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Potato Corn Chowder

Potato Corn Chowder - A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

Potato Corn Chowder - A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

Ever since Jason began his new semester at school, we promised ourselves that we I would cook every day of the week with the exception of Friday nights. We decided on this to get in the habit of eating healthier and to save money from a $35 check every time we ate out.

Potato Corn Chowder - A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

From pastas to fried rice, I’ve been making just enough to feed us for dinner and have leftovers for lunch the next day. But with the weather cooling down, I wanted to make something really warm and comforting, like this chowder here.

Potato Corn Chowder - A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

Loaded with buttery Klondike rose potatoes, roasted corn, leeks, bell peppers and Emeril’s Creole seasoning, this creamy chowder is a bowl full of comfort with a spicy kick. It’s an incredibly hearty soup, and with the many health benefits of potatoes, this soup will not only keep you warm but it is moderate in calories and will keep you full longer!

Potato Corn Chowder - A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

So to help spread the word on promoting the benefits of healthful eating, I’ve teamed up with Klondike Brands® Potatoes in their Pile on the Produce campaign. And to celebrate, we’re be offering four lucky Damn Delicious readers a Klondike Brands Prize Pack so you can create your own healthy potato goodness!

Potato Corn Chowder - A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

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Potato Corn Chowder - A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

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Potato Corn Chowder - A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Klondike Brands® Potatoes. All opinions expressed are my own.

Potato Corn Chowder

A cozy, comforting and hearty potato chowder loaded with roasted corn and leeks!

10 minutes40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups roasted corn kernels
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Emeril’s Essence Creole Seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish

For Emeril’s Essence Creole Seasoning

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. To make Emeril’s Essence, combine paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme and pepper; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leeks and bell pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in vegetable broth, corn kernels, potatoes, 1 1/2 teaspoons Emeril’s Essence, thyme and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with chives.

Adapted from Some the Wiser.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 205.9 Calories from Fat 42.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.7g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 10.7mg 4%
Sodium 289.2mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 35.5g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Sugars 6.6g
Protein 8.0g 16%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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141 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent chowder with just the right amount of heat!! Loved it 🙂

  2. Rated 1 out of 5

    Tasteless, glutaginous, won’t make again. As the previous reviewer said, way too many potatoes and should definitely be pureed.

  3. Just what I wanted! Thank you Chungah!

    Simple trick – to make the seasoning – just use a 1/8th tsp measuring spoon instead of tablespoons. You’ll end up with a smidge more than 1.5 tsps to use in the recipe but a little extra flavour doesn’t hurt here!

    I was after something really thick and creamy, so at step 2, I left out half the potatoes and corn. Once cooked, I blitzed it until smooth in a food processor and then added in the remaining potatoes and corn to cook for a further 30 mins. Turned out like a warm hug.

    A teeny bit of grated cheese and sour cream on top is a bonus.

  4. Excited to try this – do you think I could use almond milk and vegan butter to make it a vegan recipe?

    • That sounds amazing! But unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment.

  5. Stews and soups of all kind are a big thing in my (German) family and this is the first time I made American chowder for my parents. They were really impressed and it’s now a staple, beating all the other soupy dishes we know!

  6. I am German and wanted to try an American chowder… it was awesome! Thank you a lot 🙂

  7. OMG this website and I are getting waaaaay too serious! I made this and used coconut milk and instead of making the Emeril spice blend I used some Cajun seasoning I found in New Orleans. Other than that I made sure to follow the directions to the letter. Results? Freaking FANTASTIC!!!

  8. So this recipe should really highlight the fact that it only calls for ONE AND A HALF TEASPOONS of the creole seasoning, because in a rush, I overlooked it, and although I thought the seasoning was far too much, I double read the recipe itself (not the ingredient list), and finding that it didn’t say anything about it, I added it all. It was inedible. Completely. No matter how I tried to fix it, it was horrible. I wish we could’ve tried it how it was meant to be, but I don’t think I’ll be trying it again. What a shame.

    • I’m so sorry about what happened but it’s really helpful to read through a recipe at least twice to avoid mishaps like this.

  9. we just polished off a vat of your wonderful soup on our first cool and rainy day. A few additions, zucchini, summer squash, green beans to finish off the garden, and cream, because cream. The creole seasoning was just perfect. This recipe will stay in the rotation. Thanks.

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  11. Is that Le Creuset stoneware you’re using on the stovetop??

  12. That was delicious! If you want it a bit creamier add a good helping of cream cheese. Also if you roast garbanzo beans with the corn it adds a really nice taste with the potatoes. Really good!

  13. So, this recipe was definitely a lesson in reading and following the instructions and ingredients very carefully. First off, I will shamefully admit that I skimmed the blog post, and dived right into the recipe. Maybe it’s because the kids were clinging to my legs, and dinner was late. Maybe it was because I had never cooked a leek before, and I was excited.

    Whatever it was, I somehow missed the part where you only use 1.5 TEASPOONS of Emeril’s special seasoning mix, and proceeded to measure out *all* of the seasoning mix into my chowder. It seemed somewhat excessive amounts, but I soldiered on, dumping roughly 10 tablespoons worth of seasoning into my stew.

