Can u substitute a sweet potato for a white potato in a soup recipe?

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Grace September 6, 2018
its kale detox soup
 
TiphanyP January 21, 2013
I personally wouldn't exchange it but if u want to switch it up. Maybe butternut squash?
 
SKK January 20, 2013
Sweet potatoes are of course sweet and are have a lot of fiber. The texture may be mealy. Personally I would not exchange sweet for white. And there are a lot of wonderful recipes specifically for sweet potatoes/yams that would be great.
 
Matt W. January 20, 2013
I think it would be fine
 
supersuki January 20, 2013
Thanks!
 
supersuki January 20, 2013
Thank you! This particular recipe calls for all the ingredients to be blended in the end. I'll skip the grains this time but I like the idea for next time.
 
ATL January 20, 2013
Also you could omit the white potato totally, or add some kind of grain.
 
ATL January 20, 2013
A good question for yourself is whether you would add carrots to this. Both would add sweetness not in line with the original soup. If sweet tones wouldn't bother you, then go ahead. But of the idea of carrots grosses you out in the soup, omit the sweet potato.
 
supersuki January 20, 2013
It's a spinach and zucchini soup -- veg broth based.
 
Elizabeth R. January 20, 2013
I think it depends on context and application. What kind of soup? While a sweet potato would be totally incongruous in something like a white clam chowder, in a tomato-based veggie soup, it might actually be fresh and interesting, given its sweetness.
 
Elizabeth R. January 20, 2013
I think it depends on context and application. What kind of soup? While a sweet potato would be totally incongruous in something like a white clam chowder, in a tomato-based veggie soup, it might actually be fresh and interesting, given its sweetness.
 
drbabs January 20, 2013
What's the soup?
 
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