Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Yummy Recipe Wednesday! (Slow Cooker Corn Chowder)

Welcome once again friends and food lovers to another Yummy Recipe Wednesday. I absolutely love this time of year for cooking. Slow cookers, soups, chowders, and holiday dinners are some of the things that really make the colder weather worth it. On that note, today I bring you an amazing corn chowder recipe that’s easy to make and super flavorful. This chowder is great to make as a side dish for holiday dinners because it’s made in a slow cooker and can just sit there and cook away while you’re busy working on the rest of your meal. If you cook a large turkey for Thanksgiving and know you’re going to have way more than you need, you can actually substitute turkey for the ham in this chowder and save yourself a little bit of time. This chowder is even better the next day and you can thicken it back up with leftover mashed potatoes but I suspect it won’t last long the first day and there won’t be any leftovers. Give this a try for something different this holiday season and I promise you won’t be disappointed. As always, feel free to leave comments below and be sure to follow @RecipeBlogger on Twitter, if you aren’t already, so you don’t miss a single new post.

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

  • 5 Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Diced Ham
  • 3 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can Whole Kernel Corn, with liquid
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can Creamed Style Corn
  • 2 Tbsp Margarine
  • 1 (14 oz) can Chicken Broth
  • 2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups Half and Half
  • Cornstarch (optional)

1. Place the potatoes, onions, garlic, ham, celery, both cans of corn, and margarine into your slow cooker; add the can of chicken broth and the bouillon cubes. (If necessary, add water to make sure everything is just covered in liquid.)
2. Cook on low setting for 8 to 9 hours and then stir in the half and half; cook for 30 more minutes.
3. If the chowder isn’t thick enough for your liking, mix 1 Tbsp of cornstarch into 1 Tbsp of cold water until dissolved and you have a smooth paste; add the cornstarch paste to the slow cooker, stirring well, and continue to cook, checking every few minutes, until the chowder thickens to your desired consistency.

No comments:

Post a Comment