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Soups: CREAMY SWEET POTATO SOUP - Thanks Elaine, Staff Site!
POINTS« Value: 4
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 60 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Warm up with our hearty sweet potato soup as the temperature starts to drop. Toast the pecans to help maximize their flavor.

2 large sweet potato(es)
1 1/2 cup canned chicken broth, divided
1 Tbsp reduced-calorie margarine
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1 Tbsp chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400║F.

Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork. Bake for 45 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool. When cool, remove and discard skin; chop potatoes.
Combine sweet potatoes and 3/4 cup of broth in a blender or food processor; blend or process until smooth, about 1 minute. Set potato mixture aside.

Melt margarine in a medium-size saucepan; stir in flour and ginger, and then add milk. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Cook 1 minute more and then stir in sweet potato mixture and remaining 3/4 cup of broth. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Pour into 4 serving bowls and sprinkle each with 3/4 teaspoon of pecans. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

For an extra flavor boost, consider adding a dash of curry powder with the flour and ginger.

cblessum on 2/14/2007