Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

Sweet potato and broccoli combine to make a delicious soup – a hearty dinner recipe.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
leek, cut in half lengthwise, rinsed, sliced thinly
3 1/2
cups vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
3
medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (4 cups)
1
medium apple, peeled, cored, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
cups chopped fresh broccoli florets
1
tablespoon water
6
tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1/2
medium apple, cut into 12 thin slices

  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and leek to oil; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft. Stir in broth, sweet potatoes and apple pieces. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, place broccoli and water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on High 1 minute 30 seconds or until crisp-tender; set aside.
  • 3 In blender or food processor, place about one-third of soup mixture. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth, stopping blender to scrape side if necessary. Pour into large bowl. Repeat 2 times more with remaining soup mixture. Pour soup back into saucepan; stir in broccoli. Cover and heat over low heat about 10 minutes or until hot.
  • 4 Divide soup evenly among 6 bowls. To serve, top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 2 apple slices.

Expert Tips

Blending soups results in a wonderful consistency. Another way to puree soups is by using an immersion blender. The soup can be kept in its original pan; just make sure to keep the blender fully immersed to prevent the soup from splattering.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
280%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.