Smokey Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe by PaulaG
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In heavy skillet cook the diced bacon until crisp, remove bacon from skillet and reserve for other uses.
  • To the same skillet with bacon drippings, add the chopped onion, leek and garlic; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until vegetables are soft, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the cut sweet potatoes and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken stock, thyme and nutmeg, bring to a boil.
  • Partially cover and simmer over low heat until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 2o to 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the potatoes, vegetables and most of the broth to the blender reserving remaining broth in a separate container.
  • Puree the potato mixture until smooth, return the puree to the soup pot, add cream and thin with remaining broth to desired consistency.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • To serve, reheat soup stirring often, garnish with sour cream and pickled jalapenos.
  • The soup can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving.
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