Sweet Potato Minestrone
This sweet potato minestrone soup is very hearty on a cold winter night and full of healthy antioxidants. I serve it with hot garlic bread. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, this soup tastes great the next day!
This sweet potato minestrone soup is very hearty on a cold winter night and full of healthy antioxidants. I serve it with hot garlic bread. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, this soup tastes great the next day!
This soup is okay. It did taste better after I added tobasco to my soup. I guess it's just not my kind of soup, although my husband liked the soup because this soup is "healthy". On the night this soup was made, the tomato flavor overpowered the sweet potato., but on the second night, the sweet potato flavor came through. It took longer than the 30 minutes to make the vegetables tender (unless you like semi-crunchy vegetables). I ended up simmering it for one hour.Read More
A good start. I'd recommend adding cannelini beans and pasta for the full experience. I also substituted some apple cider for some of the liquid - a nice touch in the fall.
Thsi was really wonderful! When I placed in front of my kids they thought they were going to hate it--but they loved it! My husband said, "Honey, you can make this anytime you want!"
Wow! I made this because we are doing an Iron Chef type competition at work and the ingredient was sweet potato. I thought this was interesting. I was not expecting it to be so good! I think I just might win! I did use chicken broth instead of vegetable, and I also added some cider as another reviewer suggested and cannelloni beans. I was planning on adding pasta, but, I don''t think it needs it! This will wind up in my recipe collection as something I will make regularly. As a dessert I made the sweet potato pound cake from this site, I fear that gem won't make it out of the house.. At least I got to try this one out without anyone noticing something missing. UPDATE I got second place in my contest at work to sweet potato fries with dipping sauces, I wanted a recount! People that like sweet potato, and people that don't like soup alike asked for the recipe!
I was feeling under the weather, and since I'm a vegetarian, I couldn't go for the stand by classic chicken noodle soup. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try since I'm a big fan of sweet potatoes. Boy, was it delicious! I did make a few changes to make it even more yummy and easy to make. I only needed one large sweet potato. I used the food processor to slice up the potato thinly, so the cook time would be reduced and the flavor could infuse the broth more easily. I highly recommend using a food processor to do the dirty work for you when you have a lot of vegetables to prepare. I shredded two carrots, sliced 5 stalks of celery, and chopped half of a red onion in a very short period of time. I added about a cup and a half of cider to the 4 cans of vegetable broth as one user suggest and I would highly recommend this step. I decided to only add one can of italian tomatoes since the cider added a lot of acidity, as did the apple cider vinegar I added (about 2 tablespoons). Then, to add even more flavor, I added about a 1/3 cup of red cooking wine and 4 tablespoons cooking sherry. For spices, I used about 3 tablespoons cumin, 3 teaspoons thyme, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, and then I salt and peppered to taste. I will make this recipe again and again. Its healthy, heart, and it made me feel a whole lot better. This will be my vegetarian substitute for chicken noodle soup most definitely.
I liked this because it tasted great, easy to make, and very versatile. I used peas instead of green beans b/c i didn't have any. I added whole petite baby carrots instead of cutting up a big one. Even my BF liked it, and he hates veggies!
Mmmmmm... what a great soup, really healthy and tasty. I added a lentil mix (red & green lentils with some pearl barley) and it was so good. I didn't have any green beans so added extra celery and I didn't have italian seasoning either so i used oregano, corriander, cumin and a bit of chilli. I only had 1 sweet potato but really wished I had 2, I think it really makes this soup.. Can't wait for the leftovers tomorrow! : )
This was a good soup, although I had a couple of unexpected variations that I used. My local store was out of vegetable broth so I bought the Lipton Vegetable Soup Mix (comes in the box like the Lipton Onion Soup Mix). I used 2 packages of the veggie soup mix and added 6 cups of water. And, I was in a hurry and picked up the Italian Style STEWED Tomatoes by mistake instead of the diced. The sweet potatoes took me forever to peel and cut - they are sooo hard and it doesn't help I'm a pokey chopper. Maybe next time I'll put them in the micro for a few minutes first to make my life easier. In the end the soup turned out plentiful and tasty with enough to share with my neighbors and freeze.
Really good, tasty, hearty. I added a can of rinsed kidney beans and served with cooked tiny pasta shells.
THIS SOUP IS AWESOME!!!!! I'm always looking for new vegetarian meals and this is now a favorite! It's a bit time consuming with all the chopping, but totally worth it!!! I makes a lot (there are only 2 of us and no kids), so next time i'll try freezing some. I will definately make this again!
