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Thai Sweet Potato Bisque

Updated on June 28, 2014

Thai flavors are an exciting combination of rich and hearty ingredients that are surprisingly good together. This recipe incorporates earthy, vegetarian ingredients with a little bit of bite so that the flavor can linger - sweet potatoes, coconut milk, peanuts, and chipotle pepper.

This is a fabulous recipe for a quick Fall or Winter meal that will leave you satisfied and full, but not stuffed. The best part is that this can be made as one single serving. So it is perfect for those nights home alone, or you can double it if it's just the two of you. The preparation and cook time together will take no longer than 30 minutes, and if you've prepared the sweet potatoes ahead of time, then it could take as little as 5 minutes.

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1 sweet potato

1 cup of coconut milk

2 teaspoons of peanut butter

1 teaspoon of garlic

salt and pepper to taste

chipotle pepper to taste

The Potatoes

Preparing the potatoes can be done ahead of time or right before you're ready to eat.

Before you start them, get some water boiling in a small pot.

Then you will need to peel your potatoes and dice into small pieces. I usually cut them into dime or quarter sized pieces. The smaller the piece, the quicker they cook!

Once you have your pieces, add them to the water and boil until they are soft enough for a fork to slide through. When they are soft enough, drain them with a colander and add them to your blender.

The Blending

This is what makes this recipe so simple - everything is added to your blender and mixed together!

Since your potatoes are already in the blender, you can start adding the rest of the ingredients. I use about 1 cup of coconut milk, which leaves the bisque pretty thick. If you would like a thinner texture, then you should add more coconut milk.

Next you should add the garlic, peanut butter, salt, pepper, and chipotle pepper.

Since the potatoes are already soft, you should have no problem blending everything. It should only take 1-2 minutes to create a well-blended bisque.

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After all of the ingredients have been blended together, you will want to put them back into the pot you boiled the potatoes in and allow them to heat up for a couple of minutes. If the potatoes were still hot, you will not need to wait long. Then you're ready for the final step!

The Grande Finale

Once your bisque is heated enough, you can pour it into a bowl. I like to sprinkle some extra chipotle pepper and diced garlic as a garnish to make it look nice and add a little extra flavor.

Time to enjoy your dinner!

For more Sweet Potato recipes, check out this Pinterest Board:

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      SpotforAlandra 3 years ago

      meant to add, that this sounds great and am planning to make it

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh my! Does this ever sound good. I've only started eating and liking sweet potatoes for a little over a year now and your soup is one I cannot wait to try. I'll be adding your recipe to my contributor page, Pinterest board and my Facebook recipe page one day this upcoming week.

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      reuseart 4 years ago

      Your Thai sweet potato bisque sounds great, easy & time friendly. I wrote it down, penciled in almond butter for peanut butter, and will try it soon ! Reuseart

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      josietook 4 years ago

      Yum yum!!

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      lynnegirl1 4 years ago

      This looks great! Sweet potatos AND peanut butter, two of my favorites.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      What a wonderful and delicious looking recipe! I can't wait to try and make this.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I wanted to return to leave my congratulations on your The GoodVeg Quest Honorable Mention!

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This sounds really delicious, Nikki! Congrats on the purple star and honorable mention in the GoodVeg quest! :D

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This looks really GOOD. I must try it! :)

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      This looks delicious! I'm looking forward to making it!

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      Chazz 4 years ago from New York

      Definitely have to try this. Sounds great!

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Love sweet potatoes, so this gives me a new way to try them. Thanks.

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      federico-biuso 4 years ago

      Spicy thai food... yummmmmmm!!!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Reads like a great recipe except for the chipotle peppers - not one of my favorites. I was glad to see that this was not a ain ingredient and could be used according to taste.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      I love spicy Thai food. Looks like a great recipe. Thanks

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      yummers. Gosh I'm hungry for Thai.

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      VictoriaHolt 4 years ago

      This looks very good. I have all the ingredients except coconut milk...

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      hgb282 4 years ago

      I've never tried this but it sounds tasty. I like the idea of blending everything together using coconut milk.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I have some sweet potato, I will have to give this a try. It look so good.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      These sound delicious, I may even make them tonight. Pinned to my vegetarian and my soups board so I can find the recipe when I need it. All the ingredients are so healthy too.

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Wow. Looks spectacular.

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      anthony-husher-39 4 years ago

      I am definitely going to try this. It looks delicious!

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      sibinfotech1 4 years ago

      Love this

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      Mandy Stradley 4 years ago

      I love that you can do this in the blender!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I wish I like them...sadly I don't. Great lens though and I learned something new...had no clue they had potato washing gloves! :)

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      Yamin Joe 4 years ago

      I love sweet potato but I never used them for preparing soup, your recipe looks great,I will definitely give it a try, thanks for sharing

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      Yamin Joe 4 years ago

      I love sweet potato, its a super food. I like them baked in oven after cutting then into halves, adding some butter on top of the sliced potato,yummy!

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      ChefWilliam 4 years ago

      Love the recipe and it will work so well here in Mexico, We have everything needed right here in our backyard. Thanks for sharing.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      This looks pretty good. Now to convince the rest of the body to actually make it.

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      eekeekgirl 4 years ago

      This looks yummy! Does it reheat well? Wondering if I can make it a day or two ahead of time.

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      likdang 4 years ago

      wow! awesome! yummy!

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      IreneL11 4 years ago

      It looks yummy :)

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      RuthieDenise 4 years ago

      I just got some fresh sweet potatoes from my brother's garden. This gives me some ideas on using them. Thank you.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Oh my. Lovely!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      one word..... Y U M

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Thanks for the greeat recipe I'll be trying this Thanks Again

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      YUM!!! Quick and tasty looking! I can't wait to try this!

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      mina009 4 years ago

      It looks delicious!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Sounds very tasty.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I love sweet potatoes. They are also so very healthy as well as tasty.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just made a soup in my blender yesterday with sweet potatoes! I love them...and your recipe looks awesome! I am going to try it....and will stop back to let you know how i like it:)