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Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon and Gorgonzola

A creamy smooth soup with the delicate sweetness of sweet potatoes, the smoky flavour of crispy bacon and the aromatic twist of Gorgonzola cheese.
Course Soup
Keyword comfort food, fall food, soup, thanksgiving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Jessica - Cooking my Dreams

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7 oz) Carrots peeled
  • 500 g (1 lb) Sweet Potatoes peeled
  • 80 g (2.8 oz) Smoked Bacon cubed
  • 1 Red Onion sliced
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Mild Paprika Powder
  • Dried Thyme
  • 500 ml (2 cups) Vegetable Stock
  • 3-4 tbsp Gorgonzola Cheese

Instructions

  • In a large pot, cook the bacon until crispy and brown. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  • In the same pot, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Let it sweat for a couple on minutes, than add the roughly chopped carrots and sweet potatoes.
  • Add the paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper and dried thyme to taste. Mix well.
  • Add the vegetable stock and turn the heat to low. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes on until the vegetables are easily pierced with a fork.
  • Blend with an immersion blender until creamy and smooth, taste and adjust the seasoning. Then transfer to the bowls and top with the crispy bacon and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.