Giada's Creamy Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup

Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Giada De Laurentis. It's a lighter textured sweet potato soup that is both savory and sweet. I did try it with canned sweet potatoes, and that works too. For a half recipe, I used a 29 oz can of "yams" with the liquid and only 2 cups of chicken broth.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In an 8-quart stockpot, melt the butter and oil together over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shallots and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes, rosemary and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are very tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and remove the rosemary stems.
  5. Add the mascarpone cheese and maple syrup.
  6. Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Keep the soup warm over low heat until ready to serve.
  7. Cook's Note: The soup can also be pureed by ladling, in batches, into a food processor or blender and blended until smooth.