    Holy. Moly.

    It was definitely edible, but my sinuses are quite clear now! I will be more careful following the recipe from now on, even if I do have two little monkeys crawling up my legs next time too. From what I was gather through my burning buds, it was quite tasty!

    • Oh no – I’ve done that a couple times too! I hope you get a chance to make it again – this is one of my FAVORITE soups!

  14. I’ve made this twice now and was please at how well it held up with double the veggies. A generous handful of bacon and chives always helps, and Tabasco sauce to taste.

  15. i made this tonight and i have to say… that’s damn delicious! thank you for the recipe. i didn’t have leeks so i used a large onion otherwise followed it to the letter. also happy to have a good creole blend in my collection! yeah and yeah!

  16. That does look damn delicious. Corn chowder never looked better. Yum!

  17. Can you use regular frozen corn instead of the Trader Joe’s variety? Or is there a way you can roast your own at home?

  18. Wow, this chowder looks amazing. And so easy to veganize too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  19. Made this delicious potato corn chowder over the weekend and we loved it. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I’m really enjoying finding a new recipe from you when I open my computer in the morning. You have so many amazing recipes and my goal is to try each one!

    • Oh my gosh thank you for actually making the recipe and giving feedback on your results 🙂 I believe out of all of these reviews you are the only person that actually made it first!

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  23. Can’t wait to try this one~ sounds delicious!

  24. I like to make my own French fries

  25. I like boiling potatoes, then slicing and layering them in a casserole dish with bleu cheese or gorgonzola and pouring a little milk over the top. I top it with crushed-up almonds. It’s a crunchy-top gluten-free potato casserole!

  26. I like my potato cut in an accordion style with bacon in between the layers and then tons of cheese and chives. SO good!

  27. Hmm. That would have to be good old fashion potato salad

  28. I like hashbrowns.

  29. Cheesy Potatos are on of my favs!!

  30. I love to make baked potato soup in the winter.

  31. Your chowder looks so good. My very favorite potato recipe is my husband’s potato soup. It is very simple, but so good. I also love roasted potatoes.

  32. Loaded baked potato soup

  33. Cheesy potatoes – everyone’s favorite.

  34. I subscribe via email.

  35. I love scalloped potatoes.

  36. homefries!!!

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  38. Cheesy scalloped potatoes 🙂

  39. Loaded mashed potatoes.

  40. Oops..forgot to answer the question. Crusty Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

  41. Homemade mashed potatoes w/sour cream and chives stirred in! MMMM!

  42. cheese scalloped potates

  43. Scalloped potatoes is my fav Potato recipe though I absolutely cannot resist a good potato salad.

  44. I love cheesy mashed potatoes as it’s always a perfect home-cooked comfort food!

  45. Jacket potatoes filled with home-made coleslaw

  46. This looks like a wonderful soup that I can’t wait to make. What a terrific meal!

    Thanks so much.

  47. Roasted garlic mashed potatoes!

  48. I love mashed potatoes but I also love home fries. Anything that includes potatoes is delicous!

  49. I love potato soup and I love corn chowder. This is a soup made in my heaven!

  50. My favorite potato recipe is french fries (if you can call it a recipe…) but I also love chowder, and this one looks great!

  51. Oven roasted potatoes with sea salt & rosemary.

  52. I love the creaminess of the chowder. Yum.

  53. I love a classic baked potato with sour cream. I don’t eat them very often and to me they are pure decadence. Yummm

  54. I love my sister’s potato soup with ham

  55. My favorite is twice baked potatoes and this chowder looks amazing for fall !!

  56. Baked potato soup – so in love with it!

  57. Probably the loaded baked potato soup we make that was inspired by a local restaurant’s.

  58. Comfort in a bowl! I am ready for soup season!
    Fave potato food – twice baked potatoes!

  59. Chung-Ah, I love your new digs! The design is gorgeous. I want this chowder in my belly. Pinned!

  60. My favorite potato recipe is Shepherd’s pie or Cajun fried red skinned potatoes.

  61. I can’t participate but I still want to have a say. Haha! Potatoes are my hubby’s poison. As in he LOVES them so much! I think this particular soup would make make him over the moon with those spices and sweet corn.

  62. Absolutely delicious looking!

  63. Your chowdah looks so, so good! I WISH it was in front of my face right now… I love it!

  64. I love roasted potatoes, I will definitely have to try your chowder it looks delicious.

  65. Great looking chowder! Yum!! making chowder is my favorite way to use potatoes!!

  66. Gotta love loaded baked potatoes with cheese and sour cream. Thanks!

  67. Yum! This looks so good and congrats on moving over to WordPress!

  68. It’s not exactly a recipe, but I adore mashed potatoes, and I’ve recently begun tossing a few garlic cloves in with the potatoes while they cook for delicious garlic mashed potatoes. My secret ingredient, though, is using sour cream when I’m mashing them. So good!

