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Corn Chowder with Potatoes Recipe

Corn Chowder with Potatoes Recipe

I developed this soup out of two others to create my own low-calorie recipe. It turned out so well that I entered it in my county fair and won a blue ribbon. —Alyce Wyman, Pembina, ND
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk, divided
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cubed reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional


  • 1. Place a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Add potatoes, carrot, water, parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, covered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 2. Stir in corn, 1-1/4 cups milk and bacon. In a small bowl, mix flour and remaining milk until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir in beer and, if desired, liquid smoke; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 179 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 681 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.