Sweet Potato Soup (Cooking for One)

This soup was a big hit, and you can really take it in a lot of different directions.  You’ll have leftovers, but you’ll want them.

Sweet Potato Soup (Cooking for One)

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 2


  • 2 TBSP butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 slices bacon, cut in small pieces
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 TBSP minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large sweet potato, baked until done and skin removed when cooled slightly
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, all natural
  • 3 cups broth, chicken or beef
  • 1 cup cream or coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Garnish
  • Toasted pepitas or pumpkin seeds
  • Crumbled blue cheese or feta


  1. Place butter and bacon in a medium saucepan and cook until bacon is almost crisp.
  2. Add celery, onion, and ginger. Cook until onions translucent.
  3. Mash or cut up the potato and add to pan, along with peanut butter, and broth.
  4. Stir together and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in cream, salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat, and purée in blender (put lid on and cover lid with a kitchen towel) or use immersion blender (stick) to purée.
  7. Adjust liquid to make as thick as you like, reheat if necessary.
  8. Place garnishes on top and dig in!