Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder

One of my absolute favorite soups is Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder.  It goes together quick and always gets rave reviews (unless you don't like sweet potatoes or corn ;))

3 medium sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 cups corn
1 cup water
2 ribs celery
1/2 red onion
1/4 cup diced shallots
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp thyme
3 cups veggie broth
1 bay leaf
1 baking potato
2 Tbsp parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425* Peel and chop sweet potatoes.  Toss in a bowl with 1 Tbsp oil, salt and pepper.  Roast until tender- about 15-25 minutes.

Puree 3 cups corn with 1 cup water.

Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a soup pot.  Saute onion, shallot and celery until tender.  Add tomato paste and thyme.  

Add veggie broth, pureed corn and bay leaf.  Bring to a boil.  Add diced baking potato and simmer until tender.

Remove bay leaf.

Add Sweet potatoes, remaining corn and parsley.  Cook until heated through.  Serve with your favorite, crusty bread =)

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