Good morning from a beautiful Spring day in Sydney, it’s been a little bit quiet here on the blog, I’ve been spending time with my family plus we’ve had the lurgy in this old cottage with 5 of us struck down with the latest virus to hit the Peninsula, only 1 of us got off without getting it and it has not been pretty with all the coughing, man-flu-ness, sniffing and spluttering going on. I have then been making soup by the gallon and this one has a secret ingredient that I think may well have changed my soup making for like ever.
I am never more relaxed than when dinner is done and dusted in the slow cooker or soothingly bubbling away on the hob and when that is soup, even better…but soup with cream cheese, which I always think sounds like heaven in a food anyway, I mean cream + cheese, oh yeah, well it’s just like magic…with this recipe not only is there soup there is a beautiful heroine in the house.
I have put cream cheese in chowder before, which reminds me to blog my chowder recipes, so love them, and in a few creamy casseroles but in a regular fall back sweet potato soup, I hadn’t thought of that before so…when googling recipes the other day I came across a green vegetable soup with cream cheese added through it for a rich flavour.
And oh my does this work, a regular soup which can be made very very simply and easily in the slow cooker crock pot or of course in a saucepan with, nearer the end of cooking cream cheese…delicious!
Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup with Cream Cheese Recipe
1 can tomatoes
1 large sweet potato chopped
1 large onion finely chopped
5 cups stock
3 cloves garlic chopped
dash of vinegar
1/3 block cream cheese
salt and pepper
for slow cooker : throw all ingredients except cheese and olive oil in slow cooker on low all day or high 4 hours about half an hour before eating blend the soup and then add chopped cream cheese and mix well until heated through
for stove top
1. sweat onion sweet potato and garlic in a little olive oil
2. add all other ingredients except cheese and simmer
3. about half an hour before eating blend the soup and then add chopped cream cheese and mix well until heated through
OK, I’ll see you tomorrow, I have a furniture makeover to show you.