Sweet Potato Ham and Corn Chowder
This soup has the perfect blend of deliciously satisfying flavors! It's creamy, it's hearty and it's oh so comforting! Perfect for a cold winter day.
chopped yellow onion
peeled and diced carrots
chopped bell pepper
(15 oz) cans
low-sodium chicken broth
1/2-inch peeled and diced sweet potatoes
(about 1 large)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
diced into 1-Tbsp pieces
diced cooked hickory smoked ham
(I used a center cut ham steak)
shredded sharp cheddar cheese,
plus more for serving if desired
chopped fresh parsley
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add in onions, carrots and celery and saute 4 minutes.
Add in bell pepper and garlic and saute 1 minute longer.
Add in chicken broth, sweet potatoes, basil and thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste (don't add too much salt as you'll be adding salty ham and cheese later on).
Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sweet potatoes and vegetables are tender, about 15 - 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add in flour and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.
Pour in milk into flour mixture, stir constantly and bring mixture to a light boil, remove from heat.
Stir ham and corn into soup (once veggies are tender) and heat through, about 2 minutes. Stir milk mixture into soup.
Stir in cheddar and parsley. Serve warm.
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