Slow cooker potato chowder

It’s fall and that means time for soups and warm meals!  I made this soup on Monday to get us through the next couple days.

Potato and Corn Chowder

This is a super, super easy recipe.  I used this recipe as the basis, but had to cut the ingredients down because the original wouldn’t fit in my 6-quart crockpot. I don’t remember if I posted this before, but if I did it has been a long time.


  • 3 pound  potatoes with skin, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 an onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 ounces of frozen kernel corn
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces of milk (I used 2%)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in the crock pot except for the  milk.  Don’t worry, the liquid will not cover all the potatoes and this is okay. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours.
Using a potato masher, mash some of the potatoes, but leave the soup somewhat chunky.  This will thicken it up.  Stir in the milk and let it heat through for another 5 minutes or so.  If you want a thinner soup, add more milk. Then serve with optional crumbled bacon or cheese (or both!).
This makes about 11-12 cups of soup.
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14 thoughts on “Slow cooker potato chowder

  1. Kim

    That looks delicious! I love chunky soups and that would be perfect!! Plus, the fact that you can make it in the crock pot makes me super happy!!

  2. Linda E.

    I may add some scallions and brocolli to this and yummy!
    thanks for sharing this on these very chilly days.

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