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July 27, 2012

Healthy Vegetarian Corn Chowder

I have been craving all types of soups lately.  A favorite of both Scott and I’s is corn chowder.  When browsing around for recipes to test out, I didn’t find anything that sounded exactly right.

Taking a little bit of this ingredient and a little bit of that spice from all different chowders, I somehow concocted what turned out to be some of the best I’ve had.

The only way this would have tasted better is to have a little bit of diced bacon, but I decided to keep in vegetarian.  I made the lack of meat up with throwing in a ton of colorful, hearty vegetables into the mix.  I was pleasantly full after one serving and can’t wait for Scott to try it when he gets back in town tomorrow!

Healthy Vegetarian Corn Chowder

Heatlhy Corn Chowder

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp celery, finely diced

2 tbsp yellow onion, finely diced

2 tbsp green pepper, finely diced

2 tbsp red pepper, finely diced

2 tbsp carrot, finely diced

1 package frozen whole kernel corn (10-12 oz.)

1 cup diced raw gold potatoes (4-5 baby potatoes)

1 cup water

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp paprika

1 cup water

2 tbsp flour

2 cups low-fat or skim milk

1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced

prep time: 20 minutes

cook time: 30 minutes

servings: 4-6

Corn Chowder ingredients

Directions

1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan, then add celery, onion, carrot, peppers, and saute for 2 minutes.

2.  Add corn, potatoes, water, salt, pepper, and paprika.  Bring to a boil.

3.  Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and cook covered for 10 minutes.  Make sure potatoes are soft.

4. Place 1/2 cup milk in a jar, or any closed container with a tight fitting lid.  Add flour and shake quickly.

5.  Add mixture to cooked vegetables, then add the remaining milk.

6. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.  Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

Lots of ingredients, but little instruction:

Chop/Dice/Mince.

Saute and Soften.

Cook, Boil, and Stir.

Corn Chowder on stove top

Mix Liquid.

mixing flour and milk

Cook, Simmer.

Garnish and Serve.

Corn Chowder with vegetables

Enjoy!

Have a great weekend everyone! :D

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10 Responses

  1. kristen says:

    this looks amazing!!! panera has a corn chowder soup now too but i imagine this fresh one is a heck of a lot better!

  2. Mallori says:

    Just printed this recipe and making next week! :)

  3. Mallori says:

    Made the corn chowder tonight and LOVED it! Doubled the recipe so we could freeze the rest. Thanks for the recipe! :)
    It was even Chris approved! :)

  4. it says “bring to a boil” but doesn’t say with what liquid? There is no liquid being added? Confused.

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