Sweet Potato-Pear Soup

Sweet Potato-Pear Soup

Looking for a warm dinner? Then check out this hearty sweet potato and pear soup ready in less than an hour.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

2
teaspoons canola oil
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup apple juice
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon paprika
3
medium dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 lb), peeled, diced (4 1/2 cups)
1
medium pear, peeled, diced (1 cup)
2
cans (14 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
Chopped fresh thyme, if desired
  1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and celery in oil 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients except fresh thyme. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until sweet potato is tender.
  3. Into blender or food processor, add half of the soup. Cover; blend on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth; return to saucepan. Blend remaining soup. Heat blended soup 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Garnish with fresh thyme.
Makes 5 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Tip
For a crunchy texture with this smooth soup, add bagel chips, pita chips or oyster crackers. Adding a green salad that includes beans, tomatoes and a sprinkling of cheese, along with a whole-grain breadstick or roll, makes a satisfying meal.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 420mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.