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Let’s make Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle soup with our Smoked Sweet Potatoes!

You did it! You stepped outside the norm and you smoked sweet potatoes. Congratulations! You now have a flavor level to a root vegetable that can only be achieved from wood smoke infusion. Now, what do you make with this flavorful root vegetable?

Why not start with our easy, flavorful soup featuring a kick of spice to balance the creamy sweetness of the potatoes. You’ll need about 5 medium sized sweet potatoes that have been smoked and tenderized. You can visit our previous article on smoking sweet potatoes which includes directive on the gas grill as well as the charcoal grill application.

Get your smoked sweet potatoes to the kitchen as we start the makings of a great soup you’ll treasure any time of the year.

Fresh off the smoker our Sweet potatoes are ready for Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup


Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup- Prep Time

When you smoke sweet potatoes with the skin on, you’ll find versatility for your recipes. For our soup, simply peel the skin away and slice each potato in half lengthwise, then cut into cubes. You’ll need about 2 lbs. total of cubed, smoked sweet potato which will be 4-5 whole smoked potatoes, dependent on the size.

Chop one medium white onion and preheat a tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan. Add the chopped onion, some salt and fresh ground pepper and allow to cook until brown around the edges.

Sweeting down the onions and spices for the Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup


Once the onions have begun to brown, it’s time to spice things up. Start by adding 2 teaspoons of ground cumin and 2 garlic cloves that have been minced to the onion mixture. Stir to combine. Now add 7 cups of low sodium chicken broth and 1 chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce. Allow these flavors to cook and marry for 15 minutes.

Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup- Blending to a Silky Finish

Whenever you make a smooth soup, you start with a softened main ingredient and then add a liquid base to it in stages. That means start adding your cubes smoked sweet potatoes into the blender container until filled about ½ way. Begin blending the potatoes.

Our Smoked Sweet potatoes in the blending ready to be liquified into Smokey Sweet potatoe and Chipotle Soup


Add a ladle full of the broth mixture and begin processing again. If you have a blender equipped with a lid that has a pour opening, you can simply ladle in additional liquid base to reach the desired consistency of the soup. I like mine to be about the consistency of a smoothie but you can alter the finish thickness by simply adding chicken broth. Do the pureeing process in batches, returning each batch to a soup pot for a final heating. I’ve done my puree process in three batches.

Once the finished puree is reheated, you’re done! The sweetness of the potatoes and the slight kick of the chile combine so well to produce a balanced, silky texture and flavor. Once ladled into a serving bowl, add a touch of sour cream or cream fraiche for a final swirl of perfection.

We are adding the Creme Fraiche to our Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup


Honestly, this is one soup that could be enjoyed cold as well as hot, it’s that delicious either way. Smoked sweet potato and chipotle soup. Surely a favorite to make during fall but a cold cellar storage will help you enjoy for the whole year!

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