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Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

Roasted salt and pepper drumsticks with sweet potato and apple soup










We have had such amazing feedback on the Sweet Potato & Pear Soup from our January Week 1 menu that we had to share it with you! The pear adds a nice sweetness to the soup when combined with the spice of the ginger and a hint of earthy veg from the onion and sweet potato. Healthy, nutritious & easy to make – add it to your grocery list for next week! Be sure to freeze leftovers or double the recipe for when you need a quick meal.

When I am feeling particularly hungry or want to serve this soup to guests, I like to pair it with Roasted Salt & Pepper Drumsticks (pictured above). These drumsticks are SO SUPER SIMPLE and always impress. Don't share that they are only 3 ingredients: salt, pepper and drumsticks! If you want to try at home, bake your seasoned drumsticks in a single layer on a baking sheet at 425 F for 35-40 mins or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. That's it – promise!

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Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

Serves ~6


  • 2# Jewel or Garnett sweet potato (3 medium)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2” fresh ginger knob (optional)
  • 1 pear
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3c chicken broth* (to make vegetarian, sub veggie broth)
  • *Note: read all ingredient lists; avoid added msg, sugar, gluten, salt, etc.


1. Peel & roughly chop:

  • ~3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pear
  • ginger, to yield ~2 tsp

2. In large soup pot, heat 1tsp olive oil & sauté yellow onion for 3-4 minutes or until a slight change in color.
3. Add sweet potatoes, 1 clove garlic & 3c broth.
4. Cover, turn heat to medium.
5. Cook 30 minutes, set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes before pureeing.
6. Place the following in a blender:

  • cooked and cooled sweet potato, onion & garlic (from above)
  • 1 peeled/chopped pear
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled & roughly chopped (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt

7. Blend until smooth, adding water/ broth as needed for desired consistency. Do this in batches if needed.
8. Season to taste as needed.

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