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Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Hearty and healthy, this chipotle sweet potato soup packs a punch of flavor and nutrition with corn, poblano pepper, cilantro, and a touch of bacon.
Course Soup and Stew
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 224kcal
Author Christy

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 jalapeño peppers de-seeded and chopped (option: omit and use more hot sauce instead)
  • 1 poblano pepper (de-seeded and chopped)
  • 1 medium sized onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder
  • 1 large sweet potato (peeled and cubed)
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tsp. salt (if using low-sodium broth, less salt if using regular)
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce )adjust based on desired level of spice)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small avocado diced (for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Fry bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat until cooked. Remove and set aside.
  • Add onion, poblano, jalapeño, and garlic and sauté 3-5 minutes until onion is starting to brown. Add cumin and chipotle chili powder and cook a minute longer. Add sweet potato, bay leaves, and broth. Cover and simmer approximately 20 minutes.
  • Add milk and corn. Stir and simmer an additional 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft (time will vary depending on size of sweet potato pieces).
  • Remove bay leaves. Use an emulsion blender to blend the soup inside the pot or remove and blend in a blender until smooth.*
  • Add remaining ingredients, adjusting salt, pepper, and hot sauce levels to taste.
  • Garnish with avocado, yogurt and cilantro and serve.

Notes

*If you would like to have large pieces of sweet potato and corn pieces in the soup, remove 1/3 of the soup and set aside before blending.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4075IU | Vitamin C: 30.2mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1.1mg