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Corn Chowder with Dumplings

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


4 servings

This is a spiced-up version of my favorite corn chowder. The first time I added dumplings, my husband declared them awesome! —Shannon Kohn, Simpsonville, South Carolina


  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the broth, corn, potatoes, cream, chipotle pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes.
  2. For dumplings, in a small bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and cheese just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering chowder.
  3. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering).
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 577 calories, 29g fat (16g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 1424mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • fhquilting
    Nov 25, 2020

    O my goodness! So good!! I precooked the onions in some bacon grease. Save the bacon and dice it into small pieces. Used red skinned potatoes cut into small cubes. Used half n half instead of heavy cream. Added a dash of Worcestershire sauce and followed the recipe. Add the bacon pieces and chopped turkey meat just before adding the dumplings....taste it and swoon!

  • pajamaangel
    Feb 14, 2017

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  • jessbcuz831
    Oct 10, 2013

    A new family favorite!! I did double the dumpling recipe and only use 1 onion. Perfect for a cold evening!!

  • JennayA3
    Jan 22, 2012

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  • ahmom
    Nov 23, 2011

    I used milk instead of whipping cream (didn't have any) and mozzarella instead of cheddar (didn't have any of that either)

  • blowfysh
    Jan 14, 2011

    I made this for my family and we all loved it. I will be making this again. FANTASTIC!!!

  • jackiecfrn
    Aug 9, 2010

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  • manda_phelps
    Aug 9, 2010

    This is probably my favorite chowder. My mother made this just to try it out and we couldn't stop eating it. I thought I was going to explode! Thanks so much for adding such a great recipe to our family cook books.

  • timburly
    Oct 3, 2009

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  • keverwann
    Jul 8, 2007

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