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Monday, December 22, 2008

Sausage, Potato & Corn Chowder

This hearty and filling soup is a great way to end a chilly day. It can easily be put together during stolen moments. Plus, the leftovers taste great!
Sausage, Potato & Corn Chowder
  • 1 T. butter, margarine or olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. smoked or Polish sausage, cut in half lengthwise and sliced (Turkey sausage works great also.)
  • 1/2 t. Red pepper flakes
  • 2 t. cumin
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1 t. crushed rosemary
  • 1 onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 c. frozen corn
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 c. chicken stock
  • 1/4 c. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 2 c. milk
1. Heat 1 T. butter, margarine or olive oil in a large stock pot. Add the sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the seasonings, onions, celery and carrots. Cook until onions and celery are translucent, about 6-8 minutes, stirring often. Add the frozen corn; cook another 3 minutes. Add the potatoes and stock. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are fully cooked.
2. In a separate pan, melt 1/4 c. butter or margarine. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes, until slightly thickened.
3. Slowly stir the roux into the soup in the stockpot. Return soup to a boil and simmer about 5 minutes, until soup is thickened.

*You can make the chowder ahead of time up through step 1. Then, just before eating, pull the stock pot out and begin reheating the soup while making the roux.

This tastes great served with a wedge of bread fresh from the oven. Use a mild-flavored bread so that you can dip it in the chowder without affecting the taste. The chowder would hold up well and be perfect in a bread bowl also.

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6 comments:

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum. I have already bookmarked this recipe. My family will enjoy this. Merry Christmas.

Deanna said...

This has all the perfect ingredients for warming my boy's tummy on a cold winter night!

lana said...

MMMM this sounds perfect for a cold day!
Merry Christmas!

Cara said...

This looks SO good! Perfect for a cold day.

Cara/simplycara.com

jayedee said...

i was soooooo out of inspiration for tonight's supper........then i found this recipe and as luck would have it, have ALL of the ingredients in my pantry! thank you!

NateAndJakesMom said...

I am going to have to try this. I used to make a similar one with shrimp but with the economy we really shouldn't be buying expensive things like shrimp - Thanks!