Sweet Potato Bisque

Makes 8 Servings


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 new potatoes, peeled and diced
6 cups flavorful chicken or vegetable stock
1 tablespoon SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Apple-bacon Chutney, for garnish
1 teaspoon Spicy Texas Pecans, for garnish


Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat; add bacon.

Cook for about 2 minutes to render the fat.

Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and saute for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the orange juice and reduce to thick syrup.

Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Add SPLENDA® Sugar Blend and cayenne.

Ladle mixture into a blender and pure thoroughly in batches; strain and season with salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick, thin with a little chicken or vegetable stock.

Serve warm and garnish with Apple-Bacon Chutney and Spicy Texas Pecans (see separate recipes).

Nutritional Information

Calories 180
Calories From Fat 45
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 860mg
Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Protein 5g

*SPLENDA®  Sugar Blend used in this recipe is a blend of caloric and non-caloric sweeteners. The blend reduces the calorie content while providing the properties of sugar important for this recipe.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda.com.

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