Ham and Sweet Potato Soup
pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
15- or 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
cups cubed leftover cooked ham
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
teaspoon ground black pepper
32 ounce carton reduced-sodium chicken broth
cup half-and-half or light cream
Creme fraiche (optional)
- In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine sweet potatoes, beans, ham, onion, thyme, and pepper. Pour broth over mixture in cooker.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir in half-and-half.
- Mash potato mixture slightly with a potato masher to reach desired consistency. If desired, top each serving with creme fraiche and/or paprika.
Nutrition Facts(Ham and Sweet Potato Soup)
- Per serving:
- 250 kcal cal.,
- 6 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 2 g monounsatured fat),
- 30 mg chol.,
- 1118 mg sodium,
- 36 g carb.,
- 7 g fiber,
- 6 g sugar,
- 17 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet