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Sausage Chowder Recipe

Sausage Chowder Recipe

Kay Nichols Wellsburg, West Virginia Warm your body and spirit with this comforting chowder. I love sausage and sweet corn, so I put them together, and voila! This is a great soup to serve on a chilly day, along with piping hot homemade biscuits.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk sage-flavored sausage or sausage of your choice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook the sausage, onion and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the water, potatoes and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Add corn; simmer 10 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into the sausage mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 401 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

Reviews for Sausage Chowder

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annecat5 User ID: 8056916 209534
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"Love this chowder recipe. It doesn't take long to make, reheats easily the next day and my husband LOVES it! Come to think of it...I LOVE it too. I usually add a little more onion to the recipe...but that's the only change I've made."

carakious User ID: 6897360 170281
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"This is one of my favorite Chowder recipes makes my family feel all warm and fuzzy"

madizen4 User ID: 5576853 102379
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"This recipe was super easy to put together. I omitted the corn and added some cheddar cheese and Italian cheese blend, served with a side of cheesy breadsticks, it was a hit with my entire family!"

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 102144
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"Used mild Italian sausage, added 1/2 tsp. Chipotle pepper and 1/2 cup of Tex-Mex Shredded Cheese at the end. Quite tasty! I will also try this with Smoked Sausage to see how it compares. We had cheese croissants with the chowder and they were a perfect compliment. Thanks for the recipe!"

navymh User ID: 1655987 84363
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Wonderful, I used sausage we made from a wild bore I shot. This is a keeper. I did add carrots."

Nicolejanine User ID: 6593167 81456
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"This was fantastic, what a great creamy flavor I will definitely make this again!"

ladyyorkie User ID: 3451877 175121
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"I thought this recipe was great. I changed some things. I used Idaho potatoes, put some carrots, chopped red pepper, and skim milk. I also but in 1 1/2 cups of shredded colby jack cheese."

Mary0806 User ID: 1467961 84313
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"This is SO good and great on a cold night. My husband was away for a few days and I served this to him when he got home and he said "now I feel like I'm home!" I used canned potatoes so it came together even more quickly. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks Kay!"

gracesylves User ID: 3453861 81449
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I've made this recipe for the last couple of years and am always asked to share it!! I add a little carrots and sliced mushrooms and substitue fat free half-in-half for half the milk. My family loves it and it's become my signature soup among friends!"

jennmarie77 User ID: 5177495 209533
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"Absolutely delish. I doubled this recipe so we'd have some leftovers and I'm glad I did. The kids loved it and it was perfect for a cold winter night."

rowdiesmom User ID: 4287919 155394
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I've made this twice in two days, but added fried bacon the second time and eliminated the bouillon. I also sauted the vegetables in the bacon drippings, which makes it more tasty, and used evaporated milk. It's a keeper!"

klylisa User ID: 5385320 172474
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I have made this receipe a few times now and my husband LOVES it!! I have made it for guests and they all just rave how wonderful it tastes! I use smoked sausage and always double everything, except the sausage."

tamarachronister User ID: 1908061 209532
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Excellent. I used spicy sausage and served it with corn bread. My husband LOVED it after working outside for several hours (20 degrees)! And it's so easy to make!! Thank you, Kay!!!!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 84243
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"We doubled everything except the sausage and added 3 small carrots, which we "coined". We used Jimmy Dean's Hot sausage and that provided a nice kick. It was yummy.

Made biscuits with it, but I think rolls would have been a better texture match."

kayesandra User ID: 2865031 102141
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"I also doubled the recipe. Used Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage as we like our food spicy. I added 1 cup each chopped onion & celery, 2 sliced carrots & 16 oz. frozen corn...we like our chowder thick. I substituted chicken Broth for the water & bouillon. Great recipe, Kay, thanks for sharing!"

joeychick User ID: 4388747 209531
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"Delicious! I used regular Idaho potatoes instead of red potatoes, and I added carrots, and it was sooo tasty. After reading some of the comments, I went ahead and made a double batch, and not a drop was wasted. Fresh biscuits are a great pairing with this."

andorra User ID: 4887134 81430
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Just wanted to say great recipe and so very tasty on a cold winter day or anytime...but I did change one thing I used 3 cupos knorrs chicken stock instead of water and no boullion grandules.......thanks for the recipe.....LESLEY"

jackiek54 User ID: 5428830 170278
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"My husband enjoyed it just the way it was - I used Bob Evans Sage sausage - I wouldn't change a thing"

foreman97 User ID: 4822704 84200
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"My family LOVED this recipe!!! We doubled it and added sliced carrots. I used smoked sausage which made it a little faster and easier. Will for sure make again!!!"

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 84129
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"loved it! will definately make it again"

marthaaustin User ID: 3511392 209530
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"this is so delicious, my husband ate it for lunch and dinner."

phillips66 User ID: 332285 99563
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"I found this to be a real belly pleaser. The only thing I added was carrots and chicken stock in place of the 3 cups of water. Yummy, definately a "stop by for chowder and corn bread" night."

cathyray User ID: 2349082 170277
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"Very flavorful--probably even better today. I used fat free milk, and am sure it would be even better with whole milk"

mariwhits User ID: 3207837 140000
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"very good i added sliced carrots to it i will make it again"

cactuspat User ID: 5577866 172392
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"I tried this for the first time tonight, and we loved it. I added some diced carrots and doubled the recipe. Good thing I did because I don't think we would have had any leftovers."

JediNewsie User ID: 4417626 170272
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"This was delicious! I made a few substitutes/additions, but nothing major and I'm sure it would be just as awesome if it was made to-the-recipe: I used Jimmy Dean Italian sausage instead of sage-flavored, Idaho potatoes instead of red, added more pepper than called for and also threw in come Chipotle Chili Powder for an extra kick. I sprinkled a little sharp cheddar cheese on top of each serving once it was in the bowl--yum! I doubled the recipe--the leftovers are fantastic! I'll definitely be making this again!"

gray6064 User ID: 4024682 209529
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"Great recipe. Used Jimmy Dean hot sausage and it was wonderful. No leftovers on this recipe, so I'll have to double next time."

debbrnr User ID: 4162801 84122
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"This was excellent. I used Jimmy Dean sage sausage, and added carrots in with the celery and onions. I also doubled the recipe and the leftovers were even better."

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