Basic Corn Chowder

  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    This is chowder at its simplest: corn, onion, potatoes and milk, with a couple of chopped tomatoes and a handful of parsley to add flavor and color. Starting with bacon and finishing with cream makes a richer version of the dish. But you could easily expand its borders by adding curry powder and ginger, sour cream and cilantro. Or when the potato is replaced by rice and the cream with coconut milk, Southeast Asian seasonings can be added to make a chowder that has little in common with the original, save for its intense corn flavor. Featured in: Don't Toss Out The Cobs. 

    Ingredients

    • 4 to 6 ears of corn
    • 1 tablespoon butter or neutral oil, like canola or grapeseed
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tomatoes, cored, seeded and chopped (optional)
    • 1 cup whole or low-fat milk
    • ½ cup chopped parsley (optional)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 152 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 5.87%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.23%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 9 mg 2.95%
    • Sodium: 88 mg 3.65%
    • Calcium: 130 mg 13.05%
    • Potassium: 770 mg 22%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.03%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17.22%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 265.38%
    • Vitamin C 76.93%
    • Vitamin D 7.2%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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