Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's a soup day

I woke up this morning and it was 46 degrees, the coldest it has been yet. We had been enjoying the most wonderful weather and last evening it changed drastically from 74 to burrsville! I actually had to turn the heat on because I could not do anything with numb hands! It's a day that called for hot soup so I pulled out one of my favorites "Sweet Potato Chowder"...since I still have some sweet potatoes from my garden this was a perfect thing to make. I'd love to share the recipe with you.

Sweet Potato Chowder
(Blue Moon Cookbook) recipe from my dear friend Laura

2 large sweet potatoes
1 leek chopped 1-1 1/2c
1 tbl. white wine
1 carrot chopped
2 1/2 c Milk or cream
2 tbl. butter
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/4c canned creamed corn (1 can)

Boil peeled cubed potatoes in 2 1/2 cups water until tender, about 15 min. Drain and save broth (set aside)
Melt butter in soup at med. heat, add leek, wine, mustard, salt and pepper and saute for 5 min. Add potatoes, broth, carrot, 1/2 can of corn and 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 min. 
In blender add 1/2 of the soup and milk until thick and silky. Return to pot and add remaining corn.


I alter the recipe a bit and use vegetable broth instead of water and I like a little heat so use a little red pepper flakes as well as a smidgen of thyme.  Milk or cream work just the same as well as onions instead of leeks.


  1. We turned on the heat too! Tonight it is forcasted to get below freezing. Time to bring in the garden hoses and switch to flannel sheets! The wind is blowing like crazy here, making it even colder.

    Yes, it's a great day for soup. Your sweet potato sounds heavenly! But tonight we are hosting the youngest daughter's cross country team spaghetti supper. They need those carbs for their upcoming meet. I'm saving this recipe for another day. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sounds good - Thanks for sharing the recipe. I had to turn the heat on also.

  3. Yummy. It's soup day here too. Bit rainy and definitely on the cool side.

  4. Soup day here too...but more in a humid, rainy kinda day instead of a cool day. Thanks for sharing your recipe...I'm gonna save for later.

  5. Your soup sounds yummy, and it's been yucky here for a while. I already miss the sun!
    Stay warm!