It has only seven ingredients and with the help of Mr Richards can be on the table in less than half an hour.
Bacon Sweet Potato Soup
Looking for an easy sweet potato soup recipe? This Bacon-Sweet Potato Soup Recipe from New Zealand is the best.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1small onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 3-4 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
- 4 Streaky Bacon rashers (Smoked), Cubed
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Place all your ingredients into a Morphy Richards Soup Maker
Set to smooth (19 minutes cooking time)
If not using a Soup maker In a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and reserve 1 tablespoon fat. To pot, add onions and cook until slightly softened 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika, if using. Add sweet potatoes and stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender, 27 to 30 minutes. Blend with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender in batches and blend until smooth. Stir in lime juice. Serve warm topped with chopped bacon.
Make Soup Making Easy
This is a great gadget for quick soup making and ensuring that the younger members of the family get their five-a-day. Easy to clean, takes up little space in the kitchen and a godsend for the working mum! Available from Amazon.
Serve a merlot with sweet potato soup. The flavors of berry, plum, spice and the sweet aftertaste complement the smokey-sweet flavor of the soup. We chose a Simpsons of Servian Mediterranean Merlot 2018. This rich and fruity red is just right with any mediterranean-style food from antipasti to ratatouille with every shade of pasta in between. Available from Naked Wines.
A Bit More About Sweet Potato
Despite the name, sweet potatoes are not a type of potato, they are a root vegetable. Usually orange-fleshed in the UK, they can also be purple or white inside. You can bake, roast, fry, barbecue, steamed or boil. They will mash and purée well too. When mashed they make a useful vegetarian filling for dishes like quesadillas and falafel.
The sweetness also makes them a good candidate to be used in baking such as in a carrot cake or brownies. In America it’s traditional to add even more sweetness to them by roasting them with maple syrup, adding marshmallows to them in a traybake or using them like pumpkin in a pie.