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Zucchini and Sweet Potato Soup

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Made with sweet potatoes, zucchini, leeks, and a soft-ripened triple-cream cheese, this Zucchini & Sweet Potato Soup is perfect all year long. Who knew combining zucchini and sweet potato would be so awesome!

This post was sponsored by ZWILLING. All opinions are mine alone.

zucchini and sweet potato soup served with a spoon

After traveling to Cancun for spring break with the family, I got the idea for this soup. It was the first course during dinner, and the ingredients lured me in. Sweet potato, zucchini, and creamy cheese blended together in a soup? It was certainly worth a try. By my second bite, I was sold and immediately asked the chef for the recipe.

Unfortunately, the chef would only share the ingredients, no measurements, so I was left to strike the right balance between all the ingredients to recreate the same taste and flavors at home. And I was up for the challenge.

This Creamy Zucchini and Sweet Potato Soup is a delicious soup that will catch your taste buds off guard. The surprising combination of leek and onion along with zucchini squash and sweet potato is pretty unique — to say the least.

Zwilling Enfinigy Power Blender

And using the Zwilling Enfinigy Power Blender makes the process very easy. Once all your ingredients cook, a quick pulse in the blender gets the soup ready for its final step. You’ll be amazed at how efficient this 1200-watt high-blender is. And the fact that its heat- and cold-resistant makes it the ideal companion when making fresh soups.

Other benefits to using the Zwilling Enfinigy Power Blender for making soups:

  • With 6 programmed settings, including Pulse (Smoothie, Cocktail, Ice cream, Ice Crusher, and Cleaning are also available), making soups is a breeze. A few quick pulses and all the ingredients blend into a perfectly creamy texture. Even after running the soup through a fine mesh, nothing was left behind.
  • It’s easy and safe to use! This is by far one of the easier blenders I have ever used. It attaches to the base with zero effort (no more fidgeting around trying to get the appliance to lock!). Its locking system ensures the appliance only starts when the lid is on correctly and automatically shuts off if the blender is opened while blending.
  • Its capacity makes it the perfect choice for blending large batches of soup, and when I tell you it can blend everything — it can blend everything. This soup combines down to a puree in seconds! 

Ingredients you’ll need for this soup recipe:

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Soup ingredients
  • Zucchini squash and sweet potato are the two most essential ingredients in this recipe. While zucchini is very easy to find, you’ll have more choices when it comes to selecting your sweet potato. Bright orange varieties like the go-to Beauregard are what you will typically find in grocery stores. But for this recipe, I used the Jewel variety. It has copper skin and light orange-colored flesh. It is slightly sweet with a moist and tender texture, making it perfect for soups.
  • You’ll also need cheese — but not any cheese. A creamy French cheese like Le Delice De Bourgogne Cheese, Brillat Savarin Cheese, or any triple-cream cheese will do.
  • For the liquids, you’ll need chicken broth and heavy whipping cream.
  • The celery, onion, and especially the leeks (which are sweeter than onions) enhance the flavors of the sweet potato and other ingredients.
  • A little minced garlic and butter never hurt anyone. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • You’ll need fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, sea salt, and black pepper for the seasoning.

Tips when making your soup:

  • Be sure to cook your veggies down, so they are tender before placing them in the blender. This ensures the velvety consistency you are looking for in your soup. And seasoning your veggies is important while they’re cooking (and before blending). This brings out their flavors even more.
  • The Le Delice De Bourgogne Cheese or Brillat Savarin Cheese is the secret ingredient to giving this dish that slightly Parmesan cheese taste that brings the soup’s richness. This type of cheese is critical to the recipe’s success, so I would stick to triple-cream cheeses.
  • Allow your cooked ingredients to cool slightly before adding them to the blender, and pour the soup ingredients into the blender using a bowl and measuring cup with a spout. You don’t want soup splashing all over you. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Use a fine mesh to strainer the soup before adding it back into the pot for the final step (adding your cheese, butter, and garlic).
zucchini and sweet potato soup served with a spoon

If you are a soup connoisseur and have never tried this soup recipe, you may just question why you waited so long! And while it is a must during the colder months, it can be enjoyed all year round.

Here are a few more soup recipes you will enjoy:

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zucchini and sweet potato soup served with sourdough bread

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Soup


  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6

Description

Made with sweet potatoes, zucchini, and a soft-ripened triple-cream cheese, this Zucchini and Sweet Potato Soup is perfect all year long. Who knew combining zucchini and sweet potato would be so awesome!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 lb. zucchini squash
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb. Le Delice De Bourgogne Cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 leek
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the lower white/light-green stem from the whole leek. Chop the leek, onion, celery, and fresh rosemary. Remove the small leaves from the stem of the fresh thyme. Set to the side.
  2. Remove the skin from the sweet potato and cut it into large chunks. Cut the zucchini into large pieces. Set to the side.
  3. In a large cooking pot, add 2 tbsp of butter and the leeks, Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and 2 tbsp minced garlic. Cook for 5 additional minutes.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes, zucchini, sea salt, black pepper, rosemary, and thyme to the pot. Cook for an additional 8 minutes.ย 
  5. Add the chicken broth.ย Turn heat to high and cook on high for another 10 minutes. Lower heat to medium and cook for 5 additional minutes. Remove pot from heat and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Add all cooked ingredients into blender and puree until smooth.
  6. Pour soup through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Add ingredients from the bowl back to the pot and turn the heat to low.ย 
  7. Add 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp minced garlic, heavy cream, and Le Delice De Bourgogne Cheese to the pot and stir until combined and smooth.ย 
  8. Serve topped with roasted sweet potatoes and zucchini.

Notes

  • And seasonings your veggies is essential while they’re cooking (and before blending). This brings their flavors out even more.
  • The Le Delice De Bourgogne Cheese or Brillat Savarin Cheese is the secret ingredient to giving this dish that slightly Parmesan cheese taste that brings the richness of the flavors together. The cheese type is critical to the recipe’s success, so I would only use triple-cream cheeses.
  • Allow your cooked ingredients to cool slightly before adding them to the blender, and pour the soup ingredients into the blender using a bowl and measuring cup with a spout. You don’t want soup splashing all over you. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Use a fine mesh to strain the soup before adding it back into the pot for the final step (adding your cheese, butter, and garlic).
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 261
  • Sugar: 3.8g
  • Sodium: 657mg
  • Fat: 14.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.2g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg

Keywords: Zucchini and Sweet Potato Soup, sweet potato soup, vegetable soup

Show Comments (3)
  1. Thank you for this lovely recipe! I modified some of the specifics because I had yellow squash and mozzarella to use up. I made a quick mozzarella roux and it worked out wonderfully. I really liked how the flavors of the vegetables could shine through, but the soup is still hearty and warm.






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