  69. Funeral potatoes

  70. I like just the Loaded baked potato!

  71. I love my taters smashed with some roasted garlic, sour cream, and slat and pepper 🙂

  72. This chowder looks so comforting and delicious! I have a slight obsession with corn. 🙂
    I think it’s a great idea to eat at home as much as possible. It’s so much healthier and cheaper!

  73. My aunt has the best recipe for cornflake potato casserole. One of my favorite holiday treats!

  74. Baked potato pancakes

  75. Fabulous recipe, Chung-Ah! I want to dive right into that big, warm bowl of soup. I love it! Favorite potato recipe has gotta be potato latkes with scallions. Nom!

  76. Your chowder looks like a bowl of comfort – love all the spices!

  77. Potato soup topped with freshly ground black pepper and a little sour cream.

  78. baked potato pancakes!

  79. mine is fried pototoe cakes

  80. Your chowder looks amazing!!!! And I love the idea of adding Creole seasoning…double yum!

  81. This looks absolutely fantastic! How did I just discover your blog? I’m looking forward to exploring your recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  82. I’m gonna have to choose mashed potatoes, but only the kinds that are LOADED with butter, milk or cream, cream cheese, and they have to be well seasoned. So so good.

  83. Potato soup is my favorite potato dish. With green onions and bacon!

  84. Love the spicy Creole seasoning in this hearty chowder – perfect for the cooler weather!

  85. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes loaded with lots of onions is my favorite potato dish

  86. EEEEK! I am so making this chowder on Saturday for game-day! P.S. I love the new site:) P.P.S. So excited to see you in Iowa!

  87. Now that is a thing of beauty. What a beautiful corn chowder. I love the kick of heat.

  88. Potato gratin, haven’t made it in a while and now I’m reminded how much I like it!

  89. It says the corn is roasted, but it doesn’t say that in the recipe. Are the leeks roasted with the corn?

  90. I love potato soup and Cheesy Potato casserole.

  91. I love potato cakes!

  92. Very nice soup. Thank you. I love roasted potatoes the very best for a potato recipe.

  93. I LOVE potatoes! My favorite potato recipe is Cheesy Hashbrown casserole!!

  94. Homemade Fries or a version of roasted potatoes. One of my favorites lately is melting butter in a 9×15 pan, placing potatoes that were cut in half on top of the butter and then pouring in enough of a garlic and chicken broth over the top to cover half the potato, then you season with salt and pepper and place a chunk of butter on each potato and bake for 40 minutes to an hour. The bottoms get crispy but the potatoes stay soft and suck up a lot of the broth, butter and garlic flavors.

  95. It looks like a big bowl of comfort. It looks delicious.

  96. I love corn chowder and haven’t had it in forever Chung-Ah Love this gorgeous potato corn soup.

  97. This soup looks amazing (I’m sure it tastes delicious too!). I love a good potato salad.

  98. I love a good loaded baked potato!

  99. My Dad’s potato pancakes

  100. This soup looks amazing! I have my own go-to Leek and Potato soup recipe (and sometimes blend in some cauliflower). . it’s actually my kid’s favorite so I make it all the time!

  101. love corn chowder with spuds will be even better

  102. I really adore potato soup, but excluding that option I am a HUGE fan of twice baked potatoes!!

  103. This looks absolutely amazing! So creamy. And the photos are just gorgeous. Everything about this is screaming “make me!!!!”

    So glad to have discovered your blog! 🙂

  104. Wow, this chowder looks so delicious! I’d like to warm up to a bowl of it right now. <3
    Pinning this!
    Oh, and I ADORE your new layout! It's so perfect and fun, and the header is gorgeous.

  105. I love the idea of a mashed potato bar – either a few different varieties of mashed potatoes premixed or a couple of different kinds and then plenty of toppings for people to add. LOVE potatoes!

  106. I love loaded baked potatoes!

  107. Little red potatoes boiled, squashed, oiled and roasted would be my favorite!

  108. wow this looks incredibly yummy! My favorite potato dish would definitely be baked potato wedges with lots of ketchup!

  109. Gorgeous, girl! Love all of that corn in there! 🙂

  110. Mmm! this looks so darn good, Chung-Ah!! I love soup!

  111. Love homemade mashed potatoes with a touch of salt and butter!

  112. smashed twice backed potatoes but this looks like a good soup

  113. Twice-baked potatoes!

  114. I like potato latkes!

  115. call me old fashioned, but i love a good potato salad 🙂

  116. my favorite potato recipe is dutchess potatoes

  117. Not only does this look delicious, but it also looks perfectly suiting to the fall season. I am definitely going to try this one!

  118. OMG! i can’t wait to try this it looks amazing!

  119. I love braised roasted garlic potatoes!

  120. My favorite recipe is my Mom’s baked mashed potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese in them.

  121. I love anything with potatoes…it’s one of my favorite foods!!!

  122. gorgeous soup! it inspired me to finally start a soup board on pinterest!

    fave potato recipe – fries 🙂

  123. Potato corn chowder is one of my favorites, and your version looks amazing!!