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Kielbasa & Corn Chowder

Kielbasa & Corn Chowder

A hearty, slightly sweet cold-weather chowder with the delicious bite of kielbasa. Canned corn means this is a fairly quick soup that will come together in under an hour.

Course Soup
Keyword sausage, soup, stovetop
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 369 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and diced, optional
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 russet potatoes peeled and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 15 oz cans sweet corn kernels drained and rinsed, "lower sodium" recommended
  • 6 oz pre-cooked Kielbasa sausage sliced
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 Tbsp chives chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven or soup pot, melt the butter.

  2. Add onion, peppers, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

  3. Sprinkle the flour over the veggies, stir, and cook for 2 more minutes until the floured veggies start to brown.

  4. Add the chicken broth, potatoes, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Bring the broth to a low boil, cover, and reduce the heat. Simmer for about 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

  6. Place one can of corn into food processor (or use a stick blender) and pulse to a puree. Stir the pureed corn and the other can of corn into the soup. Add the sausage and half and half and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

  7. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt or pepper if necessary. Serve in bowls and top with chives.

Recipe Notes

If you have family members who are sensitive to spice, but you still like some heat, omit the fresh jalapeño and chop up some pickled jalapeños to sprinkle on your own bowl.

Nutrition Facts
Kielbasa & Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 1108mg46%
Potassium 794mg23%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 953IU19%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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