Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder – Easy 20 minute dinner recipe

09/06/2017 4:00 pm · 76 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder – Easy 20 minute dinner recipe

Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder - Easy 20 minute dinner recipe, soup recipes, fresh corn recipes, easy dinner ideas, fast soup recipes

Our family love this Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder! It is one that everyone loves.  Getting  seven people to all like the same meal can sometimes be tricky. But this one tends to be a favorite every time I make it.  It is great even if you have to use canned or frozen corn.  Perfect for lunch or dinner. Best part is it can be ready and on the table in about 20 minutes!

Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder – Easy 20 minute dinner recipe

What you need:

  • 1 bell pepper diced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 large onion diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 stalks celery  diced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 4 cups red potatoes chopped (washed but not peeled)
  • 3 cups corn  (don’t add till the end)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and Pepper to taste – depends on if you use salted butter and low sodium stock.  Salt to your taste, but I normally add about a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
  • Green Onions and extra cheddar cheese for garnish (optional)

For the cream sauce

  • 1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 8 tablespoons of flour
  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese grated

Direction:

Wash all your produce before chopping.  Dice your bell pepper, onion and celery into small pieces about the size of a pea.  You want this to cook quickly so size will matter.  If you are not in a rush, and want it to simmer on the stove for awhile you could make the pieces bigger.   Next chop you red potatoes, I like to leave the skins on for this recipe. But you can peel them if you do not like the skins.  The potatoes need to be a cut bigger since this is a chowder. But still small enough to cook within the 15-20 minute time frame. I cut mine about the size of a medium sized gumball or Whopper.

Add your chopped vegetables and 4 tablespoons butter to a large pot ( I suggest 8 qt or larger just so it does not boil over). Stir over medium/ high heat till your onions start to turn clear in color.  This normally takes about 5 minutes, make sure you stir frequently to prevent burning.  Add in your 4 cups of stock and put a lid on it.  Once at a full boil turn heat down to medium to a gentle boil. Let that boil for 10-15 minutes while you start your cream sauce. Watch it,  you do not want to over cook your veggies.

Cream Sauce for Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder –  In a sauce pan over medium heat melt your butter. Once melted whisk in your floor. Stir to avoid lumps and help it cook evenly. Cook for 2-4 minutes this will give the floor a nutty flavor it also helps the  sauce have a smooth creamy texture.  Slowly pour in your milk, while you whisk it into the flour and butter mixture.  Continue cooking over medium heat. Stir it as is slowly comes to a slow boil and starts to thicken. Once thickened (like gravy) stir in your grated cheese.  Take off heat and set aside.

By this time your vegetable mixture should be done cooking.  Toss in your corn (fresh, canned or frozen) and allow it cook for 2-3 minutes. Take off heat and add the cream sauce, mix well.  Taste to see if you need more salt or pepper.  Soup is hot and ready to serve! If you are not ready to serve just keep it on low heat, just enough to keep it warm.  Do not boil it, to avoid the milk separating.  Garnish with more cheese and chopped green onions (optional).  Hope you enjoy this Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder – Easy 20 minute dinner recipe, our family sure loves it!

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Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder - Easy 20 minute dinner recipe

Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 -6 servings
Author A Thrifty Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 bell pepper diced about 2/3 cup
  • 1 large onion diced about 1 cup
  • 2 stalks celery diced about 2/3 cup
  • 4 cups red potatoes chopped washed but not peeled
  • 3 cups corn don't add till the end
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and Pepper to taste - depends on if you use salted butter and low sodium stock. Salt to your taste but I normally add about a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
  • Green Onions and extra cheddar cheese for garnish optional
  • For the cream sauce
  • 1 stick of butter 8 tablespoons
  • 8 tablespoons of flour
  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Direction:
  2. Wash all your produce before chopping. Dice your bell pepper, onion and celery into small pieces about the size of a pea. You want this to cook quickly so size will matter. If you are not in a rush, and want it to simmer on the stove for awhile you could make the pieces bigger. Next chop you red potatoes, I like to leave the skins on for this recipe. But you can peel them if you do not like the skins. The potatoes need to be a cut bigger since this is a chowder. But still small enough to cook within the 15-20 minute time frame. I cut mine about the size of a medium sized gumball or Whopper.
  3. Add your chopped vegetables and 4 tablespoons butter to a large pot ( I suggest 8 qt or larger just so it does not boil over). Stir over medium/ high heat till your onions start to turn clear in color. This normally takes about 5 minutes, make sure you stir frequently to prevent burning. Add in your 4 cups of stock and put a lid on it. Once at a full boil turn heat down to medium to a gentle boil. Let that boil for 10-15 minutes while you start your cream sauce. Watch it, you do not want to over cook your veggies.
  4. Cream Sauce for Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder - In a sauce pan over medium heat melt your butter. Once melted whisk in your floor. Stir to avoid lumps and help it cook evenly. Cook for 2-4 minutes this will give the floor a nutty flavor it also helps the sauce have a smooth creamy texture. Slowly pour in your milk, while you whisk it into the flour and butter mixture. Continue cooking over medium heat. Stir it as is slowly comes to a slow boil and starts to thicken. Once thickened (like gravy) stir in your grated cheese. Take off heat and set aside.
  5. By this time your vegetable mixture should be done cooking. Toss in your corn (fresh, canned or frozen) and allow it cook for 2-3 minutes. Take off heat and add the cream sauce, mix well. Taste to see if you need more salt or pepper. Soup is hot and ready to serve! If you are not ready to serve just keep it on low heat, just enough to keep it warm. Do not boil it, to avoid the milk separating. Garnish with more cheese and chopped green onions (optional). Hope you enjoy this Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder - Easy 20 minute dinner recipe, our family sure loves it!
  6. Note - I say (about) in my ingredient list because you do not have to exact in the measurements. There is no need to throw part of an onion or bell pepper away if it is not the exact measurement. Just as long as it is close the amount this Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder - Easy 20 minute dinner recipe, is more suggested amounts and it still turns out delicious every time!

Note – I say (about) in my ingredient list because you do not have to exact in the measurements. There is no need to throw part of an onion or bell pepper away if it is not the exact measurement.  Just as long as it is close the amount this Sweet Corn and Potato Cheesy Chowder – Easy 20 minute dinner recipe, is more suggested amounts and it still turns out delicious every time!

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Debbie Newkirk
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Hi look good

Lillie Montaño-Lespade
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Lillie Montaño-Lespade

You seem like the best mom!!!!@

Roberta Martinez
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Can you add chile

Roberta Martinez
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Can you put serrano chile

Barbara Hardy
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Hi, from east texas.

Sheri Capron
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Looks so good!

Minnie Chagnard
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Hey from Mississippi

Karen Todd Grant
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We use to make this but added bacon as well

Mandy Lynn
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Gani,it’s “Better than Bullion”

Mandy Lynn
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Mary, it is to make your own chicken/beef stock.

Mandy Lynn
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I’ll be following your page… I need quick easy dinners!

Valarie Longcor Schmidter
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Valarie Longcor Schmidter

I love that stuff.

Maggie MacDuff Kirk
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It took 20 mins to melt the butterU0001f61c

Christa Worley Flewallen
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Christa Worley Flewallen

That’s great enjoyed it lots!!!

Christa Worley Flewallen
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Christa Worley Flewallen

I’m ready to eat!

Christa Worley Flewallen
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Christa Worley Flewallen

I can smell that from here mmmm

Rosie Ferrara Smith
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Yes, so is Isabella… and to be on the same bus home! We will try to do it soon!

LeAndra Christine
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In your tupperware bowl!

A Thrifty Mom
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Thanks for watching… we need to get the girls together to play. Maleeya is SO HAPPY to be in the same class again.

Amber Croff
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Looks delish, will have to give it a try sometime.

A Thrifty Mom
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Glad we can make you smile

Rosie Ferrara Smith
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Looks yummy! Love you’re crazy videos Sarah! U0001f61c

Gani Merced
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What is the or the labels of the 2 bottles.

Jessica Kowalski
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I’ve never heard of that stock…might have to try and find it!

Mieldred Lala Pretty Pròspero
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Mieldred Lala Pretty Pròspero

Just the name itself is already DELICIOUS. U0001f60bU0001f60a

Brenda Fagan-Wrest
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Thanks, sharing this

Daniel Palmer
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Well done though

Daniel Palmer
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Gravy is like a stock thickened with a little flour

Pam Ronspies
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I am definitely trying this!!

Pam Ronspies
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My husband would crap if he seen you salt that! I am a salty person.. He doesn’t salt at all. U0001f633

Kathy Robinson
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I managed to cook this right with you! Thanks for dinner lol!

Daniel Palmer
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For us gravy is meat jus

Daniel Palmer
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Always makes us brits laugh when American people call a mornay sauce, gravy

Pam Ronspies
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LOL.. 1 and 2% Milk is like water to me. U0001f913

Pam Ronspies
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What kind of milk? Or could you use cream?

Lori Collins
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We are having turkey pot pie

Mega Freebies
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My luck the camera would fall right into the pot if I tried that. 😀

Daniel Palmer
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If you add the milk a little at a time it will cook out quicker and smoother just a tip

Karen Young
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do you use salted or unsalted butter

Kristie Chamberlain
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Looks really Yummy!!

Holly Chamberlin Olerich
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Holly Chamberlin Olerich

I love that we are cooking dinner at the same time!

Pam Ronspies
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What is cooking in the back pan? Came in late.

Daniel Palmer
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Add the liquid a little at a time

Brittney Mclean Gros
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Can you move the camera back just a little more

Angie McKnight
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A Thrifty Mom /http://athriftymom.com/sweet-corn-and-potato-cheesy…/

Daniel Palmer
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Usually I’d use equal of flour and butter

Holly Chamberlin Olerich
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Holly Chamberlin Olerich

I love that you are so real, a real mom and home maker!!!

Pam Ronspies
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The thicker you let it cook, the better for chowder imp

Daniel Palmer
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Bit of a thin roux

Melanie LeBlanc
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Looks creamy and chunky

Holly Chamberlin Olerich
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Holly Chamberlin Olerich

Hey from south Florida!!!

Renee Atkins Peebles
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Once you open the jars, do they need to be refrigerated?

Angie McKnight
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you cn see the back bunner 🙂

Melanie LeBlanc
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So good yum yum yum

Ammy Scheibe Moore
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Anything with butter is good.

Angel Wielonski
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Better then bullion

Lori Collins
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Better than bullion

Jill Howell
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It’s broth, Chicken and beef

Mary Eisele Ransier
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What is in the jars, I have no sound

Jill Howell
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Are you guys having this for dinner tonight?

Lori Collins
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It’s good with green beans

Melanie LeBlanc
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That looks like roux we use for gumbo here in TX.

Mary Eisele Ransier
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What is it, I have no volumn?

Brenda Fagan-Wrest
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No Costco here

Lori Collins
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I found it at Walmart lol

Karen Young
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love that stuff – didn’t like lugging all those cartons

Ammy Scheibe Moore
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I use that…and can only find it at costco. I love it.

Brenda Fagan-Wrest
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Oh have to try it

Amanda Spencer
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Love that brand

June Wemlinger
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Good stuff…adds richness to anything.

Wendi Jeffers
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Never heard of it.

Melanie LeBlanc
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Sounds so good! Yummy in the tummy

Doug AndKim Hagins
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Wish I lived close by! Lol Kim

Angie McKnight
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Yummy Yummy Yummy 😀

Brenda Fagan-Wrest
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I St it smells so good!

Jerry Bauer
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I’m on my way for dinner

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