Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

With essential vitamins and minerals, this soup provides great comfort in the cold months.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1.25 cups
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion small, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock fat free, low sodium
  • 1 cup kale rinsed and loosely packed

Instructions

  • In a small skillet add oil and sauté onion and garlic over medium low heat until tender, about 4 minutes. Add to the slow cooker sautéed onion and garlic and all other ingredients, except kale. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Add kale the last 10 minutes of cooking time and allow to wilt. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.25cups | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Slow Cooker

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22 Comments

  1. this sounds really good! how many servings is this recipe? im thinking to double it and maybe hand blend? any thoughts?

  2. Well, I've been excited to make this since I first pinned it on Pinterest months ago. I fixed it today and my husband and I almost died. It. Was. So. Spicy!! We seriously choked it down sharing a huge glass of milk to help with the burn. My husband actually asked me if I was trying to kill us! haha. But seriously, I won't fix this again. 🙁

    1. Mel, This dish is a little on the spicy side…some like it hot, others prefer mild. The amount of spice can easily be tweaked according to taste. Also the red pepper can be completely eliminated. 🙂

  3. I made this yesterday, and it was delicious!! Based on previous comments, however, I doubled the recipe and omitted the red pepper flakes and sea salt. In their place, I added about a half teaspoon of mild Harissa and the kale about an hour before it was done. The kale still had a little crunch to it. I'm from the South, i.e. simply wilted doesn't get it :-)! I will definitely make it again.

    1. Laverne, lol…I’m also from the south. Here we typically cook greens until they’re falling a part! I’ve learned to adapt because of the health benefits of not over cooking. 🙂

  4. This was great – I have made it twice, although I did notice that the recipe yielded less than I expected – about 4 1-1/4 cup servings instead of 6, but adding more vegetable stock seemed to help the second time around. LOVE the heat. Used 1 regular sweet potato and one purple one to add some more color to the dish. Great for meal prep all week.

  5. I made it today. Yes, it is spicy. I put organic sour cream (just a bit) in the center, to have a cooling sensation present. Great for cold weather.

  6. I’m excited to try this! I find it so funny how people have such varying degrees with their taste buds. Not sure how 1/4 t. red pepper can possibly overpower anything. Wimps! 😂

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