Chowing Some Sweet (Potato Chowder)

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It’s corn week! It’s corn week!
I’ve decided to make veggie weeks for my finicky sharks to introduce and reintroduce the best and most nutritious part of their diet-and it’s corn week!

So far I’ve had no complaints from any fish or sharks in the household. Even my shark with autism-whom it’s super beneficial for by the way.

I mean, when you’re eating this delicious Sweet Potato Corn Chowder, how could you complain?

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This particular soup was inspired by a super fatty enjoyable night at Souplantation as to which I had three one bowl of Sweet Potato Corn Chowder.

And of course I changed it up-I mean I had only my teeny little taste buds to guide me to a recipe. And one could only have so much ham in veggie soup (ie split pea-even I put chicken in that!)

So the Souplantation chowder had ham in it. I wanted turkey sausage-yum! So here are the super healthy stars of my yummy creation. And don’t worry-your finicky sharks will love it-trust me! (So long as they like sweet potatoes and corn anyway-ha.)

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Ingredients:
12 oz Jenni-O Mild Italian Turkey Sausage
1 large sweet potato (yam), peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeño, seeds removed, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tb canola oil
2 14.5 oz cans creamed corn
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Small bunch cilantro, minced

First off peel and slice and dice the sweet potato. Cut a long end first so it lays flat and cuts evenly.  And prep all the other veggies, too.

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After the veggies are prepped-or prep as you cook as I do, begin by heating the oil in a Dutch oven or large stock pot over the medium heat on the stovetop.
Sauté the onion, garlic and bell pepper until slightly softened. Add the sweet potato and soften and cook a few minutes more.

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Crumble in the turkey sausage, casings removed and cook until the turkey is no longer pink.

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Add the chicken broth and entire cans of corn chowder. Season to taste with salt, pepper and cumin.

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Cover with lid slightly cracked and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender and flavors have mingled. For a slightly thicker chowder, add some cornstarch 1/2 Tb at a time mixed with 1/4 cup cold water to the chowder.
Sprinkle with additional chopped cilantro and serve.

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This soup is perfect for a cool fall night, curled up on the sofa with a blanket and a big bowl.

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 300 calories

Fat 12 g

Carbs 36 g

Protein 17 g

6


Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 8

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Jenni-O Mild Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1 large sweet potato (yam), peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tb canola oil
  • 2 14.5 oz cans creamed corn
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Small bunch cilantro, minced

Instructions

  1. Prepare vegetables as directed.
  2. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large stock pot over the medium heat on the stovetop.
  3. Sauté the onion, garlic and bell pepper until slightly softened. Add the sweet potato and soften and cook a few minutes more.
  4. Crumble in the turkey sausage, casings removed and cook until the turkey is no longer pink.
  5. Add the chicken broth and entire cans of corn chowder. Season to taste with salt, pepper and cumin.
  6. Cover with lid slightly cracked and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender and flavors have mingled, stirring occasionally.
  7. Sprinkle with additional chopped cilantro and serve. Makes 6, 1 1/2 cup servings.

Notes

For a slightly thicker chowder, add some cornstarch 1/2 Tb at a time mixed with 1/4 cup cold water to the chowder.

What is your favorite corn chowder?

You may also enjoy Meatball Soup with Kale

 

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