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Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Loaded with sweet corn and tender sweet potato chunks, this sweet potato corn chowder is a healthier version of the classic soup and the perfect use for extra sweet corn!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 316kcal


  • 6 ears sweet corn, husks and silk removed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium sweet pepper, cored and cut into 1/4-in cubes
  • 1-1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-in cubes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup 2% or skim milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives for topping


  • Bring a medium pot of water to boil over high heat. Add corn and boil 3-5 minutes until corn is a bright yellow.
  • Transfer corn to a cutting board and allow to cool slightly. Remove corn from cobs and reserve 3 of the cobs. Set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and saute 1 additional minute until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth, corn kernels and 3 reserved corn cobs, sweet pepper, sweet potatoes, bay leaf, and cayenne to pot. Bring soup to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer 20-25 minutes until potatoes are tender. Remove pot from heat and discard corn cobs and bay leaf.
  • Add milk and cream to chowder and stir well until combined. Transfer 1-1/2 cups chowder to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add back to pot of chowder and stir well until combined.
  • Season chowder with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and top with fresh chives. Serve hot and enjoy!


Storing Instructions
Store soup in refrigerator up to 6 days. Soup may be frozen up to 2 months.


Serving: 12oz | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.5g | Protein: 10.4g | Fat: 8.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 1423mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Sugar: 6.4g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg