• Serves 8
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients

A delicious heart-warming winter soup that’ll have the whole family asking for more. Quick and easy and suitable to freeze as a healthy option for those nights you don’t feel like cooking. Warm up your insides and indulge your senses with this delicious soup.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 kilo Truss Tomatoes (without stalk)
  • 200g Shortcut Bacon
  • 500g Orange Sweet Potato
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Large Onion Diced
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Garlic (in jar)
  • 1/3 cup Plain Flour
  • 3/4 cup (28g) Fresh Basil Shredded
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt-reduced Beef Stock Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 6 cups Water
  • 1 x 400g Can White Beans Drained and Rinsed


  1. Remove stems from tomatoes, then score a cross at the base with a sharp knife. Place in boiling water for 30 seconds then remove. Peel off the skin then dice and leave to one side. Trim any fat from bacon, then dice.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes, then dice. In a large boiler that has been coated generously with cooking spray, sauté bacon and onion for 4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and sweet potatoes and toss together well. Cook a further 3 minutes. Add flour and combine well. Add all remaining ingredients except beans. Once boiled, reduce to a moderate/slow boil for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft. Roughly mash with a potato masher. Lastly add beans.


Variation: For a vegetarian option, omit bacon and replace beef stock powder with 4 teaspoons salt-reduced vegetable stock powder. Suitable to be frozen. DIETITIAN’S TIP: Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that is even more after cooking. They also contain nutrients that have an antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory function, so they are an ideal heart health food.

  • Oh this recipe looks amazing, my husband just bought a whole box of truss tomatoes from work so I need to use them up. I love that there is bacon in this soup too.


  • This would most definitely be full of flavour.


  • Sounds good ! I would do it without the bacon, more and fresh garlic and lentil flour instead of plain flour.


  • This is a delicious sounding soup. I love it and will try it in my slow cooker when the weather cools.


  • It looks delicious and great for winter.Thanks for sharing.


  • Guess what I am having tonight – just gorgeous.


  • Annette, you are a goddess! Love this soup


  • This sounds delicious


  • I’d say the bacon is the trump card ingredient here.


  • What a delicious winter warmer recipe. Nice with crusty bread too. Mmmmmm…..


  • basil


  • Oh my god, dinner party entree


  • Definitely on my “to make list’


  • love the flavour of Truss Tomatoes, Annette Sym’s recipes are great


  • This sounds like a good winter soup to add to the repertoire. Thanks.


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