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New England Sweet Potato Soup

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 6 hrs to 8 hrs  (low) or 3-4 hours (high)
New England Sweet Potato Soup
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 - 3  pounds  sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/4  cup  maple-flavor syrup
  • 1  clove  garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried sage, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 2 14  ounce cans  chicken broth
  • 1  cup  water
  • 1/2  cup  half-and-half, light cream, or milk
  •  Crisp-cooked crumbled bacon (optional)
  •  Sliced green onion (optional)
Directions

1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine sweet potatoes, onion, maple-flavor syrup, garlic, sage, salt, and pepper. Pour broth and the water over all.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

3. Using a potato masher, mash the soup until desired consistency.* Whisk in half-and-half until well mixed. If desired, sprinkle each serving with crumbled bacon and green onion. Makes 6 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*Note:
  • For a smoother texture, use an immersion blender to puree the soup.
Nutrition Facts (New England Sweet Potato Soup)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 192,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 9,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 39,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 15,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 189,
  • vit. C (mg) 5,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 712,
  • Potassium (mg) 535,
  • calcium (mg) 81,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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