Slow Cooker Corn Chowder
Dump in slow cooker and give a stir! I did high for 1.5 hours and low for 1.5 hours because I was running out of time...as usual!
1 can of creamed corn
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 C. of frozen corn
2 C. of diced ham
2 C. cubed frozen potatoes*
1.5-2 C. of milk
1/3 C. frozen diced onion
sprinkle a good amount of dried parsley
1 tsp of chili powder
small can of diced green chiles
grind in a good amount of black pepper and a bit of salt
This was plenty for 2 adults and 4 kids, with leftovers.
Well-liked, with the exception of the kiddo that doesn't eat corn.
There is a bite to this chowder that isn't in many other corn chowder recipes. I kind of like it!
It was so yummy with some sprinkled bacon on top!
* So, I chose this recipe because it would have been a quick dump in the slow cooker and let it heat. Come to find out, I was fresh out of frozen O'Brien potatoes. Well, I just diced up some raw potatoes, cooked until they were just starting to get soft, then stuck them in the freezer to cool off a bit. They came out perfect in the chowder. :-) However, that being said...I'll use frozen diced next time...due to convenience.
I'm not big on canned things but we don't have a garden anymore and I actually try to stay clear of corn. We don't eat a whole lot of it much...though I do like it! So, didn't have any frozen creamed corn like I use to have in the freezer...so canned it was. The other thing I like to do is make my own cream soup. I truly think it's better for us. It's not hard...but it takes time and preparation. I still keep a can or two of cream of chicken in my cupboard for the recipes that I really want to stay quick and not much fuss. It doesn't can well, I'm told. It doesn't freeze well, I'm told, and really...just when I leave it to store in the fridge...I'll forget about it and it will mold. :-D So, came across a recipe for a dry mix that you keep together and then add water to make the cream soup. I'll let you know how it goes! :-D
Would love to see comments about how you get around the canned goods in recipes!