Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Soup With Maple Bacon

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Are you all Thanksgiving-ed out yet?

I sure hope not because this soup, as my sister described it, tastes like Thanksgiving in a bowl.

For me, Thanksgiving always makes me immediately think of sweet potatoes. My mom is usually in charge of bringing her sweet potato casserole to the family gathering and they are pretty promptly devoured. I remember the first time I used her recipe to make them – I could not believe my eyes when I saw I was supposed to douse them in two sticks of butter, a very generous amount of brown sugar and then top them off with marshmallows. No wonder they go so fast, right? I’m pretty sure that recipe was the gateway for finally convincing Derek that sweet potatoes are awesome.

Sweet potatoes >>> White potatoes

Who is with me?

Slow-cooker Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Bacon |

Ahhhh, you clicked the “Read More” button, you ARE with me ;)

Whatever your favorite Thanksgiving dish may be, I hope you enjoy it this year, even if there are gobs of butter and marshmallows involved. But for all the other days this winter when you’re feeling a little Thanksgiving-y, you can enjoy this soup and not have to bust out the yoga pants for fear of the button popping off your jeans.

Not that I’ve ever had to do that <—- every year. When will I learn???

This sweet potato soup is sweet and creamy, seasoned with a touch warm fall spices and topped with crunchy, salty-sweet bacon. Delicious flavors plus the convenience of the slow-cooker #winning! Just pop a few ingredients in before work and have dinner pretty much ready when you walk in the door; always a relief amidst the weeknight craziness.

So go dust off that slow cooker, or maybe dust the marshmallows off some leftover sweet potato casserole, and enjoy this sweet potato soup. Spoons optional.

Slow-cooker Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Bacon |

Wishing you and your family a fantastic, fun, face-stuffing Thanksgiving!

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Soup With Maple Bacon
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Creamy slow-cooker sweet potato soup topped with crunchy, salty-sweet maple bacon.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  1. Put the sweet potatoes, onion, chicken broth, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in the slow-cooker. Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low, until the sweet potatoes are soft.
  2. When ready to serve, heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Line a plate with paper towels.
  3. Add the milk to the slow-cooker and puree until smooth using an immersion blender, set aside on warm. Alternatively, blend in batches in a blender.
  4. Add the bacon and maple syrup to the skillet. Cook the bacon until crisp, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to the paper towel lined plate.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls (about 1-1/2 cups each) and top with bacon.

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  1. says

    Absolutely lovely! I am addicted to sweet potatoes anyways.. I stumbled onces on vacation into my favorite sweet potato soup. But it goes into a very different direction than your recipe. I flavor it with garlic, ginger, Vermouth and so on…. I am so excited about your ingredients that I can’t wait to try it.

  2. Kelly says

    The soup recipe with extra extra extrabland and after being in the slow cooker for four hours it was like a purée and not like a soup. I had to add a lot of other spices and flavors to it and coconut milk to thin it out

    • says

      Sorry to hear you found it on the bland side, maybe we had a really great batch of sweet potatoes that were full of flavor! The small amount of spices just helps to accent the natural flavor of the potatoes. You did just what I would have and added some extra liquid as it seemed like you needed it… I find slow cookers can give different results from brand to brand. Adding the extra liquid may have unfortunately also diluted out the flavors. Hopefully you were able to doctor it up enough!

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