Creamy Sweet Potato Bisque

Creamy Sweet Potato Bisque

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 50 min
  • Serving: Serves 4-6 people

Creamy Sweet Potato Bisque is great on a cool evening served with crunchy bread and a fresh salad. This recipe has an unexpected ingredient -- peanut butter -- to make it even more mouth watering.


  • 2, 10-ounce sweet potatoes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium tomato juice
  • 1, 4-ounce can of diced green chiles, drained
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1, 15-ounce can vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Sour cream for garnish


  1. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and microwave them on high heat until cooked (about 7-10 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until it starts to brown (about 2-4 minutes). Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the tomato juice, green chiles, ginger and allspice. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Peel the sweet potatoes and dice them into bite-sized pieces. Add half to the pan. Add the remaining potatoes to a blender or food processor with the vegetable broth and peanut butter. Puree until smooth.
  4. Add the puree to the pan and stir to combine. If you'd like a thinner soup, add a bit of water and stir. Season with pepper and serve hot. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream.


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