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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 209.5
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.1 mg
  • Sodium: 63.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g

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Corn Chowder


Corn Chowder

Introduction

Using low-fat milk instead of cream lowers the saturated fat content in this hearty summer soup. Using low-fat milk instead of cream lowers the saturated fat content in this hearty summer soup.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients



    • 1 tablespoon olive oil


    • 2 tablespoons finely diced celery


    • 2 tablespoons finely diced onion


    • 2 tablespoons finely diced green pepper


    • 1 package frozen whole kernel corn (10 oz.)


    • 1 cup peeled, diced, 1/2" raw potatoes


    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


    • 1 cup water


    • 1/4 teaspoon salt


    • black pepper to taste


    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


    • 2 tablespoons flour


    • 2 cups low-fat (1%) or skim milk


    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced



Directions

1. Heat oil in medium saucepan.



2. Add celery, onion, and green pepper and saute for 2 minutes.



3. Add corn, potatoes, water, salt, pepper, and paprika. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium; and cook, covered, about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.



4. Place 1/2 cup milk in a jar with tight fitting lid. Add flour and shake vigorously.



5. Add gradually to cooked vegetables and add remaining milk.



6. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley.



Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 1 cup






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  • 64 of 66 people found this review helpful
    If you want a creamier soup without adding calories, put a portion in the blender. I always do that when making corn or potato soup to get a rich texture without cream. - 9/29/09

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  • Very Good
    58 of 60 people found this review helpful
    My family and I really enjoyed this recipe. I substituted low fat chicken broth for the water and added a very small amount of lean back bacon to make it a bit more hardy. We all really enjoyed it!! - 8/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    43 of 47 people found this review helpful
    Try adding a little corn meal to thicken. Mix corn meal with a little water before adding to chowder. - 10/15/08

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  • Very Good
    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
    I would definitely do the chicken broth instead of water because although it was good, it lacked a bit of the salty flavor. - 11/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    30 of 32 people found this review helpful
    I LOVED THIS! I fixed the blandness by using 1/2 - 3/4 tsp. of salt. That's all it needed. Phenomenal!
    - 12/31/08

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  • Very Good
    29 of 36 people found this review helpful
    I fried up some chopped bacon then added vegies and sauted them before adding liquid, few chilli flakes and cumin. I also use frozen corn and cream of corn instead of flour to thicken soup. - 4/18/09

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  • Very Good
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I added way more vegis than the recipe called for (I heart onions and celery) and it turned out delicious. It didn't thicken up for me, even after I boiled the bageesus out of it, but its tastey :) - 2/25/09

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  • Very Good
    25 of 30 people found this review helpful
    I used chicken stock instead of water, added carrots, and used skim milk. I think you could get away with using dried parsley as well. It was a hit with my vegetarian son! - 10/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I read the reviews and did some of the additions, evap.skim milk, chichen broth, a little chipolti powde and lump crab. It was great and filling. I look forward to the leftovers for lunch tommorrow.
    - 8/2/09

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  • Very Good
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Great! Definitely slightly thin, so I may thicken it more...and adding a bit of meat (ham, turkey bacon) would give it a kick. Tasty! - 10/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent. I didn't add the pepper instead I used more celery and potato. My whole family really enjoyed it. A bonus - it's not only delicious but quick! Thanks for sharing. - 11/2/07

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!! My kids really liked this, I used the fat free half and half instead of milk. And I did not add the green pepper. Mine thickened up just fine. I did add extra salt and pepper and dried parsley for added flavor. Will definitely make this again!!! Thank you for a great low fat soup! - 10/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
    This is a wonderful recipe and very easy. I modified it by increasing the ingredients so it can feed my family. I also added garlic and green onions and shrimp to make it a Shrimp and Corn Chowder. I also used low sodium/low fat chicken broth instead of water. Delicious!!! - 10/15/07

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  • Very Good
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Nice. My husband liked it. Did need extra spices and if you add a little extra vegetables and less milk this recipe will come out thick enough. Peace - 1/2/09

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  • Very Good
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh corn cut off the cob, extra celery and onions and I thickened it with a little instant mashed potato instead of flour. It was great! - 9/29/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I really loved this recipe just as it is. It is definitely a keeper. - 11/16/08

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  • Very Good
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Next time I make this I'm going to use chicken broth instead of water.Very quick and easy.Tastes good too. - 9/29/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I added a bit of garlic powder. Thanks for sharing! - 10/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely fantastic! It took very little time to make, with simple, wholesome ingredients. My family loved it (requested we serve it in a bread boule next time). I omitted the green pepper, added chopped garlic and totally forgot I had no paprika, used the fat free cream and it turned out perfect. - 10/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made this following the recipe exactly. Very very good! It was a little thin, so I thickened it with a little cornstarch and water and let it boil longer as I stirred.
    Very good! - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    My family loved this! My daughter had seconds and my son didn't even complain (he almost always doesn't like good food.) I ended up having to add just a tid bit more flour to get it to thicken. - 11/1/08

