Rosemary Infused Sweet Potato Soup

Folks, fall is here. Last week had many 50 degree days, and I craved hot, savory soup to warm me up (and make me hate the cold less :). I know in December I’ll be wishing for 50 degree weather. Also the weather apparently decided to be high of 87 today!).

Sweet potatoes are filling, flavorful, and healthy–a triple threat–and I prefer them to regular potatoes any day of the week (plus, they make everything a beautiful orange). In order to capture the earthy richness exemplary of the autumn season, I added lots of chopped sweet onion and an abundance of fresh rosemary. This creamy, savory soup with little rosemary flecks will surely delight your senses.

In order to achieve a really smooth consistency with no graininess or fibrous bits from the veggies, I strained the soup through a fine mesh sieve. It takes some extra time, but I think it’s worth it for the super creamy soup.

Rosemary Infused Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients:

4 tsp olive oil
2 large sweet onions, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
4 rosemary sprigs, stem removed
2 lbs sweet potatoes, scrubbed & cubed
1/4 cup white wine (optional)
6 cups water
3/4 tsp salt + more to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large stock pot. Saute onions over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes until they are soft and browned. Add celery, carrots, rosemary, and sweet potatoes and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Deglaze pan with white wine or 1/4 cup of water. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Using a stick blender, blend soup until it has reached a smooth consistency. Strain soup through a fine sieve. Serve hot.

The cost:
onions: .79
celery: 1.79
carrots: .89
rosemary: 1.99
sweet potatoes: 1.79

Grand total: $7.25; serves 8-10 (and freezes great!)

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7 Comments

  1. hey rella, this soup looks amazing! i am gonna try to make it this fall. question: does it have to be strained at the end?

  2. I might have to skip that step, as I do not have a strainer. But, I do have a zhuzher stick thingie and I just bought rosemary.

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