Last night, we had a simple but tasty dinner – Sweet Potato Soup! And the best part of it was that it was so easy and cheap to make and, can be made in bulk in the slow cooker whilst you work from home or are busy home schooling the kiddos! It is also an excellent choice (ease wise, budget wise and nutrient wise) to drop off to family, friends or neighbours who might be sick in coming weeks.
After being poorly for the last week and a bit myself, I was feeling like we all need an extra boost of vitamins and so after a big salad at lunch (with a side of frozen pizza – keeping it classy over here always!) I thought a nice soup would be a grand idea for dinner!
It took me about 15 minutes to sling it all in the slow cooker, which was plentiful when I am still not 100%! I then sat with the kids whilst they did their home school activities and it cooked away in the background. At tea time I quickly (or rather slowly actually) whipped out the hand blender; blitzed it up and served with bread – it was delicious – so much so, even all the kids loved it!
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup
I used very few ingredients in this, which is what makes it cheap and simple. But the spices you use, along with the sweet potato make it super tasty. All these ingredients I would say are pretty budget too.
You will need (or rather I used):
4 X Large Sweet Potatoes
1 X onion
1 X Can of chopped or plum tomatoes (it doesn’t matter as you will be blending them anyway)
2 X Vegetable stock cubes
Spices – I never measure my spices, but maybe for this size of pot, try about 2 – 3 teaspoons of each
(Ginger and turmeric are nice in it too but I didn’t use them last night)
- Peel and chop potatoes and onion and put in slow cooker
- Add can of tomatoes
- Add species
- Cover in water and add 2 X Stock cubes
- Switch on high and leave all afternoon
- Once potato is soft, blitz with hand blender and serve (if you want texture and extra protein, I have a friend who adds chick peas too)
- Serve and enjoy!
Sweet potatoes are rich in nutrients and great for immunity and gut health. They are rich in fibre and antioxidants and will make a delicious meat free lunch or dinner. Putting them in a soup is a great and tasty way to get that boost for your body too – why not add a few carrots in there with them if you want a bit more goodness! Enjoy!