Tropical Bisque

Tropical Bisque

Courtesy of North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission 8 Servings • 10 Min. Prep Time • 25 Min. Cook Time • Garnish with fresh cilantro


1 lb. NC sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 lb. white potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. dried leaf thyme
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. low sodium chicken stock
1 c. milk
1 c. buttermilk
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
fresh cilantro, chopped


1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a stock pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered for 15 min.

2. Transfer the mixture into a food processor and blend until very smooth. Return the mixture to the stock pot. Add milk, buttermilk and lime juice. Heat soup to serving temperature.

Garnish individual bowls with cilantro.

Nutritional information does not include suggested side dishes.


Calories: 157; Total Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Total Carbs: 30g; Sodium: 347mg;