Happy November!!! I hope everybody had a fun, safe Halloween and lots of yummy snacks and candy were eaten! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a leftover bag of Reese’s minis sitting on my nightstand just waiting for me. ;)

But now the fun of Halloween is over and it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Yippee!¬† In fact, it was a Thanksgiving side dish that inspired me for this soup- mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter, a splash of orange juice and a sprinkling of pecans. I had four very large sweet potatoes I wanted to use and the idea of soup just popped into my head. I made it just like I make my mashed sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, except I pureed the whole thing until I had a silky smooth, creamy soup, just perfect for a chilly fall evening. This came together so quickly and easily, and it made a pretty big pot of soup, so we had delicious leftovers to look forward to! I’d even recommend this for a Thanksgiving soup course; it really is a breeze to throw together and it’s easily customizable – you can add any number of seasonings or toppings to suit your tastes!

Sweet Potato Soup

4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped into chunks
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
salt
pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/3-1/2 cup brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
splash orange juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a large pot, bring the sweet potatoes, chicken broth and water to a boil; cook for approximately 20-30 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are very soft. Using an immersion blender (or a regular blender in 2 or 3 batches), puree the soup until very smooth and no lumps remain. Add the salt, pepper, butter, brown sugar, orange juice and cayenne pepper. Check for seasoning. Garnish with chopped toasted pecans, if desired. Serves 4-6.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original

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  1. This looks so easy and delicious! Saving it!

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    Comment by Blog is the New Black — November 1, 2011 @ 8:49 AM

  2. I love sweet potatoes, this sounds great!

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    Comment by Annie — November 1, 2011 @ 10:33 AM

  3. This looks awesome! I love sweet potatoes. Perfect for any time during the fall.

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you! :)

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    Comment by Rose — November 1, 2011 @ 1:40 PM

  4. What a fantastic idea! My fianc√© and I love all things sweet potato, so I can’t wait to try this :)

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    Comment by Angela @ The Dancer Bakes — November 1, 2011 @ 4:10 PM

  5. Sounds like the perfect comfort food for fall – I love sweet potatoes :)

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    Comment by Tracey — November 1, 2011 @ 7:27 PM

  6. Just in time for the weather getting colder everyday…I love the creaminess and the smooth texture of the sweet potato. I’ll add greens on top to add contrast to the bright orange color. Thanks for sharing this warm and healthy soup!

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    Comment by Anna — November 1, 2011 @ 8:22 PM

  7. Must make this for Thanksgiving. I’ve got too many veggie courses going but NEED to have my favorite sweet potatoes. This will be an awesome rendition. Can’t wait to try it!!!

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    Comment by Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — November 3, 2011 @ 7:34 AM

  8. YUM! Gotta make this soon!!!!!

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    Comment by Jennifer — November 5, 2011 @ 10:07 PM

  9. I made this soup last night for dinner today and it was super simple and super tasty! I can’t wait to share it with the family.

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    Comment by Kim — November 24, 2011 @ 12:08 PM

  10. This is my second time trying this recipe and it is simply AWESOME!!! This has become my favorite soup.

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    Comment by Mikal — November 25, 2011 @ 5:08 PM

  11. Made this! Loved it :) Blogged it and linked back to you for recipe credit!!
    http://successful2gether.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweet-potato-soup.html

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    Comment by angie — January 9, 2012 @ 6:57 PM

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