I am continuing my soup obsession with this Simple Sweet Potato Soup.
I have so much turkey broth from Christmas that I'm using it as inspiration. Plus, it's the last day of break. So, I decided to have a little fun in the kitchen before I head back to work.
Our house is still in holiday-leftover mode. The fridge is packed with turkey, stuffed shells, and enough homemade stock to drown a horse. I'm freezing the stock in two-cup batches for future use, but now that I have quart-sized mason jars, I like keeping some fresh and on hand.
This soup really is simple but surprisingly tasty. The thyme is all you need to kick it up a notch. First, I had a cup straight up.
But then I thought, protein! So I added some leftover turkey chunks and shredded smoked gouda. They were great additions!
Simple Sweet Potato Soup
- Heat a soup pot over medium-high. Add the oil, onion, sweet potatoes, salt, and thyme. Saute until the onion softens, and the sweet potatoes start to carmelize -- about 5 minutes. The bottom of the pan may stick a bit. That's ok.1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 sweet onion, 3-4 sweet potatoes, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Add the broth and bring to a soft boil. Then lower to a simmer and continue to cook until the sweet potatoes soften -- about 15 minutes.4 cups broth
- Puree everything until smooth.
- I left the skin on the sweet potatoes because I like the texture. You can peel for a smoother soup.
- Sweet potato sizes vary greatly. Mine were small to medium, weigh out when your chopping, so you know you have about 500 grams.
- I used homemade turkey stock for this but chicken or veggie broth would work great too!