Greg DuPree
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Sweet potatoes, buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, healthy carrots, and warm spices all combine to create a flavorful and savory comforting soup, perfect for cold winter evenings. In less than an hour you can have a pot of delicious creamy soup ready for your family. Round out the meal with a loaf of warm bread. This recipe calls for toasted pecans, a favorite addition to soups and salads. Go ahead and toast more than the required amount, and freeze the extra pecans in a freezer safe container, or zip-top bag. This way, you will have toasted pecans on hand whenever you need them. This is a handy tip for toasted coconut, as well. This creamy soup makes excellent leftovers, to take to work or anywhere on the go. Refrigerate a few individual servings of extra soup in microwave-safe containers, grab as you head out the door, and reheat in the microwave when ready to serve. (And don’t forget to pack some extra toppings.) 

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion and carrots, and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, salt, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until potatoes are very tender, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high. Add pecans, and cook, stirring often, until toasted, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Step 3

Transfer potato mixture, in batches, to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure lid on blender, and place a clean towel over opening in lid. Process until smooth. (Or process soup in Dutch oven using an immersion blender.)

Step 4

Top servings with 2 tablespoons pecans, 1 tablespoon yogurt, and 1/2 tablespoon parsley.