We are in the middle of a blizzard today so this was my lunch choice. YUM! Followed the basic recipe. Substitued asparagus for the beans as that's what was in the fridge. Added a bit more celery, tossed in some cooked pasta at the end, tossed in a can of water chestnuts for a little crunch, threw in about a half cup of leftover chianti and a box of apple juice in addition to the chicken stock and the juice from the tomatoes. Nice flavor and texture. It's just what the doctor ordered!
I love this recipe. I have made it many times! It is Whole 30 compliant but lacks protein . I added some leftover roast beef! Yum!
The whole family loved this recipe. I finally found a soup we all eat. I will have fun sharing this recipe. Thanks
I really liked this recipe. It was easy to make and magnificent to eat. My husband also really enjoyed it. I made a lot and packed it for my lunch the next day, all of my co-workers were begging for the recipe.
Loved this! So did my fiancé who doesn't like sweet potatoes. He ate two bowls. I microwaved the sweet potatoes for about 4 minutes and let them cool to make them easier to peel and cut. I also used chicken broth instead of vegetable. Next time I will cut the sweet potatoes into smaller chunks. Yum!
This soup is okay. It did taste better after I added tobasco to my soup. I guess it's just not my kind of soup, although my husband liked the soup because this soup is "healthy". On the night this soup was made, the tomato flavor overpowered the sweet potato., but on the second night, the sweet potato flavor came through. It took longer than the 30 minutes to make the vegetables tender (unless you like semi-crunchy vegetables). I ended up simmering it for one hour.
Very inventive soup...easy to substitute or add whatever to. I found this trying to find a way to use up leftover sweetpotatoe. BTW: EASY SWEET POTATOE PEELING METHOD...Slice through the skin all the way around the potatoe at the middle. Kind of alike a sliced belt around the middle. Place in boiling water for about 20 minutes. Take one by one out and place right into a bowl of ice water. Once the skin is cool enough to touch it..pick up the potatoe at the slice and simply squeeze off the skin. Slipps right off and no peeling needed! Saves me tons of time in the kitchen when making any kind of boiled potatoe. Then you can just slice or dice for whatever dish or mash away.
Delicious and just what I was looking for, a yummy vegetable soup with sweet potatoes. I did add a little sweet chili sauce (Mae Ploy is the kind I like). Just enough for a hint of heat. I also used a small can of tomato juice in place of one cup of the broth because I wanted to use it up. I think the combo of the sweet potatoes and the garlic really makes this soup.
Wow, what a soup and so simple!! OK, I used yams and added 1# of cooked ground turkey. It is totally colorful for Halloween and Fall. I especially love the five garlic cloves!! Thank you!!!
Made exactly has written. Delicious.
I loved this recipe! Huge hit the first time and then even better the next day like you said! I did add barley seperately to it and that was yummy!
I loved this. The family, not so much. My husband said it tasted too vegetable-y. I think maybe it was the veg. broth I used.
Delicious, love the surprise flavor of sweet potato.
Very easy to make and very delicious. I changed up the recipe a bit. I used a can of crushed tomatoes instead of the diced, and added about another 3 cups of chicken broth because I found it didn't have enough liquid. I also used mushrooms instead of the beans, and added some extra basil and italian seasoning. It turned out utterly delicious and was very easy and quick to prepare. I'll be making this one again!
This was an excellent and very healthy soup! We added tons more vegetables to it (dikon, mushrooms, zucchini, etc.) and it was so good! Great with some parmesan cheese on top, paired with some fresh bread!
Great! Was a little sweet though. I added barley and after tasting the sweetness I added vinegar to my individual bowl. Next time I'll probably add vinegar to taste to the whole pot.
Oh so good! Thanks for a great recipe. I followed the directions (mostly); instead of green beans I added a can of light kidney beans and added a handful of little pasta for the last 8 minutes. I also put the garlic in at the beginning and sauteed it with the onion and celery.. I also had some fresh basil, chopped it coarsely and sprinkled it over the soup right before serving. I am already looking forward to leftovers tonight!
This is fantastic!! Literally, this is one of the better soup bases I've come across. Rather than using 28 ounces of diced tomatoes, I pureed a 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes instead. I needed to add about 1.5 teaspoons of salt at the end to get it properly seasoned. I think next time I'll add some corn and shell pasta.
Inexpensive, easy, healthy, filling, delicious! This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. The Italian seasoning and garlic give it loads of flavor, and it reheats perfectly. I usually end up having to add more liquid, and it's better if you cut down on the sweet potatoes and increase the other veggies a bit, but otherwise I make it just as written.
Easy and delicious. I did not cook the veggies (especially the green beans) for as long as was stated because I don't like my veggies too mushy. I also added a can of cannellini beans.
