Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Creamy Corn Chowder

Well here we are at Wednesday and you may notice something's missing here on my lovely little site. I decided to skip a What I Ate Wednesday post this week because I've had lots of repeat meals lately and yesterday I had a poopy ol' day and my heart and my head just weren't in the mood for putting together a post. Do you ever have those days??? It was for no particular reason ~ just a funky day.

Today however things are lookin' up and I am feeling pretty much back to normal. I have a delicious corn chowder recipe to share and I am super excited because it's vegan and Derek LOVED it!!! He claims he doesn't like "that kind" of food, but he told me over and over how good it was. SCORE 1 for me :-D

This soup was really easy to make. I made it the night before and let it simmer all day long in the slow cooker. It was SOOOOO nice to come home to an already made supper!!! 

Creamy Corn Chowder in the Slow Cooker
Serves 4

This is a delicious soup that eats like a meal! It's full of lots of hearty veggies and there is virtually no fat. We served ours with cornbread muffins. It was delicious!

1 sweet onion, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled & chopped
4 small yellow potatoes, chopped
2 14 oz cans of cream corn
2 c frozen or fresh corn kernels
2 c vegetable broth
1 tbsp Spicy Mrs. Dash
salt & pepper to taste
2 c original unsweetened almond milk (regular milk would work)
2 tbsp cornstarch

I prepared the soup the night before, refrigerated overnight and then transferred to my slow cooker in the morning before work, but you can make it and slow cook it right away if that works better for your schedule.

Combine the first 8 ingredients. Stir to make sure everything is well combined.

When you are ready, place the soup into the crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours.

About 30 minutes before you are ready to eat, turn the crockpot to high heat. Add one cup of milk to the soup. Whisk the other cup together with the cornstarch and then add it to the soup too. Cook for approximately 20 minutes or or maybe even a little more. The soup should thicken slightly and become a creamier consistency.

Chop those veggies & add them to a bowl....

....add your corn 

...followed by your broth and spices 

At this point I covered and refrigerated overnight.

Before I went to work the next day, I transferred my soup mixture to the slow cooker.

Right before you're ready to eat, add your almond milk. 

The soup is ready to eat once it's reached  your desired consistency.

Turn on the fireplace, curl up on the couch and enjoy your soup!! (Can you tell we have no children --- we never, ever sit at a table to eat our meals! We like a more comfy cozy location in front of the fireplace and the TV)

What is your favourite type of chowder?
Do you have a slow cooker? How often do you use it and for what?

Have a great night!



  1. Mmmm I love soup, but they have to be thick like this!! I love pea soup...mmmmmm. I must make this girl!! This might be my weekend curl up dinner :)


  2. I'm the same as you girl!! Thick hearty soups are definitely the way to go!

  3. I've never made a corn chowder before. Love how thick it is! Gotta be filling ;)

  4. I think I'm going to make this. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Wow this looks great! :) I don't think I've ever had corn chowder before. I need to change that!

  6. I love corn chowder, but have never made it in the slow cooker--genius! I ADORE my slow cooker, although it's been ignored all summer. It's calling my name once again, though. I probably use it the most for cooking beans because I love how economical that is, but will hopefully be a little more creative with it in the future.

  7. Yum! This sounds and looks great :)

  8. I have a slow cooker and I love to use it, but I am terrified that it's going to burn my house down when I'm at work, so I usually only use it when I'm home...which totally defeats the purpose of using so that dinner is ready when you get home. It's just something I can't get over!

  9. I love cream corn. It's one of the foods that look a bit like vomit, and yet make my mouth so very, very happy. This recipe looks really good...I've never made corn chowder. Yours looks chunky and perfect for a cold night!

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