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!!
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 :)
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
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!