Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sweet Potato Bisque

I saw this recipe and my mouth started to water. Love sweet potatoes, and in a bisque- YUM!

Adapted from Barefoot Kitchen Witch. Cute name for a blog.


2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, peeled and sliced end to end ( long way)
pinch of salt (didn't use)
3 cloves of chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander ( didn't use)
1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon 
1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
 1/4 teaspoon salt (didn't use)
10 grinds of black pepper or to taste ( used white pepper)
1 qt chicken stock - homemade or from the store
5 medium to large sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly cut into 1 inch cubes
water if needed to cover sweet potatoes ( used additional chicken broth)
salt and pepper ( didn't use)


Melt butter in a large pot, I used my 5 qt. dutch oven.

Add the onion and sprinkle with salt and cook over medium heat,stirring occasionally until the onion softens. Reduce the heat and continue to cook until the onions are golden and brown along the edges. Remove a few of the golden onions to garnish the soup later.

Add the chopped garlic, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper to the onion mixture.Cook for about a minute, stirring constantly.

Add the sweet potatoes to the onions and spices and pour in  the chicken stock, making sure all the potatoes are covered with liquid.

Cook on high and bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are soft.

Turn off the heat and allow to cool before you puree. Use whatever you have- blender, food processor, immersion blender and blend until there are no lumps.

Ladle into bowls and garnish with a few of the browned onions.


  1. Why oh why oh WHY can't Bob take a liking to sweet potatoes? LOOK at what he's missing! That looks so good Linda. If I made this I'd have to eat it all myself........which I bet wouldn't be a problem at all. :)

    This would give me a very good reason to use the immersion blender I bought at the Christmas Tree Shop and have been dying to try.

    Next shopping trip.........note to sweet potatoes............I have everything else...........

    Thanks for the gorgeous photo and review and thanks to Jayne @ Barefoot Kitchen Witch (I love that blog name too!) for the recipe. I wonder what part of NH Glen is in? I've never heard of that town........but she sure found a great restaurant.

  2. I agree Carol, this looks so good. I love sweet potatoes...I might just have to try this. I could always give my daughter some of this, since her husband likes all kinds of food. I like just baking a sweet potato, and eating it plain...yum !!!!!

    Linda, the picture is so good, you need to go into the business of taking pictures of food, or anything else. You are awesome.

  3. Yummy!!! I love sweet potatoes. Couldn't you freeze leftovers in small freezer bags for single servings. Linda ditto to the above ..Great Picture. I will be trying this.

  4. I agree with Myra on your photo shoots. Your photos are of professional caliber. This recipe sounds delicious. It would be perfect on a cold wintry day.

  5. What a great combination of flavors!

  6. I bet this is delicious!! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!