Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder

This is definitely one of my "go to" recipes. It freezes really well too, so it's great to make in advance or give to someone having a baby. This comes from the "All Recipes" Cookbook. A great find at Half Price Books. They also have a website,

-2 Tbsp butter
-1 c chopped celery
-1 c chopped onion
-28 oz chicken broth
-3 c peeled and cubed potatoes (about 3 large baking potatoes)
-1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
-1 (2 oz) pkg country gravy mix
-2 c milk
-1 c shredded cheese (any kind that you like - I use the pizza blend)

1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Add chicken broth; bring to a boil. Add potato; cook over low to medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until potato is soft, stirring occasionally. Once potatoes are cooked, mash them. (I use a handheld mixer, but you can also just use a potato masher. Mash until the consistency you want - I like it a little chunky. :)

Before mashing:
After mashing:
3. Stir in corn; return to boiling. Dissolve gravy mix in milk; stir into boiling mixture. Add cheese; cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted.

And of course, a little cheese on top. :)

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