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    i love it and i can put othe items in it like diced ham etc. cumin makes a wonderful addition - 10/15/08

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I really like the taste of this soup and have made it a couple times. The only problem that I have with it is that it is quite thin. You may want to add less milk/water to make it thicker. - 3/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made this several weeks ago, and again last week. My family really enjoed it. I added three cubed chicken breasts to the recipe to make it more hearty. It is a recipe that my family requests often! - 10/11/09

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  • Bad
    10 of 24 people found this review helpful
    We didn't care for this and I ended up throwing it out. It would be better with out the green pepper. - 8/12/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used low sodium chicken broth, garlic, extra onions and added diced leftover chcken. Next time I will use more potatoes for extra thickening. - 9/29/09

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I have never made Corn Chowder before and this was good. - 4/19/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I added some Healthy Choice Smoked Sausage with this and it was a hit. It's now one of our winter foods :) - 11/26/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was a nice chowder....easy to make and tasty! - 10/22/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I added some chopped shrimp to this recipe and also some red pepper flakes and a pinch or nutmeg. It was very tasty. My boys ate it too! - 10/16/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was great - my husband liked it too. Next time I will double the veggies and use half the water, though. - 10/16/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Delicious soup. I've made it a few times and love it. - 5/21/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this. Made a few changes - was short on time, so used those diced potatoes you find in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. When I added the water, I threw in about a Tbls of chicken bouillon granules, used 1 can evap skim milk (rest 1%) and added 4 slices of cooked turkey bacon. - 10/12/09

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  • Good
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Good, but skip the flour for thickening by removing some of the soup, blending the rest with a hand blender and then returning the other soup to the pot. And I hope that anyone with a thyroid condition is NOT adding any type of soy product to their foods. (just a note) - 10/11/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good, but I added 1 TBL of Splenda and two chicken breasts cubed and made a wholesome meal for two out of it. - 9/19/09

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I use condensed milk instead of flour and milk. it still makes it great without the bad flour effect. - 9/19/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I gave this recipe 5 stars I made it for my family they love it - 8/19/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Even hubby enjoyed this and he isn't a big veggie person. Would also be good with some diced chicken breast.
    - 4/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i like to roast the corn in a skillet befor adding to the soup - 10/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Have made it several times now. I always need to thicken it up more, but everyone loves it when I bring out this soup. Making some tonight, as a matter of fact! - 3/30/08

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  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Just made this soup for lunch. It was good. I added a small roma tomato and garlic. Instead of the parsley and celery I used a little oregano. - 1/20/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I liked this but I agree that it is a little thin. I would make it with a little less milk. But it tastes great! A new favorite! - 1/19/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Delish! I'm glad I read some of the comments - I adjusted accordingly by adding a little less liquid and also added a small, chopped, hot red pepper to give it some oomph and color. I also doubled the recipe because I like to big-batch soup, freezing some for later. - 10/23/07

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I make corn chowder much the same only leave the green pepper out. I cook the celery and potato together then add frozen corn and a can of creamed corn then add your 1% milk (I use carnation milk and the water that the potato & celery were cooked in. Seasoning as you like and a dab of butter Nana B - 10/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I really liked this. I added a tad of curry powder, turmeric, and garlic salt and blended with an immersion blender. Very delicous. - 10/24/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I omitted the green peppers. The soup was good but a bit too watery. - 10/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh corn and scraped the cobs to get the "milk" for this soup. I also added sazon and shrimp, these additions took it off the hook. I also added some baby bam that I make and keep in the freezer. - 9/29/09

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I have used a similar recipe before but add chopped cooked chicken to provide more protein, chicken broth instead of water, canned cream corn (2 large cans) as well as 1 large can (or fresh) whole corn niblets. To spice it up a little, I also add curry and red pepper to taste. Good luck, everyone! - 9/29/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe and so did my family. I added another fourth t. of salt and doubled it so that I could freeze parts of it for lunch or dinner at a later date. I give it 4 and one half stars. - 4/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love chowder and I found this recipe a great substitute. I add less milk, I enjoy a thicker base. Additional spices were needed to give it more flavor. - 10/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My hubby added a can of sodium-free chicken to this. It was amazing! I loved it! - 4/21/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Both my husband and I liked this recipe. - 10/18/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Next time I need to double the recipe because my son kept asking for more! Also, I think I'm gonna used creamed corn and less milk and also add some ham or stew meat. Mine didn't thicken very well so I just added some cornmeal until it was thick enough. Otherwise very tasty! - 10/25/09

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was a little bland, but good enough to use up left-over corn that I had on hand. It needed more spice. If I make it again I'll add something to it, maybe a little red pepper. - 10/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will be making this one again. It was so good. The only thing I did was substitute cornstarch for the flour. - 9/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful fall soup, great to eat on our already crisp fall days. Easy to prepare. Great tasting - 9/19/09

