Recipes and Cooking Maple-Kissed Cream of Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon-Cheddar Crostini 3.9 (18) 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 11, 2013 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 1 1/3 cups soup and 1 crostini each Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 large sweet potatoes 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ⅔ 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 Directions 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. 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. 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. To serve, ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with crostini. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 266 Calories 5g Fat 45g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.