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Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

November 20, 2012

“Fruit Basket”

(“Circa 1920” Polychromed Bronze-Clad / Hirsch)

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I love any sweet potato recipe, but please do not put anything sweet or sticky on it.  This is a luscious soup I made for Thanksgiving (one recipe done).  I kept this soup fairly thick but you can add additional stock or water if you prefer.  On Thanksgiving I always want sweet potatoes, but with mashed potatoes and stuffing I usually cannot do all three.  So this is my answer which is a great way to start your meal of “Thanksgiving”.

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup


  • 3 Large Sweet Potatoes (peeled and cut in 1″ pieces)
  • 3 Leeks (washed, drained, cleaned)
  • 2 T. Unsalted Butter
  • 6 C. Chicken Stock
  • 1 Piece of Fresh Ginger (approx. 2″ peeled and grated)
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Sour Cream (for garnish)
  • Fresh Chives (snipped for garnish)


  1. Slice the leeks thinly; In a large pot add the leeks and butter and cook until tender (do not brown)
  2. Add the stock and the sweet potatoes, bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook until sweet potatoes are tender
  3. With an immersion blender puree the potatoes and leeks until thoroughly blended
  4. Add the ginger, salt and pepper to taste
  5. Check for the thickness of the soup; add more stock if desired and taste for seasoning
  6. Ladle into warmed bowls, add 1 t. of sour cream to soup and fresh chives

(Serves 8)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2012 17:33

    It is wonderful/Hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well.

  2. November 22, 2012 08:45

    i love this idea and agree that sweet potatoes are sweet enough. Who needs a sweeter soup. I like the savory turn. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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