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This mega creamy (WITHOUT any cream), Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup is wonderfully comforting and positively can’t-stop-slurping-delicious! Its loaded with flavor and intentionally easy and cravilicious while unintentionally gluten free, dairy free and crazy healthy!
Nothing screams comfort like a thick, silky bowl of warm soup. And nothing says easy like a slow cooker soup. Mash the two together and we have Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup that will warm your insides and make you smile on the outside.
If you aren’t a sweet potato fan, I am pretty confident this Sweet Potato Soup will turn you into one (as well as this Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Pecan Topping and these Herb Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Gruyere), and if you are a sweet potato fan, then you know just how nutritious and delicious sweet potatoes can be – and with this soup, we get to make them our entire main course! A main course packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene and dietary fiber. Thank you, sweet potatoes.
But honestly, all the health benefits are just an added bonus to the crazy delicious taste. I would devour this Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup even if it had the nutritional value of a bowl of white rice. It’s that good. It’s so good, I chose to make it for my family when there were staying with me a couple weeks ago, and the oooooohs and ahhhhhhhs went on for days. I love appreciative eaters.
While I find many Sweet Potato Soup Recipes fall into the one note bland category, this Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup boasts a harmonious blend of layer upon layer of flavor. It starts by adding our chopped sweet potatoes, Granny Smith apples, onions, garlic and one 32 oz. container Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Stock® to the slow cooker.
The sweet potatoes are naturally subtly sweet and the Granny Smith apples are naturally tart which add a needed, enlivening contrast you will looooove (don’t be tempted to leave the apples out!). The Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Stock is my favorite stock to use in soups and adds a deeper flavor than just chicken broth in an all-natural healthy way. In fact, Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Stock is certified heart-healthy by the American Heart Association. win-win!
The chicken stock is made by slow-simmering chicken and vegetables with a blend of the finest quality herbs and spices. It’s ideal for soups, sauces, braising meats and chicken. It simply makes everything better without any extra effort on our part!
In addition to our herb infused Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Stock, we spice things up with our fiestalicious seasonings of ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt, cinnamon and chipotle powder. I chose to use chipotle powder as opposed to chipotle peppers in adobo sauce as the heat level can vary vastly between peppers and I wanted a uniform spice level. If you love and know your adobo peppers, then feel free to sub them for the powder.
We let our Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup cruise until the potatoes are tender and then you can either use an immersion blender to blend your soup to ultra smooth deliciousness or work in batches to puree your soup in your blender. If using your blender, you will want to take care to let smoke escape while you are blending or the top will blow off and the contents explode all over your kitchen. You won’t have this problem as long as you leave a corner of your blender open so the steam can escape.
Lastly, we stir in a splash of lime juice to balance the earthy sweet potatoes with fresh, bright acidity. Garnish with either pumpkin seeds, crushed tortilla chips or crushed peanuts to add a contrasting crunch and dig into the creamiest bowl of soup you will ever devour. without. any. guilt. Dig on…
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