Monday, November 11, 2013

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

Today is Veterans Day! Thank you to all the men and women who have served this country... past, present, and future. We are the land of the free because of the brave!

Like many others, I had the day off today... but I really had to be productive! I had errands to run and chores around the house to do, so I decided it was be the perfect day for a slow cooker soup. That way, dinner would already be done by the time I finished my "to-do" list... and that's one less thing I would have to worry about tonight!! I love how quick and easy it is to prep and clean up a slow cooker meal.

Amy and I have been discussing making a batch of corn chowder for awhile now... so Slow Cooker Corn Chowder for dinner tonight it is! I found a couple of tasty-looking recipes, read the reviews, then put together my own recipe using the ingredients I liked the best and taking the advice of others.


This Slow Cooker Corn Chowder is so quick and easy to throw together... and it turns out super hearty and delicious!!!

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder
based on a recipe from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 cans (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup
  • 2-3/4 cups frozen corn
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 2 cups lean cooked ham, cubed
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:
In a large slow cooker, combine all ingredients.


Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

This Slow Cooker Corn Chowder recipe is one that will be around for a long time... it's perfect! The chowder is not too rich or buttery like many chowders can be. It's still creamy but not heavy. It's sweet but also savory. It has great texture from the corn and potatoes. I added enough black pepper to give it a little kick. Basically, I pretty much love everything about it...


Hope you enjoy as much as I did!! It would be a great addition to your fall/winter Slow Cooker rotation. :)

*Janel*

1 comment:

  1. You will definitely want to take them with food and lots of water. One thing you will notice after taking them, your body will want water and lots of it. Throughout the entire day I feel a noticeable rise in energy as if I had a really dark cup of coffee.

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