The Country Cook: Sausage & Corn Chowder

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sausage & Corn Chowder

As soon as we had that first cold snap of weather, I was in the kitchen whipping up soups. But truth be told, I'm not one of those folks who saves soups for cooler weather. I enjoy a good soup any time of year. They just happen to be super comforting during these cooler months. So I first decided to make an old chowder recipe. The meat in this can really be anything you prefer; pork sausage, spicy sausage, turkey sausage or even ground beef or ground turkey. The sausage just gives it an extra boost of flavor. This is a super simple soup (say that 3 times fast!) recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. And save any leftovers for your work lunch the next day. Now is the time to invest in a good ole thermos so you can carry these warm meals to work with you or to pack in your kids lunches.
1 pound sausage roll (sage, original or spicy)
1 small onion, diced
1 can (15 oz.) diced potatoes
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
2 cans (15 oz.) sweet cream style corn
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
salt & pepper, to taste
1 green onion, sliced (optional, for topping)
Over medium-high heat, brown and crumble sausage along with diced onions in a stock pot. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
Drain excess grease.
Add meat back to pot and stir in flour.
Stir well, cook for a couple of minutes. Then pour in milk and stir well. Keep heat on medium high.

Add both cans of cream corn

 And diced potatoes
Stir well and simmer (don't boil, just a gentle simmer) for about 20-25 minutes until mixture thickens. Add garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste. It's really important that you taste it at this point. I always finds it needs a bit of salt for my tastes. Cover and bring down temperature down to low until ready to serve.
Serve with some bread.
When serving, you can add some sliced green onions on top for flavor and to make it look pretty.
Cook's Notes: Instead of the canned diced potatoes, you can peel and dice one large potato to substitute. Also, if you aren't a fan of sausage, just substitute with ground beef or ground turkey.


  1. This looks good - can't wait for soup weather here!

  2. Question.. What exactly makes chowder, chowder? Lol.. I've never had any kind of chowder soup

  3. Yum!! I just made chowder yesterday too...must be the weather making us crave comfort food like this!

  4. What a delicious looking recipe. A great new comfort food for Fall.

  5. Oh, that looks wonderful. I'm sitting here feeling chilly and now craving that soup!

  6. This is a good ol' stick to your ribs, keep ya warm the whole day kind of soup. I could cozy up to a bowl of this!

  7. I made this tonight, and it turned out awesome....used fresh home grown sausage, boiled a few small potatoes, and added some of the potato water as I was low on milk. Even so, it was great chowder. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  8. Yumm... this is what's for lunch here today! Yummy and so easy! My 11 year old daughter fixed it and yeast rolls. Thank you!

    of course... sweet tea and lemon was served to all... lol

  9. I made this last night and it was great! That's two for two so far on your recipes I've made... You're quickly becoming my go to food blog!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post all these recipes!

  10. Hi there. Food on Friday this time is all about sausages! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  11. I have made corn chowder for my family for at least 100 years. I always loved it, but lately it seemed sort of drab. I have always used bacon, who doesn't love bacon? I'm going to try this with sausage, thanks for stirring up my brain cells!!! I'll let you know how we liked it. I love your recipes. I make them all the time. You are just so creative.
    xoxoxo Crystal

    1. Hi Crystal! I agree. You just can't go wrong with bacon. Like ever. ;)

  12. I made this recipe tonight because it was our first chilly, rainy night of fall and it was absolutely perfect! Warm and comforting, and super easy and quick to make! It was a hit with everyone and is going on our "keeper" list. Thanks Brandie!

    1. HI Lindsay! Yahoo! Thank you for taking the time to come back and let me know how it turned out for you. I sure do appreciate it!

  13. Making this right now, only imstead of ground sausage I'm using cut up kielbasa & fresh potatoes. It looks delicious & I can't wait to try it. I've never been disappointed by any of the recipes I've tried & I've made over 20! Keep up the good work


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