Slow-Cooked Chowder Recipe

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The hectic holidays often leave little time for cooking. That's why this slow cooker recipe is a favorite. I just combine the ingredients, flip a switch and forget it! —Pam Leonard, Aberdeen, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 5 cups water
  • 5 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 8 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 197 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 626mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in milk and parsley; heat through. Yield: 12 servings (about 3 quarts).
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Chowder in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p78

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laurie60 33978
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"This was in your vegetarian slow cooker menus. It's not vegetarian with chicken bouillon!!! Please correct this."

lil momma jenn 33502
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"This was a good soup but I was looking for a chowder (thicker/creamier). If I were to make this again, I would add chicken or turkey & more carrots or other vegetables."

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