Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup


In the fall, when the autumn air is starting to turn cold in my little corner of the world I like to build a fire in my fire place, turn on the football game and I love a  hearty soup that packs a little zip.  This Sweet Potato & Chipotle soup does just that.  I love the velvet texture of the sweet potato that has been enhanced with the smoky chipotle’s punch.  Serve this with some corn bread, or buttered Sourdough bread and you are in business.  Note a Bread Bowl is another fun alternative for parties, and friends.

The best part of this recipe is it’s a slow cooker (crock pot) recipe.  So, that’s right with a little prep and a few hours cooking while your away at work you can come home and know you have this smoky goodness waiting for you when you get home!  Let’s Eat! This recipe was featured on our Podcast Eat & Drink It Episode EL OTOÑO MATA EL FESTIVAL

Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 8 hours, 30 minutes
Total time 8 hours, 50 minutes
Allergy Milk
Meal type Soup
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party
Region Mexican
From book Southwest Slow Cooking


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 Large sweet potatoes (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 Medium yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 Cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 green chiles (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 Cups chicken broth
  • sour cream
  • 12-16 Sprigs cilantro


Step 1
Spray the inside of a slow cooker with the nonstick cooking spray, add the sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, green chiles, rosemary, chipotle, salt, pepper and chicken broth and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6-to-8 hours, or until the potatoes are very tender (so a fork can easily be pressed into them).
Step 2
Remove about 1/4th the soup from the slow cooker and place it in a blender. Add 1/3 of the chopped tomatoes and blend until smooth. Pour the blended mixture into separate bowl, and repeat with the remaining soup. When finished blending, return all the blended soup back to the slow cooker, and cook for 15-30 minutes, or until it is warmed through.
Step 3
To serve, spoon the soup into individual bowls, add a dollop os sour cream, and garnish with a few sprigs of cilantro. Serve hot.


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