Tuesday, November 3, 2009


When the weather turns cool, my first answer to, "What's for dinner?" is soup. I love corn chowder and when I found this simple recipe for the slow cooker in one of Prevention magazine's cookbooks, I had to try it. I've been wanting to participate in Crockpot Wednesday over at Dining with Debbie and this is the week. It couldn't be easier and if I hadn't already decided on the butternut squash soup for Thanksgiving, this would have been a contender.

6 Servings - 4 WW pts per serving (servings are 1 cup)
2 cans (15 oz each) whole kernel corn, drained
3 potatoes (1 lb), peeled and cut into 1/2 inch dice (I used baby red skins, skin on)
1 onion, chopped
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups 1% milk
1/4 cup trans free margarine (I used Olivio)

PLACE corn, potatoes, onion, and broth in a 4 quart or larger slow cooker. Stir to combine.

COVER and cook on low 7-9 hours. Let cool about 10 minutes.

PUREE half the batch in a blender or food processor. Return pureed mixture to the slow cooker, add the milk and margarine. Cover and cook on high for 1 more hour. Garnish with chives, if desired.



We enjoyed this hearty corn chowder with meatloaf sandwiches (you MUST try the recipe for mini meatloaves posted on 11/2/09). I will definitely make it again and may try adding some crabmeat next time. It fit well into my Weight Watcher plan and was very filling.

Be sure to stop over at Dining with Debbie to see all the wonderful soup and chili and other slow cooker yummies linked there.


  1. Oh my, that sounds yummy!! I love corn chowder too. I'm making a copy of this right now!!!! Thanks for posting it.

  2. That sounds like a great recipe for corn chowder. I think most corn chowder recipes are loaded with cream (at least Tyler's was). This is a much healthier alternative. I need to get out my crock pot and starting dusting it off :D

  3. This chowder looks excellent! I love anything that you can throw into a crockpot, smell all day long, and then get to eat - all without guilt!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog! I will email about the weight loss. It's too long of a story to put in the comments :D

  4. This sounds sooooo good. I wonder if I could use fresh corn instead of canned. I have some that I need to use up.

  5. I love that you can make it in the slow cooker!

  6. I would love a big bowl of this right now!Mmmmm!xo

  7. there's nothing like a bowl of soup on a cold weather..and it's slow-cooked which makes it easier and probably even more tasty too. :)

  8. Oh this sounds fabulous for a cold winter night by the fire place. Yum!


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