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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful comfort food on a cool Fall evening - thanks for making this recipe fit in a diet plan. - 9/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I didn't put in the onions, and used whole milk and it was delicious. I will make this again. - 4/19/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    so glad that it is made healthy I loved this recipe
    just leave out the green peppers - 4/18/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Positively excellent. I will make it again. - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i love corn chowder, but stay away from it cause it's so fattening. This was a perfect, healthy alternative and it was very tasty! i added some hot pepper, and garlic for added flavor. thanks for sharing! - 9/21/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    delicious--I used chicken stock instead of water and added a few more vegetables. This one is a winner! - 10/15/09

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe with addition of evaporated milk and chicken broth and it was great. - 10/12/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I don't like chowder but this one was great. - 10/15/08

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will try this but add a can of cream style corn to the mix. Also better to use bacon for the base. Adds the salt and smokey flavour of a good chowder. No peppers. - 4/18/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have made this corn but I left out the green peppers as I can't have them,
    This is a great soup I will give this recipe a 4 star rating - 1/5/08

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It just did'nt have enough flavor for me. But my family loved it. - 11/25/07

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I found this a little bland. Next time will add some chicken broth or some of the other suggestions. - 11/3/07

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really like this recipe, but I leave out the bell pepper because it gives me crazy heartburn and the celery( I just don't care for cooked celery) and I add a little more milk, otherwise its great. - 10/15/07

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just made this and have to agree that it is a bit bland. I added dried chipotle and some cayenne powder, but this didn't help. For the leftovers, I added more onion and some garlic and hope that this will give it some more flavor. - 3/13/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just made this for my lunch and have to say that I enjoyed it very much, and will have no hesitation making this recipe again. - 1/2/10

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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    really good, skipped the peppers and celery and added more potatoes, (puree 1/2c.) to thicken.. and swapped chicken broth for water - 1/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love this soup.. Very Delicious. Will make again.. - 1/2/10

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is fantastic! My DH who is wary of all veges loved it too...added a bit of red chilli sauce to spice it up a bit...Thank u this is going to be a regular in my house - 12/30/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    served with a hunk of great sourdough, this soup was awesome!! - 12/2/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love corn chowder and this one is good. - 11/19/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    delicious i added some chicken and chopped carrots - 11/19/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband LOVES this recipe. I make this frequently. - 11/19/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    good but i like more spices added! - 11/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love corn so this recipe is a keeper. It was a bit bland, but next time I will throw in some turkey bacon for more flavor. It thickened up nicely for me. Will make again for sure! - 10/14/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved it, was fast and easy and delicious. Thank you. - 10/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great for a cold Fall night. Family loved it. - 10/11/09

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made a Corn and butternut squash chowder soup from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine, and just left out the heavy cream. It was made with onion, butternut squash, frozen corn, 33% less sodium chicken broth, olive oil, curry powder, & pepper. It was really good & very easy to make. - 9/29/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fab flavour!! really yummy and simple to make - 9/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    corn chowder is one of my favorite winter soups - 8/10/09

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    love it....great for on a cool sunday evening! - 12/31/08

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Excellant, perfect recipe for a cold day! - 10/16/08

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    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Yummy for the tummy - 10/15/08

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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love it - 11/13/07

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  • 2 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I plan to make this and will probably leave out the green pepper. I would think it wouldn't be a very hearty tasting soup with just skim milk so I plan to use Darigold's Fat Free Half & Half--it gives a rich taste without the fat and calories. - 10/17/07

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Using chicken broth would make this tastier. Also, to thicken w/o cream, I put half of the bulk in a blender and use some instant mashed potato flakes for consistency. I season it more as well. Good base recipe but 'Make it your own!'. What's with the double spaces.. yikes! - 8/10/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We made this tonight, without changes and felt it was very satisfying. A keeper. I have to watch carbs, and this fit within what is o.k. per meal, but I have a hard time believing the carb count for a full cup, with all that corn and potato! Can it be true? - 9/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a pinch of chili powder and some sliced mushrooms. GREAT - 2/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We left out the green pepper and changed milk to fat free half and half and the whole family loved it. By making these changes this is a kid friendly recipe we will make again. Yum!! - 1/27/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love this added roasted chicken leftovers n choppednbaby carrots n potabellas it was great - 11/19/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was okay but not chowdery enough for my taste. We threw the rest out because it was not what we wanted at all. - 10/19/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good and comforting. After reading all the comments about the thinness, I think I will make it thick by puréeing half of it and then combining the two halves. - 10/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Bought 14 starchy corns on the cob and looking for recipes such as this one...great! - 9/29/09

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    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I like this and corn is my fave! - 4/18/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Blending some silken tofu into the soup would probably do a great job of thickening it while keeping it healthy and low fat! Looking forward to making it and incorporating some of the tips below! - 10/15/07

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