Fresh Corn Chowder Recipe

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This creamy corn and potato dish is perfect when you yearn for a full-bodied soup with lots of down-home flavor. "I discovered the recipe in a fresh fruit and vegetable cook-book," notes Margaret Olien of New Richmond, Wisconsin. "It really hits the spot on a chilly day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large ears sweet corn, husks removed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 204 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.

Directions

  1. Cut corn off the cob; set aside. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add the potatoes, water, bouillon, thyme, pepper and corn. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Combine flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Corn Chowder in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p5

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 204 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

Very good. My husband raved about this soup. I only used two very large ears of corn, I added some onion, grated one carrot, added fresh red peper. I used 1% milk and omitted the butter to save on fat grams. I have a feeling I will be making again for my husband. Thanks.

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

I thawed some frozen sweet corn and added in some carrots and more celery, veggie bouillon cube and also used soy flour (trying to live a vegetarian life style and also gluten free). Very easy to make and save for me not adequately combining the flour and milk to a really smooth consistency I like it a lot. I love how the flavor of the corn is out front and on display. I contemplated attempting this with a sweet potato but I was afraid of the flavor profile but I may try that in the future. Would definitely try again and will expand the veggies for my own dietary requirements.

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