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 Johnsonville® 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 serving (1 cup) equals 254 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 855 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 254 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 855 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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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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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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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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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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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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