Friday, October 8, 2010

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

I made this one up as I went along, which is the fun thing about making soup. This combination is simply feels fresh while still tasting like Fall. The sweet potatoes are rich and comforting while the ginger adds brightness and depth. I'm giving you complete creative control over the ginger; a little bit will give a "je ne sais quoi" to the sweet potatoes while a lot will knock peoples' socks off. It's all up to you.

Sauté 2 chopped onions and 1 clove of garlic in 2 T of butter over medium heat until onions are soft (about 10 minutes). Peel and cube the sweet potatoes (I used 3 large potatoes) and pop them in the pot, sautéing for another 10-15 minutes. Add 3 cups of chicken stock plus 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 t of salt and 1/2 t of pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer with the lid on for 30 minutes. I liked using the immersion blender because it added texture to the soup (rather than it being perfectly smooth), but you could also transfer small batches to a blender. Now, for the ginger. I actually "juiced" the peeled ginger in a garlic press. I probably used about a T of the juice for my soup, but again, you could tone it down or spice it up according to your tastes.

The color is stunning. It's so ridiculously simple and it's a great seasonal meal to serve this weekend! Enjoy!


  1. Yummy! I can make this with ingredients here in Japan! And I will.

  2. Looks delicious. Now if only I could find some time to make all these delicious recipes....maybe they can wait until December!

  3. I'm going to make this soup tomorrow. I've been looking for soup recipes to calm the pregnancy nausea and ginger sounds perfect for just that. My biggest pregger craving--sweet potato!! Thanks Chrissy! xoxo

    I'll let you know how it goes.

  4. Yum. Classic recipe! Works well with butternut squash too. And veggie stock. I guess it's time to break out the immersion blender.

  5. WOW!! I love this soup! It's so good... even my 5 year old couldn't get enough. I'm going to print out a few copies and bring them to my prenatal yoga class tomorrow morning. The moms will appreciate it.


  6. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the post! Nicole, so happy you loved the soup!