Sweet Potato Soup with Curried Cheese Crisps

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Pair sweet potato soup with homemade cheddar cheese crisps for a delightfully crunchy topping.

Sweet Potato Soup with Curried Cheese Crisps
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 2 pound sweet potatoes

  • 6 tablespoon coarsely chopped green onions (3)

  • 1 14 ounce can vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup shredded white cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

  • Paprika (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub potatoes then pierce in several places with tip of knife. Place potatoes in microwave oven. Cook on 100 percent power (high) for 10 minutes or until tender, turning once halfway through cooking. Carefully halve potatoes lengthwise. Hold with an oven mitt, then scoop flesh into a food processor. Add onions and half of the broth to food processor. Cover and process until smooth.

  2. Transfer pureed mixture to a large saucepan. Add remaining broth and the cream. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Stir in 3/4 teaspoon of the curry powder and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  3. Meanwhile, for cheese crisps, lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray or cover baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl toss together cheese and the remaining curry powder. Evenly divide cheese into eight mounds, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet; flatten mounds slightly. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown around edges. Cool slightly. Remove from baking sheet with a metal spatula. Sprinkle with paprika.

  4. Ladle soup into bowls. Serve cheese crisps with soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
27g Fat
37g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 737mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 6.5mg 33%
Calcium 201.9mg 16%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 650mg 14%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*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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