Potato Corn Chowder
My family goes skiing almost every Thursday during the season, and we’ve been doing it for years. We have even named a particular row of tables “crock pot row” because the moms always bring pots of soups! This recipe is for my potato corn chowder, which is not only hot and filling, but also uses up leftover mashed/instant potatoes as a base!
1 Yellow Onion – diced
2 Stalks Celery – diced
5 Baby Carrots – thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Bag Instant Potatoes
1 can sweet corn – drained
2 cans Potatoes – diced
4 cups Water
2 cups Half and Half or Heavy Cream
2 cups Shredded Cheddar (Optional)
4-6 shakes of Hot Sauce (Optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Place onion, celery, carrots and butter in a large skillet and cook over medium heat until vegetables start to get tender.
2. In a large stock pot, bring water to a boil.
3. Reduce heat to low and stir in Instant Potatoes, corn, canned potatoes and cooked vegetables.
4. Stir in Half and Half just before serving (do not boil once milk has been added to soup)
5. Salt and Pepper to taste
6. Add in any of the optional items
1. Leftover mashed potatoes work great as the base for this soup
2. Fresh potatoes can be used instead of canned, just plan on cooking them with the vegetables
3. For more protein, toss in leftover or canned meat, such as chicken, pork or beef, depending on your taste preference
Want to see my other recipes for leftover mashed or instant potatoes? Try my Bacon Bombs, Mashed Potato Puffs, and Cheddar Potato Soup!
Emily Endrizzi says
Oh my! This looks delicious. Exactly what I’ve been craving lately in this cold, cold winter.
Michele Ash says
Thanks so much for your recipe on Potato Corn Chowder! I’ve always loved Potato Corn Chowder, however, I never found a recipe that I liked! Most of the recipes call for an egg and for some reason, it just doesn’t look good in the chowder. I love your recipe! I’m going to give your recipe a try! I already have in my pantry, the canned potatoes, instant potatoes, corn, onion, and shredded cheese. The only thing I do not have is half and half or heavy cream. All I have is 2% milk! Once I get some half and half, I’m definitely making your recipe!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks so very much, Michele 🙂
YUM! I LOVE Corn Chowder and this recipe looks absolutely delicious! I can imagine this with a nice side of maple cornbread…mmmmm. This is the perfect meal for a cold winter night….thanks for sharing!
June S. says
(Potato Corn Chowder) I am going to be making homemade soups all this week for dinner. And now this is one recipe that I am going to add to this weeks yummy batches that I will be making-
Kevin J says
Holly Thomas says
I love potato corn chowder, I will have to try this recipe!
This looks very warm and inviting.
Trish F says
This looks delicious, filling and a comfort food. I bet that everyone at Thursday night skiing loves it when it’s your turn to bring the potato soup. Thanks for sharing.
This will definitely be very satisfying after shoveling the snow–looks delightfully warm and appropriate; a good departure from that proverbial chicken soup or the turkey soup leftovers—thx.
md kennedy says
What a great idea! Now that the holidays are winding down, I am in the mood for some chowder and this is just the taste – but I will add a bit more hot sauce for my hubby.
Hannah Avery says
This looks delicious! My husband makes something similar to it! The picture is awesome of it too. I bet the green onions in it are really good!
Linda Manns says
This looks so good. I would love a bowl of it now. Thank you so much for sharing
Deborah D says
I think that the veggies make this chowder. It seems easy enough to make.
Mmm, this sounds perfect for winter.
Sara Schwab says
That corn chowder looks yummy
Carol Smith says
Corn chowder has always been my favorite since I was a child. I have never thought of using mashed or instant potatoes for a base, but makes sense, great thickener. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I plan to make some this afternoon!
laurie damrose says
I love chowders,they are very filling on cold Winter days.Thank you for the recipe.
Sarah L says
I like the green onions that show in the picture but aren’t mentioned in the recipe.
Sherryl Wilson says
Thanks for pointing that out. They were just garnish but I probably should add them under optional items.
Looks delicious, will definitely try making this for my family!
Richard Hicks says
I want to make this asap. What a great hearty dish for these winter nights!
Karen Pikkaraine says
I really want to try this recipe ! I love corn chowder
RANDY FULGHAM says
thanks for this recipe–i love it
This sounds scrumptious,can’t wait to make and serve.thanks for sharing.
Lisa Coomer Queen says
This looks yummy for a cold winter evening. I will be sure and try it. Thanks for the recipe!
denise low says
Thank you for the information. I could eat this all day long. Looks great
Wendy McBride says
I love this recipe and have been looking for some to use leftover potatoes.
Tami F. says
This looks really good and economical. I have pinned it to make later. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Carolann Leibenguth says
Wow this looks great we are having a soup carry in at work coming up the first of the year, this is what I am making.
Carol Nine says
This looks like a great soup for cold winter nights.
denise smith says
thanks for the recipe this looks good i will have to make this for my family
Joanna Allison says
This soup looks really good. I’m definitely going to have to make it. My husband likes thick soup and I think he will like this.
Karen Jaras says
I will make this for my FIL’s Senior night get together.
Sandra Watts says
Now this looks much more appetizing than the corn chowder I buy at the store from a can. Campbell’s has got nothing on you!
JESSICA MIRANDA says
this looks so yummy
laura rubenstein says
Holy crap that looks good!!!
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Kathleen Quinlan says
This is a definite soup I am going to make….I love that you use instant or regular mashed potatoes instead of four or corn starch. Also the couple shakes of hot sauce I know will kick it up just a little and that is Great!!!!! I pinned it and tweeted it and e-mailed it to my Aunt….It makes my mouth water..
Diana Scholz says
This is probably one of my favorite soups, but I have never tried to make it homemade! I am going to try this!
Michelle Waller says
I have been looking for a delicious potato chowder recipe to cook this weekend. This one looks very easy and delicious.
Richard Tay says
Thank you for this recipe,I will definitely be trying this recipe.
you have good recipe i pin a lot of them
Laura Gross says
I am going to try this recipe.looks delicious..
kathy downey says
This sounds amazing,will be making this real soon,I love chowders
Jennifer Hiles says
Another fantastic sounding recipe. I love the idea of using Yellow Onion. I’ve never used them in chowder before but I bet they really give it flavor. I’m always looking for new fun recipes and your site is full of them! Thank you!
lovely joy merced says
everytime we go to our favorite restaurant this is our first choice of soup! thanks for sharing your recipe, im excited to try it! Looks delicious!
I have never had any kind of chowder. This sounds pretty good. I would use fresh potato. I;m not fond of canned. I like the idea of crock pot row. It’s a nice way to warm up with a variety of foods.
lana simanovicki says
this is my ultimats favorite soup but i cant make it correctly im gonna try this recipe for sure
This sounds like a delicious way to warm up after a day spent playing in the snow! I will definitely be trying this recipe this winter.
Deb E says
I love potatoes and corn so this is a winner with me. Plenty of hot sauce though since I love it so!