Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 23, 2008

First, head on over to see what GFCF mom has to say about processed foods vs. homemade foods! This especially applies to young children, but we can ALL benefit from a whole and raw food diet. That is my goal: to serve delicious and wholesome meals for under $5!


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 ($1.18)
Extra Virgen Olive Oil ($.05)

Homemade Buns ($.48)

Directions
1. 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.
2. Chop onion, celery and thinly slice apple. Place all into crockpot 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.
3. 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

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

mjpuzzlemom October 23, 2008 at 7:27 am

This looks interesting. Thanks for sharing!

MJ

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Traci October 23, 2008 at 8:14 am

Oh, this sound divine!!! I am loving your blog. I’m going to go look around some more.

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Sandra October 23, 2008 at 9:01 am

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.

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Erik October 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

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!

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Andrea @ Mommy Snacks October 23, 2008 at 10:47 am

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 :-)

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Miriam October 23, 2008 at 10:53 am

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!

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Mississippi Songbird October 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm

MMmm. This looks so good.Thanks for posting..

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Jen October 23, 2008 at 1:05 pm

This looks like a great meal! Thank you for sharing.

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eleisia October 23, 2008 at 1:12 pm

I don’t use sweet potatoes in my recipes nearly enough. This is a very economical dish.

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Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom October 23, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Oh yum! I can’t wait to hear you how you like this, it sounds wonderful!

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Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom October 23, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Oh yum! I can’t wait to hear you how you like this, it sounds wonderful!

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Kate October 23, 2008 at 11:07 pm

It looks delicious! I usually am not a fan of sweet potatoes, but I think I’d like them in a soup.

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Sherry October 24, 2008 at 9:52 am

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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