Delight in the comforting flavors of our Roasted Sweet Potato Soup. This hearty and wholesome recipe brings warmth and depth to your kitchen, a perfect blend of flavors for a delightful meal.
4 medium sweet potatoes )about 2 pounds, scrubbed clean, holes poked all over with a fork or knife)
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 bulb garlic, peeled
2 cups olive oil
1 medium onion, diced (about 1 ¼ cup)
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 ½ cups chicken stock
⅓ cup heavy cream
1 cup pepitas
½ cup dried apple chips, chopped the size of pepitas
½ cup cooked bacon, diced small (optional)
⅓ cup maple syrup
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon lime juice
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
In a medium pot add the onion, 3 tablespoons cooked garlic, bay leaves, salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika and cook on medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 4 minutes.
Stir in sweet potatoes and chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently and mashing the sweet potatoes.
Remove bay leaves. Place the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. With the blender running, slowly add the heavy cream. You can omit the heavy cream or substitute with your favorite non-dairy replacement. Add more chicken stock if you want to achieve a thinner consistency. Taste and adjust salt if necessary.
Soup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper coated with cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until fully incorporated and pour onto baking sheet and spread to make an even layer without gaps. It should be about ¼ inch thick.
Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. The edges will start to get a little dark and the maple syrup will begin to bubble. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Then break into small pieces to garnish soup.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until fully incorporated.
Nutritional values are reflective of one serving of soup (6 ounces), one serving of lime-yogurt sauce (1 tablespoon), and one serving of pepita-apple-bacon brittle (one tablespoon).
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