Corn chowder is a delicious soup with a sweet taste that can warm you up on a winter’s day. In this version, we made the soup heartier with the addition of sausage. Sausage is a popular meat that comes in a variety of flavors. Some prefer sweet sausage, while others prefer hot sausage.
This recipe calls for reduced fat sausage, which helps keep it healthier. While sausage is delicious, it is often high in fat. Buying reduced fat sausage is a great idea. If you can't find reduced fat sausage, turkey sausage can work as an alternative.
Turkey sausage is lower in fat than pork sausage. However, it's important to keep in mind that turkey sausage can be drier and more crumbly. That means you'll want to handle it with a little extra care. Its presence in this chowder should keep it from drying out.
Read on to find out how you can make this delicious dish for your family. If you enjoy this recipe, check out the other fantastic recipes we have on our site. We have so many great soup recipes for you to try, whether for lunch or for dinner.
Sausage Corn Chowder
Corn chowder soup is a cream-based chowder soup that uses corn as the primary ingredient. It is similar to clam chowder, only the corn is the featured ingredient as opposed to the clams.
Other ingredients that are commonly found in corn chowder soup include onion, celery, milk, cream, or butter. Additional ingredients can also be added, including potatoes, seafood, chicken and, of course, sausage.
For our recipe, we start by cooking 12 oz. reduced fat sausage broken up into pieces with ¾ cup chopped onion. Drain fat. Next mix 1 can condensed chicken soup with herbs with 1 ¾ cup milk until smooth. Add the sausage and onion mix along with 1 (15 oz.) can cream corn. Cook until heated.
The soup makes a great lunch time meal, which can be made heartier with the addition of crackers, baked potato, or breadsticks. You can also serve it alongside a sandwich or entrée to make it into more of a dinner type meal. Alternatively, it can be served as an appetizer at multi-course meals.
Although we use canned corn in this meal, some home cooks may want to use fresh corn cut off the cob to give their soup more of a homemade taste. They can also make variations by using different types of vegetables or different types of sausage to give their soup a unique taste.
Best Corn Chowder Recipe
As stated earlier, there are many variations on the corn chowder soup recipe, and we couldn’t possibly say which is the best. However, we will recommend one more that you might want to try.
Best Ever Corn Chowder: Try this recipe to see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be. To make the recipe, start by cooking ½ cup diced onions and 1 cup diced celery in ¼ cup melted butter. Then add 2 ½ cups hot water, 2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes, 3 cups frozen corn, 2 tbs. sugar, 2 tsp. salt and ½ tsp pepper.
Cover and simmer about 30 minutes, until potatoes are soft. In a small bowl, mix 3 tbs, flour with 1 cup half and half. Stir into the soup and then add 3 cups remaining half and half to the soup. Heat until the soup gets thick, smushing the potatoes against the side of the pot stirring often.
Cool and stir in 6 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled. Serve or seal and freeze to serve later.
Corn chowder is a soup that warms the body and soul. The addition of sausage makes it hearty and delicious, although many variations will also do the trick. How will you be preparing your corn chowder so that it puts a smile on your family’s faces?Print
Corn chowder is a delicious soup with a sweet taste that can warm you up on a winter’s day. In this version, we made the soup heartier with the addition of sausage.
- 12 ounces reduced fat sausage
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 can (10 3/4 ounce) condensed chicken soup with herbs
- 1 3/4 cup milk
- 1 can (15 ounces) cream corn
- In large saucepan, cook sausage and onion, breaking sausage up into small pieces, drain fat.
- Combine soup and milk until smooth.
- Add to sausage along with the corn.
- Cook until heated through.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Simmering
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: sausage corn chowder, best corn chowder recipe
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