Meatless Friday: Sweet Potato Bisque

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Yes, it’s Lent, and for most of us it’s a cold, snowy, icy Lent.  This warm soup was just the right combination of sweet and savory, cheap in price but rich in flavor, to beat back the cold and to make the penance of a meatless meal a little bit sweeter.

  • SweetPotatoBisqueSweet Potato Bisque

  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 c vegetable stock
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 1/2 c milk (or more, see below)
  • 1 c Greek yogurt
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 t Kosher salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 freshly grated nutmeg

Preheat your oven to 375 F.  Wash and pierce your sweet potatoes and bake at 375F for about 2 hours or until they’re nice and soft.  Remove from oven and immediately cover (I put ours in a large pan and covered them with its glass lid, but aluminum foil ought to work just as well).  Let sit for 30 minutes.  Remove skins and discard.  Place sweet potatoes and all remaining ingredients in a large stock pot on medium heat.  Blend with an immersion blender.  Add milk to achieve desired consistency.  Heat thoroughly.  Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon or, for the more adventurous, cayenne pepper.

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Recipe and photo copyright 2015 Erin McCole Cupp. All rights reserved.

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Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find her books and other projects at her website.

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