Warm up with this yummy soup that uses sweet potato, portobello mushrooms, and gouda cheese to give it a depth of flavor and an immune boost to help ward of cold/flu season. And the best part, the kids will love it, too! (Sshhhh, don't tell them it's kinda healthy.)

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat margarine in a pot and cook onion until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and 1 can of chicken broth and cook for 5 minutes.

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  • Add sweet potato and second can of chicken broth to the pot. Stir in bacon bits, garlic salt, thyme, and bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer soup until sweet potato is soft, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove and discard bay leaf. Puree soup using an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in half-and-half and Gouda cheese and mix until well blended.

Cook's Note:

This is easily adapted into a vegetarian dish by substituting vegetable broth for chicken broth and omitting the bacon.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 1181 mg sodium. 19.2 g carbohydrates; 8.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2019
Excellent soup! I doubled the recipe for a potluck and it was almost all gone. I didn t add the bay leaf as I was out. I used 3 sweet potatoes. I used 1/2 low sodium chicken broth and 1/2 regular. No other changes and several people raved about it! What s amazing is that it has 1/2 the calories as other sweet potato soups and still creamy and full of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2019
Excellent soup! I doubled the recipe for a potluck and it was almost all gone. I didn t add the bay leaf as I was out. I used 3 sweet potatoes. I used 1/2 low sodium chicken broth and 1/2 regular. No other changes and several people raved about it! What s amazing is that it has 1/2 the calories as other sweet potato soups and still creamy and full of flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2019
I followed the recipe as written I didn't change a thing and will not! I make a lot of soup because my Mom is losing her teeth and now this is my new favorite soup and so very easy to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2019
Excellent soup! I doubled the recipe for a potluck and it was almost all gone. I didn t add the bay leaf as I was out. I used 3 sweet potatoes. I used 1/2 low sodium chicken broth and 1/2 regular. No other changes and several people raved about it! What s amazing is that it has 1/2 the calories as other sweet potato soups and still creamy and full of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2019
So delicious! I will definitely make this again and again. I didn t have Gouda so I used mozzarella instead. Everything else was as recipe directed. I will admit though that the finished product did not look as colorful and appealing as the posted photo lol Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2019
Added salt to taste. Delicious! Read More