corn, bean and yam chowder

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a wonderful, chunky, "meal in a bowl" chowder that gains rave reviews whenever i serve it. It is my own recipe, adapted from a roasted corn and sweet potato chowder recipe by Lucy Waverman. My dad, who can't STAND yams or sweet potatoes, always asks me to make my delicious "carrot" soup when he comes to visit (what he doesn't know won't hurt him!). Although this looks time consuming, if you prep and chop your ingredients before hand, you can throw this together quite quickly. Serving size is approximate - depending on if you eat this as a meal or a side dish. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. add onion and saute until soft and slightly browned.
  3. Add garlic, red pepper, yams and chili powder.
  4. Saute for 2-3 mins.
  5. Add chicken stock and hot pepper sauce, bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 min.
  6. Add corn, beans and bay leaf.
  7. Add extra chicken stock to achieve desired cosistency.
  8. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are fork tender (or to your liking) Remove bay leaf and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Ladle soup into bowls and top with sour cream and fresh cilantro.
  10. Serve with fresh, sliced, warm sourdough bread or crusty rolls.


Most Helpful

I loved this! I had some fresh frozen cilantro, and I threw it in the soup instead of serving it with individual bowls. The cilantro and the hot sauce make the meal. I skipped the sour cream because I didn't think it needed any. THANK YOU!

AmyZoe November 30, 2008

This is a very good, colorful and nutritious chowder recipe and was easy to cut in half for the two of us. I used half chicken and half vegetable broth, which was what was on hand. I did forget the bay leaf, though, and it was still good. I added 1/2 t. liquid smoke and served it with additional hot sauce (for me; my husband liked it just as it was.) The recipe goes into my permanent soup file.

NoSpringChicken November 29, 2003

My family and I loved this. I will keep it as a permanent recipe and make it again and again. I added turmeric and left out the red pepper and sour cream. Thanks for a great recipe!

VeneziaAmore December 01, 2010

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