Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick, easy, hearty and comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect soup for those winter lunch moments!
Folks, I can guarantee that this sweet potato and spinach soup will warm your bones on any cold winters day!
It’s got more nutrients than a traditional potato and spinach soup plus its made nice and creamy tasting with skimmed milk and low fat cream cheese added. The sweet potatoes add a wonderful natural and subtle sweetness that temper the sharpness of the spinach.
Don’t be put off by the intense green colour! Just remember all the goodness (and check the nutrition label below) that you’re getting from this bowl of health!
I made this sweet potato and spinach soup from leftovers. That’s the beauty of soups. You can practically make them from any leftover ingredients that you may have.
The other great thing about soups is that they’re usually really easy to make (well at least the ones I choose to make and publish here are!) Just a little chopping (in the case of this soup very little), some cooking, some stirring, and then some blending, and you’ve got a healthy lunch option that you can easily freeze in individual portions. Saving you money too!
You can choose your own garnishes here. I think this soup would be fantastic with some grated cheese or a swirl of plain yogurt, but I just added some chopped chives just to keep it simple.
Other Great Soups To Use Up Leftovers
Some of my other most popular soups for using up leftovers that you might like are :-
Roasted Garlic Onion and Potato Soup – made from just 6 ingredients, it’s vegan and is a perfect way to use up surplus potatoes.
Sweet Potato, Garlic and Chilli Soup – Butter free, this soup is ideal for vegans or just soup lovers alike.
Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup – low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli. It’s a soup that gives you a warming hug just when you need it most.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 medium sized sweet potato peeled and diced
- 750 ml vegetable stock
- 300 g baby spinach chopped
- 250 ml skimmed milk
- 100 g low fat soft cheese
- Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
- Freshly ground nutmeg to season
- Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic for 2 – 3 minutes until soft.
Add the sweet potato and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring.
Add the vegetable stock, bring it to the boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes have softened.
Add the spinach in batches and cook, simmering for a further 10 minutes to allow the spinach to break down. Then remove the soup from the heat.
- Blitz the soup in a blender or food processor.
- Return the soup to the pan and bring it back to the boil and then turn down to simmer, stir in the skimmed milk and low fat cream cheese until combined.
- Season to taste and add desired amount of nutmeg.
- Serve with crusty wholemeal bread.
Well folks, in case you hadn’t failed to notice with all the advertising and decorated shops it’s valentines day next Wednesday and for once, recipe wise I’ve actually got myself ahead of the game and made a fantastic Strawberry Banana Valentines Pancakes recipe for you.
I mean I created a fantastic Strawberry Valentines Pancakes recipe last year but this time I promise you I’ve taken valentines pancakes recipes to a whole new level. Just ask Lady Lynne who keeps asking me when I’m going to do the Strawberry Banana Valentines Pancakes for her again!
So, please join me on Tuesday for that recipe, which will give you time to get the recipe ingredients in for making it on the Wednesday!
Then on Thursday I’ve a delicious low fat tagliatelle carbonara pasta dish. A healthier twist on the original! Hope you can join me then!
And finally, thank you GiGi for giving me the idea for this soup recipe. Check out the comments in the Potato and Spinach Soup recipe, where she actually suggested this and that was where the idea came from! 😀
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