Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Sweet Potato Tomato Soup
This simple sweet potato tomato soup (for the stovetop or slow cooker) is a light, healthy and delicious way to use up any leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes taking up space in your fridge. It's just the thing to get you back on track after a day or two of heavy eating.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent the day here at home, in the company of family and friends. What could be better?
Taking time Tuesday night to get several side dishes done ahead made for what felt like an easy, effortless, yet delicious dinner. Having my mother and sister bring several dishes also helped a lot.
Mom brought her spectacular mashed potatoes, along with shrimp cocktail (she insisted) and a beautiful relish tray. My sister brought yummy breads (rolls, cranberry walnut, and pumpkin) and desserts (pumpkin pie and a variety of little tasty tarts from a wonderful bakery/cafe in Tucson called, Beyond Bread.)
Did we have way more food than we needed? Absolutely. It's a long-standing family tradition!
The good news is that I can take the whole rest of the weekend off from major cooking, depending instead on the creative use of leftovers. We also intend to share some of our bounty with a few friends who adore Thanksgiving food.
What to do with your leftover sweet potatoes?
How about soup? I first made this soup when I had several leftover baked sweet potatoes I needed to use up. We thought it was delicious!
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Sweet Potato Tomato Soup?
According to my calculations each serving has 157 calories and:
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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If you've got other leftovers - like turkey - to use up, I've included links to a few posts that may help at the end of this one. Enjoy!
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Sweet Potato Tomato Soup Recipe
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 3 cups leftover cooked sweet potatoes
- 2 cups canned tomatoes with their juice
- ¾ cup orange juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Additional water to achieve desired consistency
- In a large saucepan set over medium heat, cook the onion in the oil, until it begins to soften and become translucent.
- Add the broth, sweet potatoes and tomatoes and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes. (Slow Cooker Directions: Alternatively toss the onions, broth, sweet potatoes and tomatoes into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 hours.)
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Then puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. (This may require two batches.)
- Return the mixture to the saucepan or slow cooker. Stir in the orange juice and additional water, if the soup seems to thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Heat gently until hot.
- Serve immediately.
Source: adapted from Simply in Season (affiliate link) Expanded Edition (World Community Cookbook)
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Weight Watchers Friendly Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers
- A collection of Weight Watchers friendly Leftover Turkey Soup Recipes perfect for using up the Thanksgiving bird.
- A collection of slim & healthy recipes for leftover turkey including sandwiches, salads, casseroles and more.
- Skinny Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk, another option for leftover sweet potatoes
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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