Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 9 to 10 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes ($1.58)
  • 1 stalk celery ($.10)
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped ($.20)
  • 1 apple, peeled and thinly sliced ($.88)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Pork Broth or water (free!)
  • Asparagus ($1.18)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($.05)
  • Homemade Buns ($.48)

Directions

  • Roast sweet potatoes in baking dish with 1/4 water and covered with foil at 350 for an hour. Remove from oven, let cool and peel off skins. I did this last night while baking the oven fries.
  • Chop onion, celery and thinly slice apple. Place all into a slow cooker with sweet potatoes, pork broth and water. I used 4 cups of liquid. Cook on low 8-10 hours. When done, puree with immersion hand blender.
  • Before dinner, drizzle EVOO over asparagus, let soak for 30 minutes. Saute 3-5 minutes until turn bright green and are still slightly crisp. Serve with warm sweet potato soup and homemade bread machine rolls!

This soup was delicious! The taste was perfect, and I think the pork broth really helped enhance the flavor! I will definitely make this again!

Cost $4.47

Comments

  1. Sandra says

    I’m loving all the stew and soup recipes today, just perfect for the season :)

    This looks good, let us know how it turns out.

  2. Erik says

    Since it is going to be pureed anyway, you could probably save a significant amount of money by replacing the asparagus with broccoli. But I do enjoy asparagus!

  3. Andrea @ Mommy Snacks says

    Erin, will your kids actually eat this? My kids are somewhat picky and there’s no way I could get them to! You have any tips on that :-)

  4. Miriam says

    This looks like a really good meatless meal! I can’t wait to hear how you like it. And I’ve never tried asparagus the way you fix it, I’ve always boiled it. Perhaps I’ll have to try your way!

  5. Sherry says

    This looks great! I’m trying to find new ways to incorporate sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes. This looks yummy!

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