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Sweet Potato Chowder with Ham & Cheddar

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 30 min  |  Servings: 4-6  |  Calories: 232
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Sweet Potato Chowder with Ham & Cheddar
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min

This chowder combines hearty textures and flavors from ingredients like chunks of sweet potato simmered in a chicken broth along with ham, sour cream and onions sautéed in a garlicky butter mixture. Sargento® Shredded Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese is this dish's perfect topping.

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander or cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 lb.), peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup diced (1/4-in.) cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add coriander and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and 2 cups of the broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are very tender.
  2. Ladle half of mixture into a food processor; add 1/2 cup of the remaining broth. Cover; process until pureed. Repeat with remaining sweet potato mixture and 1/2 cup broth. Return soup to same saucepan with ham; taste and season with salt if desired. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
  3. Ladle soup into shallow bowls; top with sour cream and cheese.

Serving Size 4-6

Calories 232

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 9.20g 14%
Sat. Fat 4.20g 21%
Mono Unsat. Fat 3.60g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.70g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 695mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 679RE
Vitamin C 7mg 12%
Calcium 224mg 22%
Iron 2mg 11%