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Creamy Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup December 27, 2010

Filed under: Soup — tiffanyrose913 @ 8:50 pm

This soup is sooo yummy on those cold winter nights – and it is from cooking light – so you don’t have to feel bad about it!!! 🙂

Ingredients

  • 3  tablespoons  butter, divided
  • 1  cup  chopped onion
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 4 3/4  cups  cubed peeled sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 3 1/2  cups  water
  • 3  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3  cups  chopped carrot (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4  cup  half-and-half
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3  cup  reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Move onion mixture to side of pan; add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to open space in pan. Increase heat to medium-high; cook 1 minute or until butter begins to brown. Add sweet potatoes, 3 1/2 cups water, broth, and carrot; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

2. Blend until smooth with an immersion blender. Stir in half-and-half, salt, and pepper. Ladle about 1 cup soup into each of 8 bowls; top each serving with about 2 teaspoons sour cream and 3/4 teaspoon parsley.

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