The classic potato-and-bacon chowder may be pretty good, but I think I've found a new favorite. The recipe below captures all of the comforting goodness of potato chowder, but using sweet potatoes instead adds a fun little twist. The sweet potatoes add just the right amount of sweetness to this comfort classic, and the salty ham balances everything out perfectly. I may never go back to making the old version again.
I love using sweet potatoes because they're flavorful. (and, as a bonus, they're really good for you, too.) This superfood is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. It has so much more nutrient value than white potatoes, making this soup is comforting and healthy. It also looks visually stunning, making a striking contrast to the white creamy soup base.