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.

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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