Food Factor: Potato Corn Chowder

By Ms. Natasha Haynes, MSU Extension Service

It may be cold outside, but you can help take the chill out of winter with a warm bowl of Potato Corn Chowder. Pureed corn and skim milk keep the calories low. If you blend some of the potatoes, you’ll add to the rich and creamy texture.

Potato Corn Chowder

Ingredients:

- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

- 2 sticks celery, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water and chopped

- 1 pound red boiling potatoes (about 3 potatoes, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes)

- 4 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed

- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

- 2 cups low-fat milk

- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

- Salt to taste


Wash hands with soap and water.


Using a large saucepan, melt the butter or margarine over moderately low heat. Add the celery and cook— stirring occasionally—until celery begins to soften, about 10 minutes.


Stir in the potatoes, 2 cups of the corn and the broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer— stirring occasionally—for about 15 minutes.


Using a blender, puree the remaining 2 cups of corn with the milk.


Stir the puree and the black pepper into the chowder. Simmer until the soup thickens slightly, 5 to 15 minutes.


Taste and add salt as desired.

Thanks to the University of Nebraska Extension for this recipe!

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