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Quick Potato Corn Chowder

This corn chowder recipe is the perfect starter, or even a meal in itself. It works in every season, so enjoy it year ’round. My family loves this potato corn chowder. —Lucia Johnson, Massena, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 3 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup 2% milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • In a large saucepan, cook and stir onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add broth and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in the corn, 1/2 cup milk, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk flour and remaining milk until smooth. Stir into soup; return to a boil. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Peel onion; cut in half vertically. Leave root end intact. Place onion half flat side down on cutting board. Make several slices parallel to board into the onion, leaving root uncut. Then slice perpendicularly to chop the onion.
  • Canola oil is high in monounsaturated fat, a type that helps to decrease blood cholesterol levels, and low in saturated fat, which can increase blood cholesterol. Olive oil would also taste great in this recipe and has the same healthy-fat properties.
  • All 70 of these classic homemade soups belong on your dinner table.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 176 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 759mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


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    • Dee Ann
      Jan 4, 2021

      This recipe is a keeper. It was quick and easy and adaptable and most important, delicious! I threw in some left-over ham to use it up. But it would've been tasty without.

    • Cin
      Sep 30, 2020

      I usually take a couple scoops of the cooked potatoes And whatever, throw them in the blender with some butter and either milk or cream and purée it, then add it back to the soup to thicken it. Saves adding uncooked flour or fussing with a roux.

    • Stacy
      Sep 22, 2020

      I was short of food but had these simple ingredients. I added some garlic powder as well. It was simple and delicious.

    • Meridee
      Sep 17, 2020

      I love this recipe! It is super easy, and I always have all the ingredients already at home. The only alterations that I make are adding thyme, and garlic salt.

    • Kimberly
      Aug 20, 2020

      Very good. Added 2 cloves garlic, used fresh corn and added chopped ham and added some diced fresh hatch chiles and sprinkled some chopped dill. Nice and creamy.

    • Suzy
      Jun 29, 2020

      I can't do gluten so I thickened it with corn starch and added carrots. DELICIOUS! On my second bowl.

    • sharon
      Jun 29, 2020

      i made this yesterday was very good.only change i made was adding diced smoked ham and i used fresh corn

    • Paula
      Feb 19, 2020

      Made this for dinner tonight and having the rest for dinner tomorrow. Hubby and I both loved it! I made these changes: I used half and half instead of milk. I added 1 1/2 tsp. Of Worcester sauce, 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, and 1 1/2 tbsp. of butter. For the last few minutes of cooking I threw in chopped ham from an earlier dinner and a large handful of sharp cheddar. I added everything else as stated. Scrumptious and will be totally making this again!

    • Nana114
      Oct 11, 2019

      Made this lunch today. Quick and tasty and my only change was adding chopped bacon when storing"

    • Melodie
      Oct 8, 2019

      Good solid recipe. I didn’t use onion because they bother me and added cheese (Velveeta because it melts nicely) at the end and the kids gobbled it up. I did everything else as written, including the flour mixed in the milk which I was a little concerned about but it was fine. Great comfort food!