Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I saw this on Good Morning America and it sounded so interesting, I just had to save it to try one of these days! It's based on Carla Hall's recipe book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the oil and heat until just hot. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions just turn translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the jalapeno, garlic, thyme, and basil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are nice and brown, about 7 minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes with their juices, then stir in the stock and sweet potato.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a steady simmer. Simmer until the sweet potato is very, very tender, about 1 hour. The sweet potatoes should be soft enough to mash easily with the back of a spoon.
  6. Remove and discard the thyme sprigs.
  7. Using an immersion blender or stand blender (working in batches if necessary), puree until silky smooth.
  8. Reheat the soup over low heat.
  9. Stir in the cream.
  10. For a thinner soup, stir in more stock.
  11. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.
Most Helpful

We loved this quick, easy, flavorful soup. It is very similar to a favorite soup that we get at a local deli. I made it as written except that I added a little extra heavy cream for more creaminess. Also, I cooked up some 3-cheese tortellini and added it to the soup as I always do when serving tomato soups. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. **Made for 2015 Football Pool**

Bayhill December 23, 2015

Really good, and quickly made in about 40 minutes! I used chicken broth because I had an open carton, and red pepper flakes instead of jalapeno. The bisque was naturally sweet from the onions, carrots and sweet potato, so I garnished with lime wedges. The bit of lime juice at the table gave it a bright finish! Tagged for the For Your Consideration game on ~

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle December 13, 2014