Nov 18, 2013

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup & a Sweet Potato Round-Up

Since the first Thanksgiving I can remember (way back when), we've had sweet potatoes on the table.

Every year I try to think of a new way to serve them.
Roasted Sweet Potato Soup: Ms. enPlace


Baked.  Roasted.  Mashed.  Pie.  Bread.  Biscuits.
This year it dawned on me that the Thanksgiving sweet potatoes could be served as a soup course.

But they won't.
Because we don't have a "soup course."
And because we always have the same sweet potato casserole every year.
So this exercise is totally pointless.

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup: Ms. enPlace

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup is not pointless, though.  My husband made this soup one day for lunch.  Just whipped it up using whatever he could find.  I appreciated having lunch made for me and that it was made using what we had.  What can I say?  I'm a cheap date.
Roasted Sweet Potato Soup: Ms. enPlace

Over time, sour cream and Parmesan crisps were added to dress it up.
Roasted Sweet Potato Soup: Ms. enPlace

Dressy enough for Thanksgiving?

More Sweet Potatoes...

Clockwise from top left:
Sweet Potato Bread w/ Praline Butter  |  Praline Yams  |  Roasted Parsnips (and sweet potatoes) w/ Caper Vinaigrette  |  Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions with Rosemary and Parmesan  |  Sweet Potato Cakes  |  Bacon, Sweet Potato, & Sage Baked Risotto  |  Sweet Potato Crunch  |  Fall Sweet Potato Toss

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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup
olive oil
5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
salt and black pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
6 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth, or a mixture of both)
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
1 heaping tsp herbes de Provence

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Place the diced sweet potato on a large baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.  Pat the sweet potato cubes into one single layer and season with salt and black pepper.  Roast potatoes for about 35 minutes, or until just starting to brown on the edges.

Meanwhile, add 2 tsp olive oil to a soup pot and heat over medium.  Add the onions and saute until the onions have caramelized.  Toss in the garlic and saute a few minutes more.  When the sweet potatoes are done, add to the pot along with the broth.  Stir in the rosemary and herbes de Provence.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper.  Simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Puree with an immersion blender and serve topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of rosemary leaves, and Parmesan Crisps (below).

Parmesan Crisps

1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese per crisp (do not use finely grated or Parmesan from a can--neither will melt correctly)

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Place a silicone baking mat on a large cookie sheet.  Spoon Parmesan onto the silicone mat by the tablespoon, flattening the cheese slightly with your fingers.  Place about 1" apart.  Bake for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted and golden.  Transfer to paper towels to drain, cool, and harden.

Linking with:

Memories by the Mile
Feeding BigThe 21st Century Housewife Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
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Ultimate Soup Recipe List
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  1. Michelle, I love sweet potato soup, and I especially love parmesan crisps on the side, and sour cream on top. I'm really a slut for stuff like that.

  2. It's so lovely your husband made Sweet Potato Soup for you - what a thoughtful thing to do! It looks delicious and I love your roundup of Sweet Potato Recipes. I've shared this post on my FB page and pinned it to my Fall Recipes board too. Have a lovely week!

  3. YUMMMMM!!!!!! I love parmesan crisps too! They make everything better don't they? :)

  4. I adore sweet potatoes and here you are given me weeks worth of recipes. Thanks.

  5. Anonymous11/19/2013

    After years of grammar-Nazism on your part I feel it necessary to point this out- "neither will not melt correctly?" Really?

  6. I love the addition of sour cream and parmesan chips! Yum. I had to chuckle because we never have anything different for Thanksgiving dinner either. I creatively sneak in new and different desserts which seems to be tolerated by all. Thanks for sharing on the Blog Hop Blitz.

  7. I just love your Sweet Potato Soup, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  8. Our local sweet potato is called kumara and is a mix of purple/gold - we love them roasted but I haven't done a soup with them - I'll keep that in mind...

  9. Wonderful soup and my favorite! I simply love everything wish sweet potatoes :)
    Your soup looks very tempting

  10. I LOVE sweet potatoes and I love potato soup, so I'm sure I'd love this! YUM!
    Thanks so much for linking up to DDT!! I'm featuring you this week! :)
    Have a great Thanksgiving!! <3


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