Sweet Potato and Turkey Ham Chowder


2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 lbs TURKEY HAM, cubed

6 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 c onions, chopped


2 c carrots, thinly sliced

2 c celery, thinly sliced

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp dried thyme, crushed

3 c frozen peas

1 lb pasteurized process cheese spread, cubed


In a large nonstick stock pot, heat oil. Quickly brown turkey ham.

Add sweet potatoes and onions, sauté 8 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring often.

Add turkey broth, carrots, celery, garlic and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Add peas and cheese. Cook, stirring until cheese is melted and chowder is smooth.

Yields: 50 8-ounce portions.