Just after Christmas I treated myself to a new soup maker. Our old one was so over used that the motor burnt out and it stopped working and it was just one item in the kitchen I couldn’t live without.
Not only do I love soup but the children do too and it is the one meal I can add nearly any ingredient too and they will always happily eat it, teamed with crusty bread it is a lovely filling lunch or without for a starter.
Soup can also be kept in the fridge and warmed the following day or frozen if batch cooked.
Today’s soup was one which I just threw in ingredients which I had at home, cooked and hoped they would work together and it actually worked and was delicious.
Hot Sweet Potato & Tomato Soup Recipe
- 3 medium Sweet Potatoes peeled and diced
- 1/2 White Onion peeled and diced
- 1/2 Tin chopped tomatoes
- 3/4 pint of chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
- Few drops of Tabasco
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt and Pepper to season
Cut all ingredients up (if using a soup maker such as the Morphy Richards soup and smoothie maker which I have then cut up small so the lid can be added – the blade is attached to the lid so you need to allow for the space) and add to the soup maker or a large pan.
Turn up the heat and allow to simmer, turn down the heat and cook for 15 – 20 minutes.
Blend and serve.
Season with salt and pepper (if too hot then add a little double cream and stir in).
I cooked mine in the soup maker which meant I just turned it on, pressed the smooth option and it cooks for 21 minutes and also blends at the same time.
I had to add cream to this one for the children as it was too hot for them but once added they loved it. You can freeze if you don’t add the cream.
Disclaimer: I purchased the soup maker myself but this post does contain an affiliate link.