While that is cooking, cook the turkey bacon in a pan until crisp. Set the bacon aside and add oil to the bacony pan. Cook onion and carrot until onions start to become translucent. Add chopped chipotle pepper, and adobo sauce, and cook 5 more minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, orange zest, orange juice and season with salt and pepper.
Add the this mixture to the sweet potatoes in the pot and cook 5-10 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender. Stir in half and half, heat for a few more moments and serve the soup with the fat free sour cream and chopped turkey bacon on top. I also added some tomato that I had leftover.
In my opinion this is very spicy. The sour cream helps to cut that a little but if you are not a fan of spiciness leave out the chipotle. Also, in the rare event you made both my Bean Free Chili and this Spicy Sweet Potato Soup and you were wondering what to do with the 1/2 cup leftover of each one...you should mix them together. Trust me, it was glorious.
What kinds of soups do you make to warm up on the cold days this month?
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