Cheesy Sweet Potato Soup

    Cheesy Sweet Potato Soup

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    About this recipe: A lovely combination of cheese and sweet potatoes makes this a rich, smooth, comforting soup!

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
    • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in thick slices
    • 125 ml dry white wine
    • water, as needed
    • 1 small pinch of salt
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3 tbsp sour cream
    • 2 tbsp butter, salted
    • 200g grated Gouda cheese
    • 4 teaspoons cream to serve

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add the shallots and sauté until slightly brown in colour.
    2. Add the sweet potatoes and the white wine. Reduce until half the liquid is absorbed.
    3. Add enough water to cover the potatoes.
    4. Add the bay leaf, season with salt and cook until the potatoes are tender (about 20 minutes). Additional water may need to be added before potatoes are completely cooked.
    5. Remove the bay leaf and purée in a food processor until smooth. Add the butter and the sour cream.
    6. Gently stir in the Gouda cheese until velvety smooth. Adjust the seasoning and serve topped a swirl of cream.

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