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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Photo: Brian Woodcock

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Time: 30 minutes

Time-Saver: Microwaving, instead of roasting, the sweet potatoes saves more than an hour.

Serve with Parmesan Cheese Toasts: Preheat broiler. Cut 6 ounces French bread baguette in half lengthwise; cut each half into thirds. Spread cut side of each piece with 1 teaspoon butter; sprinkle evenly with 1 ounce shaved fresh Parmesan cheese and ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Arrange pieces, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts. SERVES 6 (serving size: 1 piece) CALORIES 137; FAT 5.7g (sat 3.4g); SODIUM 252mg

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