Thursday, October 18, 2012

Corn and Potato Chowder

Today was a perfect fall day. I don't think it ever reached 60 today.  The leaves are changing and falling, the wind is brisk and refreshing, and we spent the day with friends at a wonderful park.  After being outside in the chilled air the perfect meal for me something warm, comforting, and filling.  When I think of those things I think of soup.  So tonight I made Corn and Potato Chowder.

This recipe is so simple and delicious.  All you need is some bread and butter to help sop up the warm, creamy, sweet chowder.  You can't beat it!  Meals like this are another reason I love fall :)



Corn and Potato Chowder  adapted from Mimi's Cafe
1/4 cup butter
3 TBS flour
1 medium onion, diced
 3 cups chicken stock
8 medium red potatoes, chopped into 1 inch cubes (you can peel them to, but I left the skin on)
1 can cream style corn
16 oz frozen corn kernels
2 TBS sugar
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2/3 cup + 7/8 cup non fat dry milk
3/4 cup + 1/3 cup water
(the last two ingredients can be omitted and you would use 1 cup milk + 1 can evaporated milk)
  • Melt butter over medium heat
  • Mix in flour and whisk until smooth and a roux forms, about 2 minutes
  • Add onions and saute for 5 minutes until soft, but not browned
  • Add broth, potatoes, cream corn, corn kernels, sugar, salt, and pepper and stir to combine
  • Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile if using powdered milk mix your dry milk and water
  • When potatoes are tender pour in your milk mixture (or milks) and cook uncovered for about 15 minutes or until soup has thickened and reached a creamy consistency
Easy and delicious!  Perfect for a fall night like tonight :)

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 373 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Sodium
887mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates
59.1g
20%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
17.2g
Protein
12.7g
Vitamin A 5%Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 27%Iron 9%
Nutrition Grade B+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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13 comments:

  1. This chowder looks wonderful. I have a similar chowder on my menu plan for this week. :-) Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy.

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    1. I love this chowder and it's so easy to make which makes it even better :)

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  2. This really sounds such a great one!!!! Fabulous.

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  3. Great Chowder! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Yum! I love how creamy this looks. Thank you for linking up this week w/ See Ya In the Gumbo.

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  5. I love your recipe! Thanks for sharing it at Cast Party Wednesday!
    ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  6. A hearty and scrumptious soup perfect for this time of year! Thanks for sharing with us on Allergy-Free Wednesdays!

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  7. thanks for sharing.

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