Yum. This is different, but I really like it. My husband doesn't like sweet potatoes, but he liked it too. I added some apple cider vinegar (about 1 tsp), and I like the flavor even better.
A great variation on a traditional minestrone soup! In the future I might add some extra vegetable broth because there is so much other "stuff" that goes in it.
Absolutely delicious! And nutritious! Threw in pretty much anything I had (added mushrooms and quinoa during the final 30 minutes) and the soup was amazing. Note: I did not peel my potatoes and they were just fine. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe.
I added a little apple cider vinegar like some other reviewers and extra garlic (don't do that if you don't LOVE garlic-our family does). Fantastic. I was out of regular green beans the second time I made this, so I put in frozen mixed veggies. I was worried about the corn not meshing, but it turned out to make the dish. It was an extra crunch that I will be sure to use from now on. The second time I also subbed some of the broth for beef broth and it was even better than the first time. In the end, it was a really good recipe that ended up fantastic with some tweaking.
Everyone like this a lot. I think next time though, I'll add some regular potatoes too.
Excellent recipe - tasty and easy to prepare! Recommend doubling for more!
It was okay nothing spectacular, thanks for the try though my family did enjoy it and it is quite a healthy recipe
I have to say this soup is great! Next time I will use some sort of noodle and possibly a bean but other than that fantastic. I took one of the reviewers advice and added a dash of chili powder. I also used veggie bouillon cubes with sea salt and herbs....DELISH!......no celery because I didn't have any and I used frozen green beans and only had one sweet on hand but there is still plenty. This recipe is very versatile and wonderful The big bonus is that my 19 month old loved loved the veggies out of the soup. Nice.
Man, did I feel healthy eating this! My husband really liked it. Of course we served it with crusty bread. I took it down one star because I thought it was really sweet. I'd like to make it again and am wondering how to make it a little less sweet. Add vinegar? Not sure.
Love this soup, sweet potatoes make it very tasty...I made it twice, and will reduce the tomatoes as they seem to overtake it a bit...
This was delicious, hearty and healthy! Only thing I did differently was that I used chicken broth instead of the vegetable broth and also added a few teaspoons of chicken bouillon powder. Yum!
This smelt so good when cooking. To me minestrone isn't minestrone unless it has pasta in it so I added in some tiny shells about 10 minutes before the end of cooking. Other than that this is a great soup very flavourful. Thankyou Stormywoman.
The best soup I ever made...though I don't think that's saying too much. ;-) It came out wonderful. I didn't know what "Italian Seasoning" meant, so I put in oregano, sage, thyme, and chervil. It was still wonderful!
Very good! I loved the Italian seasonings in it, it was a perfect blend with the veggies. I omitted sauteing my celery and onions in the oil, (to cut the fat), and instead just used a couple T. of veggie broth to soften up the celery and onion. I will make this again adding some white kidney beans for some protein, to make it more of a complete meal.
Thank you for this recipe. My son, who NEVER eats vegetables ate 3 bowls!
Surprisingly good, even with all the substitutions I had to make. I used only 1 large sweet potato, a 14 oz. can of Rotel instead of the 28 oz Italian tomatoes, peas instead of green beans, 1 T. onion powder instead of onion (I was completely out of onion), 3 cups broth and 1 cup apple cider, no oil, no celery. Very forgiving soup base. I did use the 2.5 t. Italian seasoning, 2 large carrots, and 5 cloves garlic as written. I just dumped everything in the pot and simmered for 30 minutes. Also added 1 cup of spiral pasta about 10-12 minutes from the end. Highly recommend!
YUM! Added a teaspoon of sugar to counteract the acidity of the tomatoes. VERY good!
My kids and I loved this soup! I'm not a sweet potato fan, and this is a nice savory way of getting those good vitamins in. Thanks! :)
So delicious, and even better as leftovers. We made it exactly as is and loved it. It's a wonderful fall soup. Super easy to make once you chop up all the vegetables.
This is easy and delicious. It also does not take long to cook once you have the chopping done. My husband said he could smell the wonderful flavor from the garage.
This was a good base. We had to season it up a bit. We added about a cup of spinach the last 5 minutes. Really good.
Love this recipe! I was worried that the sweet potatoes might sweeten up the soup but it was not terribly sweet when done. Next time I might add lentils and maybe some shredded chicken. I can't wait for spring so I can try this recipe with fresh herbs!
This was okay. I felt it was a lttle too sweet for me but was glad I gave it a try. Just not as flavorful as I was expecting
I made this for the family. It was delecious, and exteremly healthy. I followed the recipe to the letter, added some white beans and a little cayeene pepper. Served it frsh dinner rolls and parmesan cheese, it is a keeper
We loved this! Even my kids enjoyed eating their vegetables when I made this! I did add some boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces to the pot, but otherwise followed the recipe.
