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Jan 11

Chobani Recipes: Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

I made soup.

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Since it’s winter and my last post was an ice cream recipe I thought I should post something more, may we say…winter-y and cold weather appropriate.

But come to think of it, I kinda, sorta, like always think ice cream is acceptable at all times of the year.  Especially ice cream that isn’t actually ice cream and is really just Greek yogurt that I put spinach in and then froze.

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It’s kinda exactly like how it is totally acceptable to plan out the songs that will be played at your wedding reception before you are even engaged.  I actually don’t think that is that outrageous.  Or errr…that’s what I keep telling myself.  So far I’ve only got two songs on the list: Stand By Me by Ben E King and Something in the Way She Moves by James Taylor.  And yep.  That’s it.  Looks like it’s going to be a pretty quick reception.

And I’ve looked up some venues.  And possible engagement picture locations.  And dresses.  Ohhh the dresses.

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But I figure that this is the only time I have to plan a wedding when I won’t be stressed out.  Right now it’s just all stress free because I don’t really have to plan anything yet.  I just get to look at pretty dress pictures and pick out happy-I’m-in-love songs and look through random peoples’ engagement pictures like a total creep.  But it’s okay.  They don’t know.

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So soup. I made soup.  Yes, sweet potato soup.  I eat a lot of sweet potatoes.  Like for real.  And just when I think they’re going to get repetitive…they don’t.  And I want them for my next meal.  Out of control, I tell you.

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Oh and there will most definitely be sweet potatoes at my wedding.

Sweet Potato Corn Cowder

serves 4

2 large sweet potatoes, cut into cubes (~3 1/2 cup)

2/3 cup onion, finely diced

1 cup red onion, finely diced

1 3/4 cup frozen corn kernels

1 cup celery, finely diced

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp garlic, minced

1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt

1/2 + 1/4 tsp pepper

2 cups chicken broth

1 1/4 cup water, divided

3 tbsp olive oil

1 cup plain Chobani Greek yogurt

Toppings (optional):

black beans

brocolli sprouts

corn

tomatoes

cilantro

avocado

Preheat oven to 400F.  Toss sweet potato cubes with 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1/8 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.  Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.  Flip sweet potato cubes to the other side and then bake for another 15 minutes.

While sweet potatoes are baking, place frozen corn kernels in a bowl and add about a 1/4 cup water.  Cover with a paper towel and microwave for 2-3 minutes until kernels are thawed and hot.  Drain off excess water.  In a vitamix or high powered blender, combine 1 cup of the corn kernels with 1 cup water.  Blend until smooth.  Set aside corn puree, but leave it in the blender.

Heat a dutch oven or large soup pot over medium-high heat.  Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and allow it to get hot, ~2 minutes.  Add both types of onions and stir frequently for 5 minutes allowing the onions to slightly soften.  Add in the celery and allow vegetables to soften for ~5 minutes, continue to stir frequently.  Once vegetables are soft, add in garlic and dried thyme and stir until fragrant.  Turn heat to low.

By this time your sweet potatoes should be done roasting so use a spatula to transfer all of the roasted sweet potato cubes into your blender with the corn puree.  Blend the corn puree and sweet potatoes together until smooth.  Add in 1 cup chicken broth and continue to blend.  Pour this puree into your soup pot with the softened vegetables.  Add in remaining 1 cup chicken broth, remaining 3/4 cup corn kernels, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper.

Partially cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.  Whisk in 1 cup plain Greek yogurt and serve immediately with a variety of toppings.

Can be stored in the fridge and reheated before eating.

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32 comments on “Chobani Recipes: Sweet Potato Corn Chowder”

  1. This soup looks unbelievable! I love your toppers too, I’m a huge cilantro fan.

  2. This soup sounds like it would be awesome! I’m right there with you on the sweet potato love, too ;)

  3. Such healthy ingredients and vibrant colors! I normally just bake my sweet potatoes and eat them plain with a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg, but a soup sounds like a great way to switch things up. And good luck with all of the wedding planning, especially all of the fun in trying on dresses!!

  4. Your soup looks gorgeous! I love the color of it, and of course the toppings. I love any soup I can pile on the toppings, but you had me at sweet potato :D

  5. Ok, now you’re just blowing us away with all of these amazing CHO recipes! Each one seriously looks better than the last. Be our personal chef!? :) haha but seriously, thanks for sharing. We love them all!

    Amy
    @Chobani

  6. Hi there. Food on Friday: Corn on Carole’s Chatter is now open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.

    • Thanks for letting me know! I linked up but I accidently put my name in the ‘name’ blank instead of the recipe’s name. Whoops! If you delete it i’ll link up again!

  7. Kylie, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We are now getting a great collection of dishes using corn together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog by Google Reader. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

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  10. Is this freezable? Should I keep the yogurt out until I am ready to thaw and eat?

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  13. I just made this for lunch with my kids, but instead of yogurt, I finished it with a splash of apple cider vinegar. So, so delicious. We’ll definitely be making this again!

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  15. Did you use real sweet potatoes, or yams?

  16. Hi Kylie! I’d love to include your sweet potato corn chowder recipe in a sweet potato round up I’m preparing for Parade Magazine. 

    If you’re ok with that, could I use one of your photos with a link back to your original post (http://www.alaskafromscratch.com/2013/02/28/sweet-potatoes-stuffed-with-chipotle-black-bean-corn-salad/)?

    Let me know, thanks!

    Felicia

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