Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Sweet Potato Chowder

Top this chowder with cheese and croutons!


1 celery rib, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
2 cups water
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, seasoned salt, dried oregano and parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon each pepper and crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk


-In a large saucepan, saute celery in butter until tender. Stir in broth, water and bouillon. Add potatoes, sweet potato, turkey ham and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Combine flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.

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