Are you yearning for a super tasty “dump and go” soup? Dig into this hearty Tex Mex Corn Chowder! This one-pot chowder is basic enough for the kids to love, yet complex enough for the grownups to enjoy as a well. Pair it with some corn muffins and a toasty fireplace for maximum warming effect! #cornchowder #chowder #soup #texmex
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Easy Dump-and-Go Tex Mex Corn Chowder
Go ahead. Cozy on up to a big bowl of this comforting corn chowder. I promise you’ll be so glad you did! Super easy to make with either fresh, canned or frozen corn, we make this soup year-round. I try to keep a pound or two of pork and turkey sausage in my freezer at all times for speedy weeknight meals like this soup, and I like taking this to potluck gatherings, too. My pot is always empty following the meal, a great indicator that everybody is a fan of this chowder.
5 Steps to Hosting A Cold-Weather Soup Exchange
I often hear how difficult it is to cook for one or two people. Sometimes it’s difficult to cut a recipe down, and if you create a full recipe, you’re eating that dish for what seems like months! So why not do a food swap to gain some variety? It’s easy and fun!
- Choose 3 friends with like-minded food interests, flavor palates, and cooking abilities.
- As a group, decide what soups/chowders/stews are to be part of the exchange and the day that the soups need to be ready to swap. (Choose recipes that will freeze well, which should be nearly any hearty soup, stew, or chowder.)
- Create your assigned soup, making 1 gallon (4 quarts or 16 cups). Keep one quart for yourself, placing the remaining prepared soup into 3 one-quart containers with lids.
- Meet with the group, giving each of your three friends a quart of the soup you’re created, having them do the same. Everybody leaves with 3 different soup varieties to make a total of 4 assorted soups you’ll now have in your stockpile. (How sweet is that??!)
- If needed, repackage your soups into smaller serving size containers and place into the freezer. To serve, soup in refrigeration, reheat and enjoy!
This could be done with so many different dishes- pastas, casseroles, meat dishes, skillet meals, etc. You’re only limited by your imagination and food budget.
Printable Tex Mex Corn Chowder Recipe
Tex Mex Corn Chowder
- 1 lb. ground pork sausage (may substitute ground beef, or ground turkey
- 1 tsp. granulated onion, or 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 cans Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup, 10 3/4 oz. each
- 2 cans diced tomatoes and green chilis (such as Rotel), with juices
- 1-2 cups sweet corn
- 2-3 cups milk, depending on how thick you prefer your chowder
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, brown sausage with granulated onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes until sausage is cooked throughout and onions are softened; drain fats.
Stir in soup, diced tomatoes and green chilis, sweet corn, and milk; bring chowder to a simmer then reduce heat to low, cooking chowder until all ingredients are hot throughout. Stir in cilantro.
Serve chowder garnished with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, salsa, tortilla chips, cheese, etc.
Click here for a list of my favorite Soups, Stews, & Chowders!
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