Sweet Potato Ham and Corn Chowder Recipe

Sweet Potato Ham and Corn Chowder Recipe

How To Make Sweet Potato Ham and Corn Chowder

Here’s another hearty and filling soup to warm your cold days. Our corn chowder recipe is a blend of satisfying flavors from fresh herbs in one dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1 ½tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ¼cupsyellow onionchopped
  • 1cupcarrotspeeled and diced
  • 1cupcelerydiced
  • 1cupbell pepperchopped
  • 1tbspgarlic minced
  • 2canslow-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes 1/2-inch peeled and diced
  • 1tspbasildried
  • ½tsp dried thyme
  • salt
  • black pepperfreshly ground
  • 5tbspbutterunsalted, diced into 1-piece
  • cupall-purpose flour
  • 3cupswhole milk
  • 1 ½cups hickory smoked ham diced cooked
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn
  • ½cupsharp cheddar cheeseshredded, plus more for serving if desired
  • 3tbspfresh parsleychopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add in onions, carrots, and celery and saute for 4 minutes.

  2. Add in bell pepper and garlic then saute for 1 minute longer.

  3. Add in chicken broth, sweet potatoes, basil, and thyme then season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sweet potatoes and vegetables are tender for about 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add in flour and cook, whisking constantly for 1 minute.

  6. Pour in milk into the flour mixture, stir constantly and bring mixture to a light boil, remove from heat.

  7. Stir ham and corn into the soup once veggies are tender and heat through for about 2 minutes. Stir milk mixture into soup.

  8. Stir in cheddar and parsley. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 1940.25kcal
  • Fat: 83.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 40.29g
  • Trans Fat: 2.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 201.15g
  • Fiber: 16.08g
  • Sugar: 26.84g
  • Protein: 102.45g
  • Cholesterol: 229.09mg
  • Sodium: 3133.84mg
  • Calcium: 1242.90mg
  • Potassium: 2201.69mg
  • Iron: 11.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 1736.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 69.28mg
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