A Delicious Twist: Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

If you’re searching for the ideal meal to bridge the gap between summer and fall, look no further than this mouthwatering corn chowder reimagined with sweet potatoes. Loaded with tender sweet corn and chunks of sweet potato, this chowder is a healthier take on the classic soup and the perfect use for those extra summer veggies.

A Match Made in Soup Heaven

Hearty sweet potatoes combined with fresh sweet corn create a luscious soup that you won’t be able to resist. While traditional corn chowder is undeniably good, this sweet potato version takes it up a notch. The addition of sweet potatoes not only enhances the flavor, but also adds a nutritious twist. Trust me when I say you’ll want to indulge in multiple helpings of this tantalizing soup.

The Allure of Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

This Sweet Potato Corn Chowder offers a medley of delightful ingredients, including tender sweet potatoes, red pepper, and sweet corn kernels. The soup base is rich and creamy, providing the perfect texture to complement the flavors. The best part? It only takes about an hour to whip up, making it a fantastic option for utilizing those leftover summer veggies.

Mastering the Art of Making Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

To begin your culinary journey, gather the following ingredients:

  • Sweet corn
  • Vegetable oil
  • Yellow onion
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper
  • Bay leaf
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chives
  • Chicken broth
  • Milk
  • Heavy whipping cream
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Before diving into the recipe, let’s prepare the corn. You’ll need about 6 medium ears of sweet corn. Remove the husks and as much of the silk as possible. To cook the corn, submerge it in boiling water and let it cook for 3-5 minutes until the corn turns a vibrant yellow color. Once cooled, carefully remove the kernels from the cobs using a sharp knife. Remember to set aside 3 of the cobs for later use.

Tips for Crafting the Perfect Corn Chowder

To ensure your corn chowder is nothing short of perfection, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Saute the onion until translucent to build a flavorful base. Add garlic, sweet potatoes, red pepper, broth, bay leaf, cayenne, and corn.
  2. Simmer the reserved corn cobs in the chowder for 20-25 minutes. This step enhances the sweet corn flavor.
  3. Use a combination of milk and heavy cream to add richness while still keeping the soup lighter on calories.
  4. Puree a portion of the soup for added body and texture. Simply scoop out 1-1/2 cups and blend until smooth, then reintroduce it into the soup.
  5. Finish off the chowder with fresh chives for a pop of color and herby flavor. Alternatively, you can use parsley or green onions.

Give It Your Own Twist

Feel free to experiment with different variations of this chowder. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Make it vegetarian by replacing the chicken broth with veggie broth.
  • Add a meaty kick by incorporating crumbled bacon or cooked chicken.
  • Expand the vegetable palette by including mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, or carrots.
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Storing and Freezing Your Delicious Creation

This chowder yields a generous batch that stores wonderfully. Keep it refrigerated for up to 6 days or freeze it for up to 2 months. When serving from frozen, make sure to thaw it completely in the fridge before reheating either on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Indulge and Enjoy!

Whipping up this delectable chowder couldn’t be simpler, yet the flavors are out of this world. The creamy soup base, combined with the tender sweet potatoes and fresh sweet corn, creates an irresistible combination. For the ultimate experience, pair this heavenly soup with an ample supply of crusty bread for dipping. You won’t be disappointed!

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Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

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Sink your spoon into a bowl of this irresistible Sweet Potato Corn Chowder and prepare to be amazed! Enjoy!