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Gingered Sweet Potato Bisque
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Gingered Sweet Potato Bisque

This gingered sweet potato bisque is rich, creamy, and has just the right amount of warmth from the spices. It's a delicious bowl of cozy comfort!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, sweet potato bisque
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (finely minced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken stock (homemade or low-sodium store bought)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (cooked and peeled)
  • ½ cup half and half (fat-free)
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • Kosher salt
  • White pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives or slivered crystallized ginger (optional — for garnish)


  • In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic. Sauté until the onions are translucent and tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the stock and grated ginger.
  • Use a potato ricer to grate the sweet potatoes directly into the saucepan, then stir to combine.
  • Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the half and half plus the sherry, then season with salt and white pepper to taste. Stir to combine, then turn off the heat.
  • If you prefer a smoother bisque, use an immersion blender in the pot or transfer the bisque to a food processor and pulse. This step is optional.


This recipe is for 4 servings of bisque.
For a smoother bisque, use an immersion blender in the saucepan or transfer to a food processor and blend.
If the soup is too thick, add more half and half or stock.
Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 18g