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Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup with Pickled Shallots

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Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup

I know. Soup two days in a row. It’s kind of all that is happening at our house right now. It’s easy and fast and wonderful. And I need easy right now.

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup

She had a great recovery the first day of her tonsillectomy, but by Wednesday night, Coco took a turn for the worse, and I spent all of Thursday in the ER with her for post-op complications and dehydration. But the good news is she is home now, and is doing a little better. Please keep your fingers crossed we get through the weekend in a good way!

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup

In the mean time, I have this lovely soup for you. Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup! I love the combination of the sweet potato and naturally sweet carrot mixed with savory and salty sharp cheddar. I like to top mine with easy sweet and sour pickled shallots for a little bit of a zippy bite in the midst of the creamy soup. I also L-O-V-E this with a grilled cheese sandwich!

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup

This may be just the thing for anybody needing a cozy meal this weekend. Or if you are like me, you may just like to keep a big batch of this in the fridge so that you can heat some up for lunch or even a snack because it healthy and delicious!

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup

Hope you have a great weekend. I have one more St Patrick’s day treat for you, but I will just post it Saturday morning since I didn’t have time to photograph it in the craziness of the last few days. So just check back if you are interested in a festive and darling treat along with a St Patrick’s Day roundup of recipes for Sunday’s fun ☺!

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup

Recipe: Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cheddar Soup with Pickled Shallots

Ingredients

  • -2 tablespoons butter
  • -1 yellow onion, diced
  • -3 cups carrots, diced
  • -1 cup wine
  • -4 cups sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • -4 cups broth
  • -½ cup cream
  • -4 ounces sharp cheddar
  • -kosher salt
  • Pickled Shallots
  • -2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • -½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • -2 Tablespoons sugar
  • -1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large pot, melt the butter and add the onions and carrot and sweet potato. Sweat the vegetables until soft about 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the wine and stir. Add the broth and put a lid on the pot and cook on low heat until soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. 3. Puree in a blender (in batches) until smooth.
  4. 4. Add back to the pot and gently reheat. Whisk in the cream and the cheddar cheese and season with kosher salt to taste.
  5. 5. To make the Pickled Shallots:
  6. In a small pan, heat up the rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer. Add the shallots and remove from the heat. Let the shallots sit in the brine for about 15 minutes.
  7. 6. Dish up the soup and top with the pickled shallots.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

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18 Comments

  1. goddessnene says:

    Hi Heather, I’m so glad Coco is doing better, we said a prayer for her, and I hope she doesn’t have the complications my daughter did. Lots of love your way ;)

    • thank you nene! so nice of you to think of us! yes. this has been a REALLY hard go. thank you for your prayer.

  2. Soupista says:

    Yum! Can’t wait to make this healthy soup! So glad Coco is doing better – I’ve been there myself and it is a very scary post-op recovery when you have complications. So glad you were on top of it and went to the ER right away! And it is 10 times worse having it done as an adult, if you can imagine. I don’t wish it on anyone! A thin ice pack folded in a thin kitchen towel and tied around the neck (you can use a chip bag clip to hold both ends of the towel at the back of neck) wonderful relief for pain and swelling help. Drank water nonstop literally and protein thin smoothie drinks are great too – lots of protein in them (20 grams) for healing and nutrition. The Odwalla vanilla and strawberry flavor protein smoothies were wonderful. Thin enough consistency to swallow easily and get that protein in and were tasty. Always had a huge glass of ice chips and was sucking on them constantly. Slept 4 hours in 9 days … I feel your pain. :( A little flashlight helps to look at the back of the throat to check for bleeding and how things look in there too.

    • OMG. I TOTALLY forgot that you did this. I feel terrible for you. It is so sad that the little kids cannot really tell you exactly what is going on, I have to rely on a pain chart of faces and paying really close attention. I am also having alot of trouble with, uh, bodily functions of every sort. Yeah- I am totally haggard and sleep deprived. i will tag out with Pete tonight so I can try to get a few hours of sleep.

  3. I hope your baby recoups quickly, it’s heart breaking when a child is not well.
    Now the soup. I never, in million years would have thought to add cheddar to this soup; but because you so Heather, I will just have to try it!

    • It is so good, I swear! the cheddar just gives it a savory enough kick so that it is not too sweet! Thank you for the well wishes for Coco :)

  4. Vicki B says:

    Poor little Cocoa. All the promises of ice cream and popsicles were lost on me when I went through this. Waking up in the morning was the worst time of all. I have no idea why, maybe the throat dries out overnight. Dr. Oz really likes aloe vera juice for “bodily functions”. Will she drink it or can it be hidden in a smoothie? Yogurt sticks that come in a box , the organic brands, are great frozen for a healthier version of popsicles. I know one thing courtesy of an allergy specialist, anesthesia is really hard on the body and any healthy juice to help flush the system can only be good.

    • My parents actually make aloe vera juice for a living Vicki! So she is getting it in smoothie form. Mostly the problem has been getting ANYTHING into her outside of the first few hours. And any food she does have she throws up. The anesthesia really messed her up and she wound up on a morphine drip in the hospital yesterday. it’s been rough, but I have faith she will do better today :)

  5. So sorry to hear of your troubles, but glad little Coco is back home. Try to get some rest.

    This soup looks like just the ticket.

  6. marla says:

    All of the ingredients in this soup are so awesome! The pickled shallots are a fun topper.

  7. Amazing looking soup! I am liking all of the colours when combined with the garnishes!

  8. Rachel Cooks says:

    Love this—and those grilled cheese squares. YUM!

  9. totally have my fingers crossed for little CoCo! that sounds terrible :( this soup, if she can drink it slowly, will definitely cozy her right up! the flavors sound so good!!

  10. Tieghan says:

    Looks so good! Hope CoCo can drink it!

  11. Oh my gosh, this looks AMAZING!

  12. Becca says:

    Hey Heather, I just wanted you to know that I made this soup this past weekend after my boyfriend had announced that he was “done with soup for the season” and it FLEW out of my refrigerator in less than 2 days. Let’s just say he lifted his soup ban for those days. I’m also fairly certain my coworkers were plotting a soup take over after getting whiffs of it wafting through the kitchen when I warmed it up for lunch. My boss who is pregnant and has insisted everything smells terrible for months even wanted the recipe! If those aren’t some rave reviews, I don’t know what is! Thanks for a home run recipe!

    • That is SO awesome. Jeez. Thanks Becca!!! glad you liked it :)