Yields11 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 1/2 oz. dry mix

Servings 11


Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 172mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 32%
Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Illinois Prairie Corn Chowder

Ingredients
 23 White potatoes
 8 cups Chicken broth
 2 cups Heavy or whipping cream
Optional
 Add diced chicken breast, crabmeat, or clams to taste for meatier chowder.
 23 Ears of fresh corn
Directions

1. Peel and dice potatoes and place in a 4-quart pot.

2. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat and stir in contents of Illinois Prairie Corn Chowder Mix. Return to a simmer, cover and cook for 45 minutes.

4. Add heavy cream and heat uncovered on low for 30 minutes until slightly thickened.

5. Remove bay leaf before serving. If desired add salt and pepper to taste.

When fresh corn is available, cut the kernels off 2 or 3 cobs and set aside. Add cobs to the broth with the potatoes and continue with the recipe. Remove cobs and add the fresh corn with the cream.

Nutrition Tips

To boost vegetables, add along with potatoes, 1½ cups chopped cauliflower, broccoli, red pepper, or leeks.

To boost whole grains, and to further thicken soup add 1 cup quick oatmeal in final 10 minutes of cooking. Puree soup with hand immersion blender.

To give a Mediterranean twist, add 1 pound scallops or cut up firm white fish.

To cut saturated fat, puree 1 can low sodium corn with 1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat milk until creamy. Substitute for cream.

To cut sodium, prepare with low sodium broth. To cut sodium further, substitute water for half of the broth.

Inventive Variation

Scallops and Shrimp Chowder:
Add ½ pound each of scallops and peeled medium shrimp after adding the cream for last ten minutes of cooking time.

Slow Cooker Variation

Recommended crock pot: 4 quart.

Preparing the Soup:
• Peel and dice 2-3 potatoes and place potatoes and broth in the bowl of 4-quart slow cooker.
• Add contents of the Illinois Prairie Corn Chowder Mix, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
• Add cream and continue cooking on low 30 minutes to one hour. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Additional Tips:
• If fresh corn is in season, strip the kernels off 2 or 3 ears of corn and put the cobs in the slow cooker for the all-day cooking. Add the fresh kernels with the cream for the final hour of cooking.
• If adding fresh or frozen seafood, add that for the final hour of cooking also.
• Many people like to add cooked, shredded chicken.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 23 White potatoes
 8 cups Chicken broth
 2 cups Heavy or whipping cream
Optional
 Add diced chicken breast, crabmeat, or clams to taste for meatier chowder.
 23 Ears of fresh corn

Directions

Directions
1

1. Peel and dice potatoes and place in a 4-quart pot.

2

2. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.

3

3. Reduce heat and stir in contents of Illinois Prairie Corn Chowder Mix. Return to a simmer, cover and cook for 45 minutes.

4

4. Add heavy cream and heat uncovered on low for 30 minutes until slightly thickened.

5

5. Remove bay leaf before serving. If desired add salt and pepper to taste.

6

When fresh corn is available, cut the kernels off 2 or 3 cobs and set aside. Add cobs to the broth with the potatoes and continue with the recipe. Remove cobs and add the fresh corn with the cream.

Nutrition Tips
7

To boost vegetables, add along with potatoes, 1½ cups chopped cauliflower, broccoli, red pepper, or leeks.

To boost whole grains, and to further thicken soup add 1 cup quick oatmeal in final 10 minutes of cooking. Puree soup with hand immersion blender.

To give a Mediterranean twist, add 1 pound scallops or cut up firm white fish.

To cut saturated fat, puree 1 can low sodium corn with 1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat milk until creamy. Substitute for cream.

To cut sodium, prepare with low sodium broth. To cut sodium further, substitute water for half of the broth.

Inventive Variation
8

Scallops and Shrimp Chowder:
Add ½ pound each of scallops and peeled medium shrimp after adding the cream for last ten minutes of cooking time.

Slow Cooker Variation
9

Recommended crock pot: 4 quart.

Preparing the Soup:
• Peel and dice 2-3 potatoes and place potatoes and broth in the bowl of 4-quart slow cooker.
• Add contents of the Illinois Prairie Corn Chowder Mix, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
• Add cream and continue cooking on low 30 minutes to one hour. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Additional Tips:
• If fresh corn is in season, strip the kernels off 2 or 3 ears of corn and put the cobs in the slow cooker for the all-day cooking. Add the fresh kernels with the cream for the final hour of cooking.
• If adding fresh or frozen seafood, add that for the final hour of cooking also.
• Many people like to add cooked, shredded chicken.

Illinois Prairie Corn Chowder

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