Sausage Corn Chowder (+Video)
This Easy Creamy Sausage Corn Chowder whips up quickly. Ground sausage, creamed corn, potatoes all mixed in a thick, creamy broth.
AN EASY CREAMY SOUP RECIPE
I enjoy a good soup any time of year. They just happen to be super comforting during these cooler months. So I decided to make this old corn chowder recipe. The sausage just gives it an extra boost of flavor. This is a super simple soup recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. It makes perfect leftovers too!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I am just using a basic pork sausage here. However, you could use spicy sausage, turkey sausage or even ground beef or ground turkey.
Of course not! You can dice up a large russet potato and use that instead. My goal here was to keep this as easy as possible.
Just use two cans of regular sweet corn as a substitute. Also, if you want more corn kernels in this chowder, you could add a can of sweet corn (drained) in addition to the cans of cream corn.
We serve with some French bread or even some cornbread! A good crusty bread works nicely here so you can dip it in your soup. Or you could also serve it with a side salad.
In general, most people top it with sliced green onions. Some other yummy options are crumbled bacon and even a little bit of shredded cheese.
Yes corn chowder can be frozen. But there is a catch. Milk and potatoes don’t always like to be frozen. The soup itself will stay good for up to 3 months in the freezer if it’s properly stored. However, the texture will be slightly different when you reheat it. It may not be as smooth as it was when you first made it.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR SAUSAGE CORN CHOWDER: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- ground sausage
- small onion
- all-purpose flour
- sweet cream style corn
- diced potatoes
- garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- green onion
HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGE CORN CHOWDER:
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 and 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 corns and the can of 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.
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Sausage Corn Chowder (+Video)
- 1 pound ground sausage (sage, original or spicy)
- 1 small onion, diced
- 15 ounce can diced potatoes, drained
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 4 cups milk
- 2 (15 ounce) cans sweet cream style corn
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste (about a teaspoon of each)
- 1 sliced green onion (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 while cooking for a couple of minutes.
- Then pour in milk and stir well. Keep heat on medium high.
- Add 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.
- 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, ground turkey or a plant based substitute.
- Other topping suggestions would be cooked and crumbled bacon and a little shredded cheese.
- Serve with cornbread or some crusty French bread.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: October 2012
Updated and republished: October 2021
I made this for lunch today.
Both my husband and I were home sick, and it was perfect.
It was quick to make; and delicious, and higher in protein than my usual corn chowder. I served it with cornbread. Yum!
So glad you liked it! I hope you both are feeling better soon!!! Thank you for taking the time to come back and comment 🙂
I really appreciated how easy this recipe was. It was the perfect weeknight meal for us and didn’t take long to make and didn’t dirty up a bunch of dishes. Thanks so much – delicious!!
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
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!
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!
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.
Hi Crystal! I agree. You just can't go wrong with bacon. Like ever. 😉
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!
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
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.
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!
Oh, that looks wonderful. I'm sitting here feeling chilly and now craving that soup!
What a delicious looking recipe. A great new comfort food for Fall.
Yum!! I just made chowder yesterday too…must be the weather making us crave comfort food like this!
Question.. What exactly makes chowder, chowder? Lol.. I've never had any kind of chowder soup
Thanks, looks great!
This looks good – can't wait for soup weather here!