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!!!! This has got to be the absolute BEST recipe I have EVER tried from All Recipes. I am not a fan of the traditional sweet potato so I got on here to try and find a new way to cook it as it is an incredibly healthy veggie to consume. When I stumbled onto this recipe it was a Godsend!! The first time I made it I accidentally picked up chopped tomatoes with chiles rather than the Italian seasoned tomatoes that the recipe calls for. It turned out brilliantly:) When my family came to visit I made it with the Italian seasoned tomatoes as called for because I know my parents DO NOT appreciate spicy food. It was good this way as well, but when cooking for myself I will continue to use the tomatoes with chiles and I would highly recommend this substitute for anyone who likes their food a little on the spicy side. I would also follow the advice about garlic bread. Garlic bread compliments this recipe beautifully and I wouldn't serve it without it:)
I thought this was okay. I enjoyed enough for a serving or two, but was less than excited to eat it for a couple more days (makes a HUGE batch). I added 1 can of garbanzos, which I didn;t think would make that much of a difference so I didn't sdjust the liquid. It turned out more like CHUNKY vegetable stew. I like veggies a lot, especially sweet potatoes, but if I make this again I might half the recipe so I am not stuck eating it for days. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could.
So good! I had never used sweet potatoes in a soup before, and I really enjoyed the flavor of this soup.
This was a big hit! I was short on many ingredients, but it still worked out well. Only had green onion, no celery, only had chicken broth on hand. I did not have italian seasoning so I just threw in whatever dried herbs I could find. This was seriously so good!
Yummy! I followed the recipe except for replacing green beans with pea pods. I added navy beans and pasta before serving. Thank you for the delicious recipe! My husband and kids loved it. Update: instead of adding cooked pasta before serving, this time I added polenta "dumplings" (really just polenta dropped in by the spoonful)... mmm, delicious!
Really really good. I added some beans to it and left the sweet potatoes in big chunks. I also added 2 bay leaves while it was cooking.
Fantastic soup! It is soooo delicious! I tripled the recipe and froze some in containers. I added 2 cans of chickpeas and i can of drained black beans, a pinch of cumin and cayenne pepper. I also added 2 small cans of tomato paste to get a stronger tomato taste. This was great!
My family loved this recipe, from the 3 year old up to the 26 year old, and including my husband. One son only took a small amount to start because he thought sweet potato soup sounded weird, but he soon came back for a big bowl and said it was great soup! He also commented that it was sweet. I could have eaten the broth alone, it was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly (I did add the minced garlic at the beginning with the onion) until the end when I added a can of garbanzo beans (all I had) and some pasta like others suggested. With or without the additions my family would have enjoyed it. Thank you!
This was very, very good! With a few small tweaks, I'd easily give it five stars. I added a can of strained corn to mine, as well as a can of white kidney beans. I also added more seasoning than the recipe called for, but that's just a personal preference. It was one of the side dishes at Christmas dinner, and was absolutely to die for with a bit of cut up ham tossed into the bowl. I will definitely make this again, everyone loved it.
This was a good soup but a little too much tomato for me. Don't think I will make it again but if I do, I'll use petite diced tomatoes and let it simmer longer overall. I loved the sweet potatoes although I think I would add them a little later in the cooking process. Mine were a bit too soft for my taste. Also, I'd do like some of the other reviewers suggested and add some pasta.
Loved this, I love sweet potatoes, didn't miss the meat at all, I did add a can of beans to. can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch!
This soup has quickly become one of my all time favorites, mostly because it can be varied in so many ways. If I have an abundance of zucchini - into the soup pot, no carrots - I add more sweet potato. The spices can varied according to season as well, and you can make huge quantities very easily.
Normally we do not like sweet potato but this soup is wonderful. The entire family likes it. It is filling low on the calorie count and I have yet to serve it anyone who did not ask for the recipe. I do add some cured ham chunks for my husband but it is good with our without the ham.
This was easy to make and sooo delicious! I added a bit more celery and carrots than it called for but that's just because I love really chunky soups.
Quite good as written.
Delicious, and so healthy!
Excellent flavor and so easy to make. Was enjoyed by the whole family.
I just tried this tonight was just didn't like it. I find the flavours and taste boring. I was hoping for a much tastier dish.
I really enjoyed this. Was very easy to prepare, nice flavor, veggies turned out just perfect with a little crunch to them. And was very pretty also. I have added this to our favorites list.
