Sweet Potato Bisque

by Erin on January 16, 2013

in entrees, vegetables

Sweet Potato Bisque // The Speckled Palate

Notes to self…

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Take deep breaths when this becomes overwhelming, as it certainly will at some point in time.

Enjoy the random snow Dallas has been receiving. This isn’t normal, and more than likely, you’ll go a long period of time without seeing it after this bout is through.

And finally, don’t sing out loud while chopping onions. Not only will you breathe in the tear-inducing scent, but you’ll also taste it through your mouth, which makes the onion even more overpowering than normal. It WILL make you cry.

You’ll never guess which one I did while making this savory soup one night this week.

5.0 from 1 reviews

Sweet Potato Bisque
 
A savory, smooth soup chock full of sweet potatoes and onions. Great for a cold winter’s evening.
Author:
Recipe type: Entree, Vegeterian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 cups sweet potato puree
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1¼ cups white onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3½ cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup milk (almond milk OK)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. First and foremost, you’re going to roast your sweet potatoes whole to create the puree. Poke 3-4 regular-sized sweet potatoes with a fork so they don’t explode in the oven, and pop them in the oven to bake for an hour (or until soft.)
  3. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, dice the white onion finely and mince the garlic clove.
  4. When the sweet potatoes are softened, pull them out of the oven, and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  5. Once the potatoes have cooled, slice in half, and scoop the substance out of the skins, pureeing in a blender or a food processor until smooth. Add the curry powder, cumin, black pepper and salt to this mixture and set aside.
  6. Heat up extra virgin olive oil in a medium-sized stock pot over medium heat.
  7. Throw in the onion and dried thyme, sauteeing until soft.
  8. Add the garlic to the pot, and cook until fragrant.
  9. Pour in the vegetable broth slowly, and scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any overcooked bits. Bring to a boil.
  10. Add the sweet potato puree, and stir until smooth, bringing to a boil.
  11. Add the milk, stirring until incorporated, then lower the heat, simmering the soup for 30 minutes.
  12. Serve warm with cornbread biscotti, and enjoy!

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Natalie January 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Loving the soup lately! I usually put some sweet potato in soups of mine but have never made a sweet potato bisque! Looks fairy easy and full of flavour, perfect for these cold winter days i’m experiencing!

Reply

Erin January 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

You and me both, Natalie! It has been so cold that a big, warm bowl of soup any night makes me happy. This one is pretty awesome.

What kind of soups have you used sweet potato in before?

Reply

Jayne January 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm

This soup looks really good! I love sweet potatoes so very much. This will go on my to-try list. :-)

Reply

Erin January 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

Thanks, Jayne! Sweet potatoes are some of my favorites, and this soup definitely hits the spot on a chilly winter’s night!

Reply

Julia {The Roasted Root} January 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Not sweating the small stuff helps us see the fun and enjoyable side of life…I need to remind myself of this everyday! Your sweet potato bisque looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of sweet potatoes – they’re versatile, tasty and so nutritious! Great comforting soup recipe to keep you warm on a snowy day!

Reply

Erin January 18, 2013 at 8:53 am

Julia, you’ve got that right! I find that I’ve been stressing over the small things in life more recently, and I have to step back and realize what a blessing this life truly is so I can live it to the fullest. :) Glad I’m not the only one who needs a reminder.

Like you, I’m a huge fan of sweet potatoes, too, and there’s nothing better than a warm, comforting soup on a chilly winter day! Thanks for stopping by!

Reply

Hannah March 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm

I made this bisque from leftover cooked sweet potatoes and it was AMAZING. We all loved it and I am certainly making this again! :)

Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

{ 2 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: