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Sweet Potato+Leek Soup

March 3, 2010

Just had to share this recipe, it was too good not to. E and I paid our usual Sunday morning visit to the farmers market last weekend and gathered an array of tasty veggies including sweet potatoes and leeks. I knew exactly what I was going to make. I’ve been making the same, simple and delish potato leek soup for years now so I figured substituting sweet potatoes would work just fine… and it did.

Sweet Potato Leek Soup

makes 4 servings

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 large sweet potatoes (or 4 medium) peeled

2 large leeks (whites only)

1 tablespoon butter

4-6 cups broth (chicken or veggie)

Cut sweet potatoes into fourths. Cut leeks lengthwise and roughly chop. Clean them well once cut and pat dry. In a 3 quart pot, melt butter on medium and saute the leeks for about 7 minutes or until tender but not too browned. Add sweet potato and 4 cups broth. Bring to a boil and cover, reducing heat to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft. Using a hand blender (directly in the pot) or countertop blender, puree the leeks and sweet potatoes into a silky pulp. If the soup is too thick, add broth 1/4 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste and voila, Sweet Potato Leek Soup. Super easy and super tasty.  Enjoy!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. arugulove permalink
    March 4, 2010 9:16 pm

    This looks sooooo good. I love sweet potatoes but I’ve never used them in a soup.

  2. Denise O'Donnell permalink
    July 4, 2010 6:28 pm

    Hi. Yummy soup – Cheap and easy, but tastes rich and complicated!
    Mine lacked the rich orange colour shown in the photo. I was wondering if Yams could be used in lieu of sweet potatoes to help with the colour?

    • July 7, 2010 5:21 am

      I´m sure yams could be used in place of sweet potatoes or any other starchy root veggie. Try it out, I´d be curious to know how it goes!

  3. January 19, 2011 10:22 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  4. November 20, 2011 1:46 pm

    My leeks are sauteeing right now. Thanks for the super-simple recipe.

  5. October 6, 2012 9:57 am

    What an easy recipe! Perfect for me to serve at my thanksgiving dinner! Thanks a lot for sharing!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      October 6, 2012 10:12 am

      This is one of my favorite recipes, I make it all the time!! It would be wonderful for Thanksgiving!


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