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Quick Potato Corn Chowder

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings (2 quarts)

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.