Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bacon, Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup

This soup is yummy. It def has a different taste than the traditional cream of broccoli soup. If you enjoy sweet potato and all of it's greatness..then this is a good soup for you! It is an interesting colour to say the least. It looks somewhat like baby food! haha Don't let that fool you. It serves 4 to 6 people. Here is what you will need:
-2 heads of broccoli, chopped
-2 medium sized sweet potatoes(I used 1 and 1/2 large sweet potatoes), chopped
-4 cups of reduced salt(msg free) chicken stock
-4 strips of bacon, fried up and chopped
-1/4  cup of cooking cream
-1/4 cup of skim milk
-one onion, chopped
-3 garlic cloves, crushed
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 tbsp of olive oil

Step one:
-In your large soup pot put 1 tbsp of oil, your garlic and onion. Fry it up nicely.

Step two:
-Add your chopped sweet potato, and chopped broccoli.
-Add your chicken stock(water)
Bring it to a boil. Then reduce heat and cover. Let the potato and broccoli cook until very soft.

Step three:
-Once the veggies are cooked drain out the liquid. Keep it because we will be adding about 1/2 of it back to the soup.

Step four:
-Put your veggies in a food processor or blender. You will probably need to add some of the liquid you have put aside into the blender to help it blend.

voila, your weird coloured soup!

Step five:
-Pour the soup from blender back into the pot.
-Add your cream and milk.
-Add back 1/2 or more of the liquid you set aside. Add what you desire to make your soup the consistancy you like.
-Salt and pepper to taste.
-Add your chopped bacon
Serve and enjoy!

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