Slow cooker corn and kielbasa chowder is a filling and warming meal that takes very little effort to put together. It is creamy, filled with flavor and easy to make.
This creamy chowder has it all, potatoes, sausage, corn, green chilies and big flavor. It is hearty and perfect for a chilly day.
Having great crockpot recipes on hand makes getting delicious meals on the table possible, even on the busiest days. This corn and sausage chowder is a perfect example of that.
Other than dicing potatoes and slicing the sausage, everything is just dump and go. So you can certainly put it together before work and come home to a delicious meal.
Serve it on its own or top your bowl with a little cheese and some soup crackers. It is sure to make your tummy and taste buds happy.
Big Flavor, Small Effort
Using kielbasa in a recipe is such a great way to add great big flavor without much effort. It adds smokiness and spice without any measuring or emptying the spice cabinet.
Between that, the black pepper and green chilies this chowder does have a little bit of heat to it. Feel free to dial back the black pepper or omit the chilies if you want it a little bit milder.
The canned cream corn and frozen sweet corn help to balance out the spice. They also help to make this soup feel like a meal.
Tips, Tricks and Ingredient Notes
You can use whatever kind of potatoes you have. I used russets in this batch, but red or Yukon gold would work as well.
If you don’t have frozen corn, a couple of cans of corn will work in it’s place. It will be great either way.
As written, there is a lot of sausage in this chowder. That helps my husband to feel like the soup is a meal and not a starter.
However, you can easily cut the sausage in half if you want. It will still be flavorful and will make this chowder even more economical.
If you are concerned about the heat level in this chowder, feel free to omit the black pepper and green chilies to start. Taste the soup once it is cooked and add pepper to taste.
More Easy Crockpot Recipes
If you like slow cooker soups, try making Buffalo chicken chili in the crockpot. It is another fun recipe that has big flavor with minimal ingredients and prep work.
Crockpot ham and bean soup is a classic for a reason. It is the perfect use for a ham bone after a big holiday meal.
For something different, try making creamy chicken in gravy in a crockpot. We love serving ours over mashed potatoes, but you can serve it over egg noodles, rice or even as a sandwich.
For more recipe inspiration, check out my full collection of crockpot recipes.
- 2 lb. Kielbasa
- 2 14.5 oz. cans creamed corn
- 12 oz. frozen corn
- 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
- 3 medium potatoes
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon dehydrated minced onion
- 12 oz. can evaporated milk
- Slice kielbasa into bite sized pieces.
- Clean potatoes and cut into about 1/2 inch cubes.
- Put all ingredients in crockpot. Don't worry if it doesnt seem like quite enough liquid.
- Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours.
- If you want to thicken your chowder, make a slurry of a Tablespoon of cornstarch and a Tablespoon or two of water. Stir it into the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes. For a thinner chowder, add a splash of milk or water.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week.
If you don't like a lot of spice, omit the black pepper and chilies. Then taste the cooked soup and add black pepper to taste.
If you like your food even spicier, try using a can of diced jalapenos in place of the green chilies.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please view my disclosure page for more information.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 619Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1767mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 23g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.