Sweet Potato Spinach Soup & Grilled Cheese
As fall rolls in we are once again pulling out our favorite soup recipes – including this nom-worthy sweet potato soup. Pair it with a melty grilled cheese and you have a dinner fit for a cozy fall evening!
MORE: Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet Potato Spinach Soup & Grilled Cheese Recipe
- ½ yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ jalapeño, seeded and minced
- 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1 large sweet potato, diced
- 1 cup black-eyed peas
- 4 cups baby spinach leaves
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 6 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ lime, juiced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dice the onion and finely mince the garlic. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño, and a pinch of salt and sweat for 2-3 minutes. Make sure the heat is low enough that the garlic does not burn or brown! Add the vegetable stock, sweet potato, and black-eyed peas, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook, covered for 10-15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is fork tender.
Make the Grilled Cheese
While the soup is cooking, heat a dry pan over medium-low heat until hot. Slice the cheese, and butter the outside of all 4 slices of bread. Layer half the cheese and several cilantro leaves between two slices of bread and cook, turning once, until golden-brown on both sides, about 6 minutes total.
Here’s a tip for making the best grilled cheese sandwich: While cooking on the second side, cover the pan with a lid to help the cheese melt completely. Repeat with the second sandwich and slice in half.
Finish the Soup
Add the spinach to the soup, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until spinach is wilted. Serve with chopped cilantro on top and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve sandwiches on the side.
If You Love Breakfast for Dinner, Try ShakshukaMarch 23rd, 2017
How to Make Iced Irish CoffeeMarch 16th, 2017
Enjoy All Your Favorite Korean Flavors in Burrito FormMarch 16th, 2017
Enjoy Your Poutine with Extra VeggiesMarch 9th, 2017