Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon and Crispy Sage

My new favorite soup recipe:  Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon and Crispy Sage

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This beautiful soup has a velvety texture.  It’s filling and warm and comforting.  And the crunch of the bacon and crispy sage is a huge bonus.  To print the complete recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post.

O Organic's Products

I’ve partnered with my local market- Safeway– and their O Organics® products to create today’s recipe. I get my O Organics products at Safeway, but if you are outside of the Lake Tahoe area, O Organics products are available at Albertsons Companies stores across the country, including Albertsons, Star Market, Pavilions, Acme, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Jewel-Osco, Shaws, and Vons.  The O Organics brand features more than 300 USDA Certified (non GMO) items throughout the store.  Pictured above are the products I’m featuring in my soup recipe.

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I’m very pleased with the way this soup turned out. The texture is wonderful and velvety.  The flavor is slightly sweet from the addition of apple juice.

Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon and Crispy Sage Recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

And my family all loved the addition of bacon and sage in the soup too.

O Organic's Products

I traveled to Chicago recently to attend an O Organics event and learn more about the brand.  I buy organic products quite often for my recipes, and I’m often disappointed at how much money I have to shell out for the organic brands.  I was delighted to learn that the O Organics brand offers high quality products at a much better price than the leading national organic brands.  Here are a few items I picked up on a recent Safeway shopping spree.  At the recent O Organics ‘Organic for All™’ event in Chicago, I had the opportunity to work with a vast selection of O Organics products, but please check your local Albertsons family store to see what’s available in your area.

o organics event

At the Chicago event, I had a chance to get in the kitchen and create recipes with good blogging friends Jenny (Picky Palate) and Averie (Averie Cooks) using the O Organics products.  Together we baked a Loaded Skillet Cookie!

O Organics Event

Here are three more blogging friends who were also in the kitchen doing some creating:  Chelsea (Chelsea’s Messy Apron), Rachel (The Stay at Home Chef) and Tiffany (La Creme de La Crumb).  All fabulous blogs to check out!

Next time you’re in one of the Albertson’s Company stores mentioned earlier in this post, keep an eye out for the O Organics brand.  I think you’ll be surprised at how many products are offered and how affordable they are too.  It’s super easy to add organic products to your everyday meals: O Organics = Organics for All!

Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon and Crispy Sage

Yield: About 8 cups

Prep Time:30 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 16 or so small O Organics fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 2 large stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon O Organics ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 4 cups O Organics chicken broth
  • 2 cups O Organics apple juice
  • 1/2 cup O Organics half and half cream
Directions:
  1. In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crisp.  Remove the bacon to paper towels to cool and drain.  Crumble the bacon and set aside.
  2. Add sage leaves to the hot bacon grease and fry until crisp.  Remove the sage to paper towels to cool and drain.  Set aside.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat to a large soup pot and turn heat to medium.  Add celery, carrot, onion, salt, ginger and pepper.  Sauté until vegetables are a little bit softened.  Add potatoes, chicken broth and apple juice.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are very soft- about 20 minutes.
  4. Puree the soup mixture in batches in a blender or food processor, or use a hand immersion blender to puree directly in the pot.  Pour the puréed soup back into the pot.  Stir in the cream and re-heat until warmed.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls, and garnish with bacon and crispy pieces of sage.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com

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Disclosure:  This recipe was created in partnership with Safeway.  I only write about products that I already use in my kitchen- and this is one of them!  RecipeGirl.com maintains full editorial control of the content published on this site. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and enthusiasm for products are entirely my own.

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  • averie @ averie cooks wrote:

    This was such a fun trip and I’m so glad we got to hang out, including the uber rides…lol 🙂

    The soup sounds wonderful! I bet the apple juice adds such a great dimension. I’m going to try that!

  • Susie | Novel Visits wrote:

    This looks delicious! I’m going to try it this weekend.

  • Renee – Kudos Kitchen wrote:

    The trip looks really fun, and I love the soup. The crispy sage really puts it over the top.

  • Melanie | Melanie Makes wrote:

    Love the crispy bacon on sage on top! And also love their O Organics line – use it all the time!

  • Angie | Big Bear’s Wife wrote:

    Love the bacon and sage in this soup! Perfect Fall weather soup right here! 

  • Maryanne | the little epicurean wrote:

    The apple juice is a great way to add natural sweetness. I gotta try it out!

  • Jenny | Honey and Birch wrote:

    Oh my gosh, your skillet cookie was amazing AND delicious. I bet this soup is just as good.

  • Kelly wrote:

    Love how creamy and comforting this looks! The sweet potatoes sound amazing with the bacon and sage! The event looked awesome too!