Loaded Sweet Potato Bisque
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Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces nitrate-free bacon, chopped (center cut preferred)
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 4-5 cups cooked, diced sweet potato
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups of water
  • 8 ounces sour cream, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • snipped fresh chives or chopped green onions
Instructions
  1. Add the chopped bacon to a soup pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the bacon is the level of "crisp" that you prefer. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon to paper towels to drain, leaving the bacon fat in the pot.
  2. Add the onion to the pot and let it cook until it starts to soften. Add in the diced sweet potato, garlic, crushed red pepper, and water. Bring the pot to a simmer and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and add the 8 ounces of sour cream and cup of shredded cheddar to the pot. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. If you use a regular blender, blend the soup in batches and remove the center piece from the top of the blender cap for safety.
  4. When the soup is blended, taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed. If you want a thinner texture, add in a little hot water until you get the texture you prefer. Serve each bowl topped with some of the bacon and some additional cheddar and sour cream. Sprinkle with chives.
Recipe by Seasonal & Savory at http://www.seasonalandsavory.com/2014/02/loaded-sweet-potato-bisque.html