Crockpot Corn and Potato Chowder

Date posted: July 22, 2014

Crockpot Corn and Potato ChowderMy mind has been working in all sorts of weird ways these days.  Like every meal idea that pops into my head makes me wonder “can that be done in the crockpot?”.  More often then not the answer is yes.  Except for, well, I can’t even think of anything at the moment!  But then there are those moments where I start making something I’ve been making for years and it’s more like a slap my forehead with my hand/why haven’t I been making it in the crockpot all along!

Crockpot Corn and Potato ChowderI’ve been making this recipe from Tyler Florence for as long as I can remember, making my own adaptations along the way.  Pretty much everyone who has walked though my door for dinner any number of times has had this at least one.  Whether they like it or not 😉  Hopefully they like it…I think they do!  At least that’s what they tell me!  And now I have an even easier way to have this cooking away while I have more fun chatting with my guests or even just hanging out with my family.

Crockpot Corn and Potato ChowderI use frozen sweet corn to keep it simple and you can change it up a bit depending on what kind of potatoes you use.  Almost any kind will work it just depends on the texture you prefer!  A regular russet potato will break down and make your soup thicker and be a little more mashed up.  Red potatoes hold their shape a little more and are super yummy.  My favorite of all is to use some gold or baby dutch potatoes!  They are nice and creamy with a little bite and while they are softened they don’t get mushy, even after cooking in the crock all day.

Crockpot Corn and Potato ChowderI just love the flavor of thyme in this soup.  In my opinion it really makes it go from ok to amazing.  If you don’t like thyme I think you could sub out something like rosemary or an Italian seasoning blend but really, thyme is totally the way to go.

Crockpot Corn and Potato ChowderLet the potatoes, corn and broth simmer all day with the spices.  Then come home and add in a cup of heavy cream and you will be in soup heaven.  Yes, an entire cup of cream.  I never said this was low-cal, but I did say it was yummy!!  Hits the spot every time!

Crockpot Corn and Potato Chowder

Crockpot Corn and Potato Chowder
  • 1 pound potatoes (red, white or gold - your choice)
  • 16oz bag frozen sweet corn kernels
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon thyme (depending on how much of the flavor you like)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for later)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (for later)
  • salt and pepper (for later)
  • chopped parsley for garnish, optional
  1. Place potatoes and frozen corn in crock
  2. Add flour and toss with vegetables to coat evenly
  3. Add garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and broth
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hour or high for 3-4 until potatoes are fork tender
  5. Add butter and cream and stir to combine until butter is melted and cream is warmed
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste after cream has been added (I used about ½ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper)
  7. Garnish with parsley if desired and serve
I used a 5 quart crock and cooked this on high for 4 hours

Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence

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45 thoughts on “Crockpot Corn and Potato Chowder

    1. Jennifer Post author

      Yes! Most recipes can be easily converted to stove top or oven. If you want any thoughts on specific recipes give me a holler and I will try to help. :)

  1. S.P. Young

    I wonder if half ‘n half instead of heavy cream would lighten up the calories. Cream is so delicious though!
    Can’t wait to try this!

  2. Heideh

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m not a great cook and it still turned out delicious! It’s really flavorful. I made a couple of small substitutions. I didn’t have quite enough corn and potatoes so I threw in some chopped carrots. Heavy cream tends to upset my stomach so I used whole milk instead. Turned out great!

  3. Melissa

    I’ve been wanting to try this! Just set my crockpot with the potatoes, corn, herbs and broth. I’ll be serving with my fresh baked herb bread. I know my daughters will love this :)

    1. Jennifer Post author

      Yes, be sure to let me know if everyone likes it!! I really wish I had a crock of this going right now at my house! It would be perfect on this rainy and thundery day :)

      1. Melissa

        My girls loved it, and so did I! When hubby gets home later tonight I’ll have a bowl ready for him too. And it was the perfect soup for a rainy chilly day :)

  4. staci

    Making this for dinner tonight. A friend of mine shared the recipe. My girls like soups but my oldest prefers the broth more than anything. So I doubled the vegetable broth.

  5. jody

    YUM! Thank you for sharing. I added a small onion, and used Southwest Corn (frozen). Also, I took your advice on the Thyme. I had ground Thyme, and fearing it was more powerful used only 1/2 tsp. It was perfect. Thank you.

  6. Priscilla F.

    Thanks for a lovely recipe. Made it up this morning after breakfast, (my homemade broth was frozen at that point), eyeballed the amount of potatoes, and used some fresh onion instead of powder. Was wonderful to have supper “done” by 11:00 in the morning, and a delicious supper it was! Love crockpot recipes!

  7. Kelli

    hello! I can’t wait to make this! I’m wondering if it freezes well? It’s just my husband and me so it would be nice to freeze half for another meal. What do you think? Thanks, Kelli

    1. Jennifer Post author

      No, unfortunately I don’t think it will freeze well. Potatoes can sometimes turn funny colors in the freezer and the cream would likely separate. But I think you could easily use a smaller slow cooker and just cut this recipe in half.

  8. Sydney

    Any chance you’ve done this without the cream? Some members of my family are lactose intolerant and I thought I’d try it with just the broth. Just wondered if you thought that would be good, too. Thanks for any thoughts :)

    1. Jennifer Post author

      I would suggest swapping out the cream with lactose free whole milk instead. I just don’t think this would be the same without the creaminess coming from somewhere.

    1. Jennifer Post author

      Hi Kari! I’m assuming you mean like a ground/crumbled sausage? I would probably lean toward cooking, draining and adding it at the end otherwise I wonder if it might leave too much grease in the soup?

  9. Eva

    I just made this and it’s absolutely delicious! And you’re right, the thyme gives the taste that special something:) I skipped the wine as I can’t have any alcohol, but I have made cream based sauces with white wine before and I can imagine how amazing it would be with white wine too, but even without it’s still perfectly delicious. To make up for the lack of alcohol, i sprinkle Correggio on top and it’s yummy! I’m so glad I made it, I’m pretty sure it will end up on the regulars list at home, will just have to add some meat to the portions served for my hubby :)

    Take Care!

    1. Jennifer Post author

      Hi Eva! Thanks so much!! This particular recipe doesn’t actually call for wine… just in case someone else reads the comments I don’t want them to get confused… but I think it could make a great addition :) Let me know what meat you add!! I’m thinking bacon or ham might work well?

  10. Eva

    Oh goodness you’re totally right, I don’t know how why i kept thinking it did, thanks for setting that straight! Bacon or ham sounds amazing, I’m sure my husband would love that. I’m not a big meat fan but the ham version sounds really appetizing to me, I think I’m gonna go with that one :) So far I had a bowl with just the potatoes and corn and it’s lovely, perfect for autumn as it’s getting pretty cold, it’s a bowl of cozy right there:) I’ve made such a huge batch I’ll be eating it for dinner all week and loving every second 😉

  11. Shawnie

    I made this vegan and it was delicious! I added 1 diced yellow onion, omitted the butter, and substituted 1 cup coconut cream for the heavy cream. So good and will definitely make again!


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