Sweet Potato Soup

It’s no secret that I love my crock pot. Is there anything better than throwing a bunch of ingredients together, walking away for 6+ hours, & coming back to a warm, complete meal? I didn’t think so.

I’m extra “proud” of this recipe, because it originated all from my own little mind! Normally, I “borrow” recipes from other bloggers, occasionally making my own tweaks, or I look up recipes via websites like Campbell’s Kitchen.

When I was making my grocery list/meal plan for this week, I knew I would need quick meals for Monday & Tuesday, since it’s parent/teacher conference time. Immediately, I knew I would be using my crock pot & began thinking of what ingredients might go well together.

I proudly present:

Sweet Potato Soup

Makes about 4-5 bowls of soup.

Ingredients:

  • Two large sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 4-5 carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 & 3/4 cans (14.5 oz) vegetable stock
  • Grated garlic (to taste; I grated several cloves)
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 2 heaping tbsp. of flour

I prepped all of my ingredients Sunday evening, while Mama Pea’s Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers were cooking away! I have no time to spare getting out the door in the morning, & certainly wouldn’t have time to peel & chop potatoes. Doing the prep work the night before, & storing the ingredients in tupperware containers definitely makes for a less-hectic morning!

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients in the crock pot; stir to combine.

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  • Cook on “low” for 8-10 hours (I was away for 10 hours, & I’m assuming 8 hours would be plenty of time.)
  • The soup may look a little “watery” — don’t worry! Stir the soup & add in the 2 tablespoons of flour. Stir again & let sit for an additional 10-20 minutes or so until the soup takes on the consistency of the sweet potatoes.

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  • Serve & enjoy! :-)

The only thing we were missing was some hearty, fresh bread! That would have made the meal!

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This has nothing to do with the soup, but I snapped these photos of Stewie yesterday & had to share! :-) This dog loves his toys…

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Our bed is too high for him to jump up on his own, but he also likes to have a pile of toys with him when we sleep every night. Therefore, every night, he brings in a toy, gets lifted onto the bed, jumps down, & repeats this process until he has an adequate number of his buddies with him.

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Such a silly pug!

Thanksgiving break is on the horizon, friends! Only a 1/2 day of in-service tomorrow & then no work until next Tuesday!

What are your holiday plans? Anyone brave enough to cook the big meal on their own? Chris & I live in a 1-bedroom apartment, so I’m fairly certain no one would want expect us to host Thanksgiving. We’re going to my Aunt & Uncle’s house & Chris’s parents’ house, & I plan to cook up some goodies tomorrow afternoon!

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10 comments

  1. Pamela says:

    I love crock pot recipes! This one looks delicious! I am going on a ski trip over new years, and we are planning on bringing a crock pot (or two). This way we can have dinner cooking while we are out during the day! :)I love it!

  2. Maria@La_Piattini says:

    Looks good- thanks for sharing!
    My fiance and I also live in a one bedroom apartment so Thanksgiving here is not an option. However, we will be having a big friends party- they don’t care about how much room we have :)

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      That’s awesome! I was thinking of having a *small* party for the holidays with my husband’s bandmates so we’ll see!

  3. Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl says:

    Yummmm! I have never made sweet potato soup, but it looks delicious. Any recipe that uses a crockpot is a winner in my book!

    I actually cooked all of Thanksgiving dinner and hosted in our 1 bedroom apartment 2 years ago. It was fun! This year I am just in charge of the 25 pound turkey! :)

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