Fiesta Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
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Fiesta Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

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Here’s a simple soup with plenty of taste and just a little heat. Loaded with Sweet potatoes, black beans and sausage, it tastes even better the next day—if you have any left.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) fully cooked spicy chicken sausage links, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream and thinly sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without garnishes): 247 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 1036mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the sausage, sweet potatoes, onion and pepper in oil until onion is tender. Add cumin; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in cilantro.
  2. Garnish servings with sour cream and green onions. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Fiesta Sweet Potato Soup in Country Woman December/January 2012, p44

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Miessy User ID: 8044748 178576
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"Made exactly as written except I added 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning to increase the Cajun flavor. This soup Is outstanding, plus healthy and colorful. I cut up the veggies and put into baggies beforehand, then when I'm ready to make the soup it's easy and fast to throw together. Will definitely make this often."

NoodleNel User ID: 6393598 128879
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"This was delicious and well received by my family. I enjoyed leftovers the next day for lunch. It was just hard to peel and cut up the sweet potatoes."

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 123554
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"I made this soup a couple of days ago and we really enjoyed it. I agree that it is better the second day, but it was really delicious the first time around too. I couldn't decide which flavor of chicken sausage to use, so I ended up using a garlic herb variety of the Al Fresco brand."

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