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Potato Corn Chowder

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It’s soup season! This Potato Corn Chowder is a tasty, hearty and easy to prepare soup you can add to your weekly meal planning, or as a side to your Thanksgiving dinner menu.

Delicious Potato Corn Chowder

The Best Potato Corn Chowder

Makes six 1-cup servings


2 medium unpeeled potatoes
1 cup cubed cooked ham
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced celery (I didn’t have celery, so left it out)
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 can (14-14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk
1 can (15 ounces) creamed corn
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Cooked crumbled bacon (optional)


1. Cut potatoes and ham into 1/2-inch cubes; set aside. Dice bell pepper and chop celery. Heat butter in a Dutch Oven or 3 Qt saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and celery; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in flour; heat until bubbly. Gradually add broth, evaporated milk and corn, whisking until blended.

2. Add potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in ham; heat through. Remove from heat; season with salt and black pepper. Ladle soup into bowls top with crumbled bacon, if desired.

Recipe inspired by: Pampered Chef

Another option for serving is to have it as a side with your after Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches. The creaminess along with the chunks of potato and corn are extremely flavorful together and satisfying.

Laurie Oien

Laurie is a wife and mother living in Minnesota and determined to uncover the second half of life with zest and zeal. She has a background in marketing and accounting for the last 25 years and recently discovered that one can’t live by adding machines and numbers alone. Therefore, she created a humor written lifestyle blog. Laurie is a food enthusiast, loves comedy and enjoys writing and creating a story with a humorous twist. Laurie has been a contributor to Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Midlife Boulevard and Sammiches and Psych Meds. Also, Laurie is a contributing author in the bestselling anthology, "Feisty After 45," published by Mills Park Publishing. Visit Laurie’s blog, A Square of Chocolate, and join in for a smile at

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Thursday 10th of November 2016

sounds delicious Laurie - I've never had chowder (it is an American thing I think??) but this looks easy enough even for my basic cooking skills :)

Jennifer Dunham

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

This looks so delicious but simple! I love the addition of a bell pepper, that is something I haven't thought of. I definitely think I will be trying it this weekend.

Laurie Oien

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Jennifer, it is simple and personally I like a good chunky soup that makes for a hearty meal. I hope this is a keeper for you.

Sarah Harris |

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

So excited for soup season! Thanks for the inspiration!

Laurie Oien

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

This will be a good one to kick off the season! Hope you try.

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