Corn, Sausage, Pepper & Potato Chowder

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 pound red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 8 ounces kielbasa, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion, garlic, and bell peppers in butter until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in broth, potatoes, pepper and cumin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  2. Place half the corn in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Stir pureed corn, remaining whole corn, kielbasa, milk and cream into soup. Simmer 20 minutes more.

Garden Vegetable Soup

  • 4 – 32 oz chicken broth

    Great way to use up fresh veggies!

  • 1 – 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ c celery, diced
  • 1 ½ c carrots, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • ¾ c cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 ½ c broccoli, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 2 c green beans, chopped
  • 2 ears of corn, removed from cob
  • 2 c small sea shell pasta

    The remaining ingredients

  • Couple pinches of salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

In a large pot, melt butter. Cook onions, celery and carrots until onions are translucent. Add chicken broth & remaining veggies (zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, green beans & corn) and stir well. Add salt, pepper, soy sauce, Worcestershire & tomato sauce and stir well. Simmer on medium-low heat for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Lastly, add pasta and continue to simmer about 15 minutes longer until pasta is al dente.

*This makes a LOT of soup (approximately 18 servings). Great to freeze for easy, quick future meals.

*This could easily be adapted to suit your tastes with or without any of the veggies I’ve used or those of your own choosing. I’ve used all fresh veggies but you could substitute frozen or canned, if needed. Also, you could add chicken or beef to make it an even hardier meal. To make it a ‘true’ vegetarian meal – use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Dice celery, onion & carrots and saute in butter

  • Dice zucchini, cauliflower & broccoli
  • Peel & dice potatoes and chop fresh green beans

    Cut corn kernels off of two ears of corn

    Add all ingredients to soup pot and simmer for approximately 1 hour

    Add sea shell pasta the last 15 minutes of simmering

    Finished product!

    Plenty left to freeze for future use!