New England Sweet Potato Soup


New England Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 - 3   pounds 
    sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2  cup 
    chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/4  cup 
    maple-flavor syrup
  • 1   clove 
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    dried sage, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 2  14  ounce cans 
    chicken broth
  • 1   cup 
    water
  • 1/2  cup 
    half-and-half, light cream, or milk
  •  
    Crisp-cooked crumbled bacon (optional)
  •  
    Sliced green onion (optional)
Directions
1.
In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine sweet potatoes, onion, maple-flavor syrup, garlic, sage, salt, and pepper. Pour broth and the water over all.
2.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
3.
Using a potato masher, mash the soup until desired consistency.* Whisk in half-and-half until well mixed. If desired, sprinkle each serving with crumbled bacon and green onion. Makes 6 servings.
Tip
  • *Note: For a smoother texture, use an immersion blender to puree the soup.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 192, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 9, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 39, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 15, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 188.53, vit. C (mg) 4.72, Thiamin (mg) 0.12, Riboflavin (mg) 0.14, Niacin (mg) 1.97, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.33, Folate (g) 20.16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.06, sodium (mg) 712, Potassium (mg) 535, calcium (mg) 80.77, iron (mg) 1.08, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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