Chowder is one of my favourite comfort foods and this one, featuring: corn, potatoes and Italian sausage, is amazing! A chowder at it’s base is a milk or cream broth that’s thickened with a roux; flour cooked in a fat, in this case butter. Chowders often include seafood but you can use anything; I particularly like this combination of sweet corn with savoury sausage! This recipe starts out by cooking Italian sausage before setting it aside to cook veggies: onions, carrots and celery, in butter. Flour is sprinkled into butter and veggies and cooked until it turns a light golden brown before broth is added, to be thickened by the roux. Potatoes are then simmered until tender, along with the sausage, corn and herbs before the cream is added! I like to finish this chowder off by melting parmesan cheese in and adding fresh parsley and sliced green onions! This sausage and corn chowder is the perfect comfort food any time!
In the summer I like to use fresh corn and in the winter, frozen corn works well!
Italian Sausage Corn Chowder
A warm and comforting, creamy corn and potato chowder with tasty Italian sausage!
- 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
- 4 tablespoons flour (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 4 cups corn (fresh, frozen, or canned)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated (optional)
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Cook the sausage in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, breaking it apart as it cooks, until cooked through, and set aside.
- Add the butter to the pan and let it melt before adding the onion, carrots, and celery, and cooking until tender, about 7-10 minutes.
- Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and mix before sprinkling in the flour and cooking for a 2-3 minutes.
- Add the broth, sausage, potatoes, corn, oregano, and thyme, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
- Turn off the heat, mix in the cream and parmesan and let cheese melt into the soup before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix in the parsley and green onions and enjoy!
Option: Use Italian seasoning instead of the oregano and thyme.
Option: Add bacon!
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Delicious! and so easy! I cut the recipe in half as my husband is out tonight and is not fond of the grocery store’s sausage. His loss.Thank you for this yummy recipe.
I will also cut the recipe in half. My husband is also not fond of Italian sausage, but this recipe sounds too good to pass up.
Gayla Guenther says
OMG this is so very good. It’s cold and rainy today in Fort Worth, TX so the perfect day for a warm delicious soup. Made just the way you said and I would not change a thing. Delicious. Thank you
Do you think it would taste ok if I substituted coconut milk or cream?
That will work!
IMMEDIATELY stuck this on the meal plan! I know it will be good – I’ve never had a bad recipe of yours.
This recipe is made with a flavorful combination of Italian sausage, corn, potatoes, and herbs that come together in a creamy and savory broth! The dish comes together quickly and easily, making it a great option for busy weeknights. Serve with a side of crusty bread to complete the meal. Loved your recipe!!
– Jack from Skilletguy.com
The dish comes together quickly and easily, making it ideal for hectic weeknights. To round out the meal, serve with crusty bread. I really enjoyed your recipe!!
Rebecca Brown says
I made this last night and it’s delicious. I used chicken Italian sausage. For the last step, before I added the cream, I fished out some of the potatoes, put them into my small food processor with the cream, whizzed them together, and then added it back into the soup, which thickened it up really nicely. Tons of corn. It’s delicious. Can’t wait to have leftovers for dinner tonight.