Potatoes are a great base for a rich soup which goes well with other flavours such as bacon, chicken, cheese, leek and cream as shown in these recipes.
This is a old favourite recipe that my grandmother used to make us as kids.
You can vary this recipe by using leeks instead of onions or cream instead of milk. Or try adding fresh herbs.
This is a tasty soup of dhal and sweet potatoes. Adjust the seasoning as you like with the chillies and garnish with your choice of fresh coriander or spring onions.
This is a great "winter warmer" soup that really goes down well. It has a great taste and is so much healthier than tinned soups with the additives, preservatives,artificial flavours etc. It's a winner everytime in my home!
This is basically a pumpkin soup with a chicken stock base but the addition of sweet potatoes adds a little more flavour and colour.
Celery adds a tangy bite to this creamy and filling soup. The perfect thing on a cold day with some good bread.
This soup recipe comes from Africa and is a great balance of peanuts and sweet potatoes that is seasoned with cumin, coriander, garlic, cinnamon and cloves.
This soup can be made even better with the addition of crumbled bacon.
You don't need to use chicken stock, I've just found that it enhances the fullness of the soup. The ingredients don't have to be perfectly chopped, it tastes great when they're chunky :) Feel free to add as much or as little of every ingredient as you wish, though too much stock gives a yellow appearance, and too much dill, salt or pepper can overpower the soup.
This is a flavourful soup made with pumpkin, sweet potato, onion and leek. Coconut milk adds a nice finishing -and vegan - touch.