October 4, 2012

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup / Gruber Farm CSA Week 3

Hello friends!

I guess the heat has something to do with the Summery produce that I’m still getting in my CSA. I was looking forward to Fall veggies – where are they?photo

In the box:

  • watermelon
  • eggplant
  • sweet potatoes
  • cucumbers
  • green tomatoes
  • muscadine grapes
  • cherry tomatoes
  • onions
  • yellow squash

Almost every time I’ve gotten sweet potatoes, I’ve baked them. It was time for something new: soup!

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cups (or one 32 oz. carton) low sodium, fat-free vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small chunks. Place the sweet potatoes, onion, and broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  2. Puree in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Return the soup to the saucepan and add milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Reheat and enjoy!

You’re probably like, “3 steps? Really? Sure.” Oh, but really. Let me show you.

Boil the veggies.DSC_0347 (1024x683)

Transfer them to your food processor. Blend. Make a mess. Ignore that wine glass, it’s just there to look cool. It wasn’t full a few minutes before or anything.DSC_0352 (733x1024)

Put the soup back in the pot, add spices, and heat until warm.DSC_0354 (1024x731) 

Serve to anyone and everyone willing to eat it. They’re goanna love it!image

Okay my soup loving friends, I’ve got a proposal of sorts. Do you have a favorite soup recipe that you’ve made several times? How about a special family recipe that has been passed down to you? Or what about a new favorite that you recently discovered?

Would you be interested in a healthy soup contest? Think about it and let me know. I’d love to host a contest on my blog where the winning recipe will be featured in an upcoming post and you’ll win a prize! I’d love to know if you’re interested. 🙂

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  • itzyskitchen

    Would LOVE a healthy soup contest. I’m a soup fanatic. Sweet potato soup sounds delicious. 

  • Yes to the healthy soup contest!

  • Megan

    Do I have the be the maker upper of the soup?

  • Rprozzi

    Would enjoy a healthy soup ( and no so healthy family tradition) recipe contest.  The not so healthy is in our box of recipes from my Italian grandmother she brought with her on the boat.

  • Sam

    I’d be all for a soup contest! I love soup and I haven’t made any yet this year – clearly this would be the perfect excuse. 🙂

  • April Johnson

    the healthy soup contest sounds amazing! 

  • Ivy

    I love healthy soup too! However, all of my recipes are from other blogs and such. But, it’s a great idea!

  • I’m ALLLL about that wine glass and what goes in it 😉  I do love soup, but it never keeps me full….hahaha, so I rarely eat it or make it.  But yours looks amazing!!  YUM!


  • callen47

    This soup looks so good!

    And I love the idea of a soup contest – I definitely have a recipe up my sleeve. 😉

  • This sounds delicious–and super easy to make!

  • YUM! I love the TJ’s boxed soup varieties 🙂 Count me in for a soup showdown- I need to put all of these little gizmos and gadgets we got for wedding gifts to use!

  • I’ve never had sweet potato soup, looks tasty.  I’m game for a contest!

  • YES! Bring on the healthy soup contest! I have no idea what I’ll submit, but I’m a soup-a-holic, so I’ll figure something out. 🙂

    This looks like a great sweet potato soup recipe; I love that it’s done in three easy steps!

  • Carla

    Sounds delicious!  I would recommend getting an immersion blender – makes it so much easier to puree the veggies and way less mess!  And they are great for making smoothies.

  • Vanessa

    I used (some of) my sweet potatoes from Gruber’s CSA in a carrot/sweet potato curry soup that had some brown rice in it too, and topped with roasted sunflower seeds. Filling, tasty, fall-like but still summery all at the same time!

  • I’ve never heard of sweet potato soup. It looks good, though! And I think a healthy soup contest is a great idea, but I’m not sure that I would have a recipe to share, haha! All our favorite soups are not exactly low calorie, haha!

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    Wow, a watermelon?! That is so funny! At least you got some sweet potatoes to make this soup with though–it looks so good!

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