Corn Chowder

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Kaarin

I found the original recipe in Babytalk magazine-a yummy healthy recipe for busy moms! It can be made ahead of time and reheated, and the ingredients can be changed to suit your kids' tastes. I cut everything in bitesized pieces for my kids-they like picking out all the colorful vegetables! Also good without the ham, or with bacon instead. I make this a lot, and recently tried it in the crockpot-it took about 7 hours on high.

Top Review by Marla Swoffer

Loved this! Easy, fast and delicious. I used 3 cups of broth. I didn't peel the potatoes and I didn't have celery or red pepper. For the ham, I subbed real bacon bits. I had frozen corn but I love Trader Joe's canned corn, so I used that. I topped each bowl with grated cheddar and fresh chives from our herb garden--they made a wonderful melted topping (I didn't stir it in and I could taste flavors better that way). I'll definitely keep a can of creamed corn on hand at all times so I can make this wonderful recipe whenever I'm in a pinch...or just in the mood for corn chowder--it's healthy, tasty and versatile.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan combine potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, pepper and garlic. Add broth to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until veggies are fork tender.
  2. Add corn, creamed corn, ham, mustard, milk and butter; simmer another 5 minutes, uncovered.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Garnish with chopped scallions, bacon or shredded cheese.

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