Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup – Closet Cooking


Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4

A smooth and creamy sweet potato soup with a hint of smoky chipotle chilies!

ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (red, orange, yellow or green), diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, chopped*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
directions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the onion and bell pepper and cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, cumin, and paprika and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the broth, sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes and oregano, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Puree some or all of the sweet potatoes in the soup before seasoning with lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Mix in the cilantro and enjoy!

Note: *You can control the spicy heat with the chipotle chili peppers. Use less if you want it milder and use more if you want it hotter!
Option: Garnish with pepitas!
Option: Garnish with cheese: queso fresco, monterey jack, cheddar, feta, etc.
Option: Garnish with crispy fried chorizo sausage!
Option: Garnish with crispy fried bacon!
Option: Add 1 (14 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed!
Option: Add 1/2 cup of quinoa and an extra cup of broth and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
Option: Add 1/2 cup of lentils and an extra cup of broth and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 15 minutes.
Option: Add 2 cups of chopped baby spinach and the end,. mixing it in and letting it wilt.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 161, Fat 4g (Saturated 0.3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 525mg, Carbs 29g (Fiber 6g, Sugars 10g), Protein 3g

Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



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