Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Sweet Potato and Roasted Mushroom Soup

This is a special Tasty Tuesday because I came up with this recipe all by myself!

Savory Sweet Potato and Roasted Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:
3-4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubes
8 oz baby bella mushrooms
1 medium onion
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced (depending on your taste)
32 ounces chicken stock
1/2 cup half-and-half
salt and pepper
olive oil

Directions:
1.  Toss the mushrooms, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil and roast in a 450 degree oven until tender (about 15 minutes)
2. Meanwhile, boil the sweet potatoes for about 10-15 minutes until fork tender (aka easy to mash)

3.  Sautee the onion in a little olive oil until it is clear and begins to caramelize.  (you could probably also just toss it with the mushrooms and roast it - I just didn't think of that!)

4.  Drain the sweet potatoes and add about half of the stock to the pot.  I added the rest bit by bit as I pureed until I had the soup at the consistency I wanted.
5.  Add the mushroom mixture and onions to the pot.
6.  Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture, or puree it by batches in a food processor.  Add stock as you go.

7.  Add the half-and-half and puree until smooth! 


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2 comments:

  1. I bet that is soooo good on a cold winter day !

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  2. This sounds like a soup I'd love -- sweet potatoes and mushrooms are my favorite :)

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