Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup

Remember that wonderful new soup cookbook I wrote about recently?  Well this was the first recipe I tried out of that book.  Considering the abundance of sweet potatoes I harvested, I thought I would give this one a try.  And I was not was delicious and very easy!  My husband loved it.  Of course, he's never met a sweet potato that he didn't like :)  The soup has a mild chipotle flavor but you can adjust it to suit your desired level of heat by adding more.  I hope you try this one.  Even this kids might like it :)

Sweet Potato-Chipotle Soup
adapted from Soup of the Day
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 small sweet onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or thinly sliced
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
1 teaspoon adobo sauce (or not...depending on how spicy you like it)
2 sweet potatoes (1 1/2 lbs) peeled and diced
4 1/2 cups chicken broth (or you could use vegetable stock if you want to make the soup vegetarian)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp chopped chives

In a large, heavy pot, melt the butter of medium-high heat.  Add the onion and garlic and saute until translucent, about 5 - 7 minutes.

 Add the chipotle, adobo sauce and potatoes and cook, stirring often for 5 minutes.

 Add the broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are very tender, 30-35 minutes.  Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.

Working carefully, in batches, puree the soup in a blender.  Return to the pot and season with salt and pepper and heat through.  Serve, garnished with the chives.

I served this soup with a red cabbage and apple slaw and it was a delicious meal!

Buon Appetito!


  1. I'm pretty sure I would love that soup, Diane. And the bowl you served yours in is lovely too.
    May I be bold enough to suggest that a piece of Corn Bread would have been another good accompaniment?

  2. Thanks Mark...the soup is delicious and the cornbread addition sounds wonderful! I'll be sure to include it next time I make this soup (and there will be a next time ;)

  3. That looks great! I make a lot of soup in the winter and that looks like a winner. I have a roasted veggie soup recipe that is easy, virtually fat free, and super nutricious that I'm going to post in December. :o)

  4. Oh, yum! Just the title of this post had me salivating! And then to see the ingredients and your photos of cooking it, wow! Looks great!

  5. My kid loved our version of it :)

  6. Do you have one of those stick blenders (immersion blenders) for blending soups right in the pot? If not, you of all people, need one! One of my favorite kitchen gadgets!!

  7. @All...this soup is wonderful and so very easy! I'll be surely making this one again. And yes, Toni, I do have an immersion blender. I just forget to use it! Thanks for reminding me :)

  8. Can't wait to try! Thank u once again for such great recipes!!