I found this recipe online in a compilation of crock pot recipes. I have tweaked it heavily to my own dietary needs. This is a lovely creamy soup, but not one with a lot of zing. This would be best for someone looking for subtle flavors. It is almost like mashed sweet potatoes. I tried it with a dollop of fat free sour cream but I did not like that as much as leaving it alone. If you don't have enough broth just make up the difference with water. It worked fine.
- Peel and slice the sweet potatoes. Put them and the broth into your slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for about 3 hours or until the potatoes are tender.
- Put the sweet potatoes and broth into a food processor (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth.
- Put them back into the crock pot.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Cover and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours (I left mine 3.5 and it was fine).
Yum Yum! I did as most other reviewers suggested and played with this a bit. I used 5 sweet potatoes, 1 onion, 1 apple, 1 can of condensed chicken stock and topped up with water. once it all cooked, I removed a lot of liquid (I was worried it would be too runny, and always easier to add liquid back in). I added it back until I got the consistency I liked (I also added cream to taste/consistency). And a nice big sprinkle of all spice. It was a huge hit at our Thanksgiving lunch. My almost 1 yr old daughter loved it too!
Loved this! Had to have something rich to warm me up on the first truly chilly day this Fall, and I'm so glad I found this recipe. Like some of the other reviewers, I opted to include some extra ingredients (onion, garlic, nonfat greek yogurt in lieu of half-and-half), and the soup was simply phenomenal! Satisfying, and VERY low in fat! Do yourself a favor and try this...
I'm not joking when I say this, but this is only about the 3rd or 4th from scratch/not from a packet soup I've ever made in my life, and its the very first "creamy" one I've ever attempted, in a crock pot no doubt. I'm a bit of a novice, (at 29 sadly) but what I'm getting at, is that this recipe was was so easy and basic and fool proof even I didn't screw it up. I even added 2 cut up apples and milk used a split of milk and 1/2&half. I was actually quite proud of myself for cooking something I would actually serve to another person and not be worried if it was good enough. A small spoonful of low fat sour cream and sliced green onion on top? hells ya.<br/>Thanks so much for this cooking boost of confidence- totally gonna try more healthy recipes now!