Simple Corn Chowder
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
Makes6 servings (about 1-1/2 quarts)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 6 cups fresh or frozen corn, divided
- 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add onion; cook and stir over medium heat for 4 minutes or until tender. Add 4 cups corn; cook and stir until corn is softened, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until corn is tender. Cool slightly.
- In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth; return all to the pan. Add the red pepper, rosemary, thyme, pepper, cayenne and remaining corn and broth; cook and stir for 10 minutes or until the corn is tender.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 171 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch.
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Oct 27, 2016
This recipe is good, but the second time I made it I added 1 cup of diced potatoes and 1/4 cup of semi-dry white wine after the blending to the pot for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time, until the potatoes and corn are tender. WoW!
Oct 12, 2016
My first try: Blah! However, my second try, frying bacon to cook the onion in the grease, adding potatoes and sour cream - YUM.
Sep 21, 2014
I have been wanting to try this for a long time. Yesterday I did and tested it on my neighbors , one that doesn't usually like corn chowder as it's to sweet, but this was a hit all the way. I omitted the rosemay and increased the thyme. For the last 2 cups of corn I used a package of Birdseye Steamfresh Southwestern Corn, which has onion, red and green peppers in it. I used one can of broth with 4 cups of corn and used one can with the last addition of corn as it was more than 2 cups in package. This will be on my soup rotation for the fall and winter.
Jun 10, 2013
This chowder is excellent. I did modify a bit. I used drained canned corn and reduced the chicken broth to one 14 oz can (about 2 cups), and omitted the rosemary and tyme. I also added a teaspoon of chicken soup base to get the flavor without the added liquid.
Mar 21, 2013
I don't care for corn but my husband wanted some corn chowder and I can't stand to buy the store bought so I searched out a healthy simple corn chowder recipe and came upon this one. He loved it and the biggest surprise is so did I, the person who hates cooked corn. I made it with fresh corn and it's gratifying to know all the ingredients going into our food are the best quality we can get.
Jan 15, 2012
Not good at all. Tastes like potpourri soup. Did not like the seasoning and it needs milk or cream"
Oct 28, 2011
My husband eats anything, and after 3 bites he pushed his bowl away and wouldn't eat anymore. This was not a favorite at my house--not even for me. It had a weird taste and the texture was off...perhaps I did something wrong in the cooking process, though. Sorry :(
Oct 7, 2011
Easy and good! The recipe is perfectly clear about the 4 cups of corn + 2 cups of broth & then adding the rest after you process it in the blender. (I used an immersion blender, worked great). If you want it chunkier, then don't process it so much. I love it because it is a healthier version of corn chowder, without all the potatoes & dairy.
Oct 5, 2011
This chowder is amazing. The favors are so good together. I sauteed my onions in a pat of butter and added heavy whipping cream at the end just to make it a little more creamy. Delicious and easy.
Oct 4, 2011
It tasted like mush corn.