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

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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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How to make Freezer Corn – Sweet Corn Recipe

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I had a friend ask me how to make Freezer Corn so I thought I would share this post again. As you can tell by the photos this post was written and first published several years back.  Look how cute and little my kids are 🙂 But I did update it with some better images of the finished product, feel free to pin them!

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Growing up in large family, my Mom made sure we knew how to take our produce and can or freeze it.  So I learned how to make freezer corn at a young age.  In doing this we were able to save hundreds of dollars a year.  My Dad is a farmer, he normally grows  corn that is called field corn, which grows VERY tall.  It is grown to chop up, stalks and all to feed to our dairy cows.  But my Dad also grows a few large rows of sweet corn, which my whole family looks forward to every year.  If you have ever had fresh tender sweet corn picked right from the field, it is so yummy.  Nothing like what you buy from the store.

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This year my Dad picked me a large sack of corn.  It is now time for me to teach my little ones how to make freezer corn, just as my parents taught me.  So we shucked the corn out on the lawn, to keep the mess outside.  My kids were such good little helpers!  They got the giggles every time one of the ears of corn had lots of corn silk, they would say ” yuck I got a hairy one”

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After about 30 mins we were able to bring the cleaned corn back into the house to get it ready to cook.

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In a large pot bring you water up to a boil, then add in your corn.  In my pot I was able to do about 10 at a time.  The corn is cold so it will take a minutes for the water to start to boil again, after it comes back to a boil cook it for 3-5 minutes.

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After 3-5 mins, take out of the pot and  put in a sink full of ice water.  This will cool the corn down and let you handle it better.

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After a few minutes in the ice water, take out and put on a towel to drain the water off.

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Take your knife and run it down the corn cob and cut all the corn off.

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I then take about 2 1/2 cups of corn, and put it into a quart sized freezer bag.  Try to get out as much of the air as you can, then seal it closed.  They will need to lay flat till they are cooled to room temp. At this point you just need to write the date on it and stack it in your freezer.  I was able to get 21 bags of corn.  This is one of my families favorites, and we look forward to eating it over the next year!

When you get ready to cook it, take it out of the freezer. You can thaw it in the refrigerator the day before, but I do not normally think ahead like that. So I cook it a glass container with a lid on high for 5-7 minutes.  I season it with butter, salt and pepper and sometimes a little bbq sauce.

Update* Now that my family has grown, I put 4 cups into a gallon freezer bag.  This is enough for a side for a larger family.

022It did take some work, but it was FREE and well worth the time. Hope you take the time to try this out, not that you know how to make freezer corn.

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