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Easy Sausage Chowder Recipe

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"This super soup, flavored with fresh basil, makes a hearty summer lunch," says Suzanne Ververka of White Cloud, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups diced potatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 254 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 855mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein

Directions

  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven over medium heat, brown the sausage and onion. Slowly add the potatoes, water, parsley, basil, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add remaining ingredients; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (about 3 quarts).
Originally published as Easy Sausage Chowder in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p53


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slye10001000
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"This tastes soooooo good and it is so simple to make, a wonderful soup. I have used whatever smoked sausage I have on hand."

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pastagrammie
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"I substituted 2- 1# pkgs of frozen corn. Thawed them first , drained them then added them to the pot. It is goooood. I also added a couple shakes of garlic powder, a stock of celery and a large diced carrot."

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zookeeperk
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"A tasty change of pace from our usual corn chowder. Will be making this again!"

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ebramkamp
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"This is delicious and hearty. I added a bit of minced garlic to the broth for a bit more zip. I served it with a fresh loaf of crusty bread. will make this again."

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pettymama
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"Simple and delicious. You can't get better than that. Even my picky 7 year old scraped her bowl."

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mrsvette
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Have made this several times before and finally getting around to rating!

It's a super simple, inexpensive and comforting soup! I just increase the onion a little and just perfect every time. We enjoy a nice salad and warm bread and that just rounds it out!
Thank you so much for such a terrific recipe!"

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vewebber58
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Well, I missed this the first time I looked through these recipes....found one very similar, and rated it instead. Now I see this one.....it deserves five stars, and yes, I'll make it again! (even though I didn't make the other one, I'll bet it's a five star recipe too......almost exactly like this one!)"

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AuntieRachel
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"I have been making this recipe for since I discovered it in my TOH Annual Recipes that year...to make fewer calories AND Lactose free, I use turkey or chicken sausage, LactAid milk, and either a smidge of flour or cornstarch to thicken it. You can skip the creamed corn in favor of extra plain corn too. I sometimes change up on basil, depending on the kind of sausage."

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Ogallala
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"How could one make this with less calories ..skim milk?

EB"

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Ogallala
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"HOW COULD ONE MAKE THIS WITH LESS CAROLIES?"

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