Corn Chowder - Slender Kitchen

Corn Chowder

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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As a child, my grandmother made us dinner every Friday and one of my favorite dishes she made in the winter was a warm corn chowder, full of fresh sweet corn. This recipe is inspired by her delicious dish but lightened up with evaporated milk which is a great substitute for heavy cream. It is also one of those dishes that tastes better after all the flavors have had a chance to combine overnight, so I usually make it on Sunday and then eat it for lunch or dinner throughout the week. I also use this base for a number of other chowders.

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Corn Chowder

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  • 6 cups fresh corn, cut off the cob
  • 2 cups canned nonfat evaporated milk
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 5 U sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 U onion, chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes, diced
  • 2 U stalks celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 U salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped

Nutritional Facts

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Amount Per Serving
Calories 234
Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 809mg
Total Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 17g
Protein 10g


  1. Melt the two tablespoons of butter in a large soup pot or dutch oven. Once the butter is melted, add in the onions, celery, thyme, and garlic and cook for about 7-10 minutes until soft and the onions become translucent. Make sure not to let the garlic burn or it will become bitter.
  2. Once the vegetables have become soft, sprinkle with the flour and stir to coat. This will help thicken the soup.
  3. Add the vegetable or chicken broth to the soup pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Once the vegetable broth is boiling, add in the 2 cups of evaporated milk and the potatoes. Bring to a boil again and allow everything to boil rapidly for about 7 minutes until the potatoes begin to break down slightly. This will help thicken the soup as well because the potato releases some of its starch. Before adding the corn, taste the broth and add a generous amount of salt and pepper to flavor the broth.
  5. Turn down the heat to a simmer and add in the fresh corn kernels. Allow to cook for between 8-10 minutes until the corn begins to become tender. If you are not planning on serving it that night, I would only cook the corn for about 4 minutes because it will continue to cook as the soup cools. Mix in the fresh parsley before serving to add some brightness to the dish.
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