I did not like this at all... two much sweet potato and the flavor was not good in my opinion. My husband ate it but did not enjoy it much.
a nice change from the average minestrone.
This is absolutely fantastic! Usually I find soups pretty bland until the day or two after I've made them, but not this one. Made exactly as directed other than adding a can of white kidney beans at the end and only because I wanted a little protein so it was more of a complete meal. The soup would have been just as good without them. I will be making this often.
I loved this! I'm not a huge fan of sweet potatoes (except in the form of PIE!), but they are so incredibly good for you, not to mention that they were only 16 cents a pound at Walmart before Thanksgiving. I've been trying out new ways to use them. This soup has been my favorite so far. The sweet potatoes absorb so much of the seasoning flavor, the actual sweet potato flavor was very subtle. I liked that. Like others, I added a can of beans (white beans) and about a cup of macaroni. Most of my family enjoyed it, too, but those who didn't are picky so they hardly count! Try this one. You won't be disappointed!
So good on a cold rainy day! Looks good, smells good, and tastes great!
This soup was great! I added 2 packages of knorr vegetable soup mix and also took the suggestions from previous reviewers and added pasta. The soup was very tasty especially because of the sweet potatoes. I tripled the recipe and froze the remaining.
Very tasty soup, especially on a cold Winter evening. I used olive oil rather than veg oil. I skipped the Italian seasoning. And I lessened the veg broth to 4 cups, to make it thicker and more stew like. It's really very hearty and yummy. Next time I will add beans.
This soup is so delicious!!! After reading the reviews, I too added some to beans. Thanks for the recipe!!!
I thought it was a little too sweet. Most likely wouldn't make it again, but overall, it's a great concept and different way to utilize sweet potatoes.
Really healthy. February 2011
This was good! I don't think I've ever had sweet potatoes in a soup before. I added some noodles and next time think I may add some beans to help balance out the sweetness. Will make again!
Didn't like the Italian seasonings with the sweet potatoes. Combo didn't work for our family.
Really great soup. I didn't change a thing, and wouldn't the next time either.
The broth was really tasty. I used one large sweet potato and any more would have been way too much. Definately could have used some beans, pasta or rice.
This soup is very good. I used baby carrots and chicken broth because my store was out of vegetable broth. I will make this again. Thanks for the recipe.
This is a very healthy and tasty soup! I made it pretty much as written, except I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil, and regular tomatoes instead of Italian-style. Other than that, I didn't change a thing! This soup came out really well...I wasn't sure how I was going to like sweet potatoes in a tomato based soup, but I discovered that I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderfully tasty, hearty, healthy, and altogether delicious soup recipe! I'm definitely going to make it again!!!!
I added fresh herbs. The potato was the best. Use real sweet potato, not yams.
My husband and I made this soup last night and added some elbow pasta into it. YUMMY! It was delicious.
Love this recipe! Easy and delicious!
This tasted absolutely delicious! The slightly sweet flavor of the sweet potatoes coupled with the tomatoes and seasonings were wonderful. I halved the recipe because my family of four doesn't eat much. I used 1/3 of a large onion, 1 stalk celery, 15 oz can diced tomatoes, 2 1/2 cups water, 2 bouillon cubes, 1 large sweet potato, 2 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp salt, no carrots and no green beans, 1/2 tsp granulated garlic and 1 small zucchini.
A new 5 star recipe! I love soup & was looking for something new & different. This is it! I simplified this recipe a little by not sauting any of the vegetables. I mixed everything together & added noodles at the very end. I used canned tomatoes that had onion & garlic in them. I cut the Italian seasoning back to 3/4 tsp. I added 2 c. shredded chicken & used 7c. chicken broth instead of the vegetable broth. I also used 1 can of green beans.
This soup is great. I made it for some kids I was watching, they were still eating when there mom walked in. I announced that the kids were eating sweet potato soup and her jaw dropped. Seems her kids 'hate' anything potato. Her daughter spoke up and said she only likes potatos in "this soup" and that is it! Followed the recipe to the 'T' save for adding beans and serving over rottini pasta.
Yum! Fabulous with grilled cheese on rosemary bread.
My husband loved this soup (he doesn't really like most of what I make). I forgot to add the tomatoes so it was sweet (even without adding sugar). Next time I'll make it with the tomatoes ;). This is definitely in our rotation
I LOVE this soup! I don't use veg oil to sautee, instead I just use veggie stock & I sautee the onions & carrots, then add some more stock & the beans (don't like them too hard) and then I add everything else. I also ADD about 1c barley & 1/2 box ditilini (tiny soup pasta) and it's just hardier and soooo yummy! I also put about 4 sweet potatoes and make a larger batch so I can share with family and friends...they love it!