Maple-Kissed Cream of Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon-Cheddar Crostini


The cheesy bacon toasts may get a lot of attention, but the real star of this healthy comfort food recipe is the creamy sweet potato soup that gets a protein boost from plain Greek yogurt.

Total Time:
50 mins
1 1/3 cups soup and 1 crostini each


  • 3 large sweet potatoes

  • 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup

  • ¼ cup finely shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (1 ounce)

  • 1 ½ tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 1 slice bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled

  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped green onion

  • 4 1/2-inch slices baguette-style French bread, toasted

  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds


  1. Scrub sweet potatoes; pat dry with paper towels. Prick potatoes with a fork. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 12 to 14 minutes or until tender, rearranging once. Cool slightly.

  2. Cut potatoes in half and scoop pulp into a blender or food processor. Add 1 cup of the broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Transfer pureed mixture to a medium saucepan. Stir in the remaining 2 cups broth and pumpkin pie spice. Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in yogurt and maple syrup.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. For crostini, in a small bowl combine cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, and green onion. Spread about 2 teaspoons of the mixture on each toasted baguette slice. Sprinkle with almonds. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat until mixture is hot and bubbly.

  4. To serve, ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with crostini.

    Maple-Kissed Cream of Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon-Cheddar Crostini
    Jason Donnelly

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
5g Fat
45g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 727mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 181.7mg 14%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 638mg 14%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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