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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Southwest Potato Corn Chowder

Yesterday I mentioned we cleaned out the attic this weekend. And by 'we', I actually meant Mr. SP and the teenager. Our attic happens to be outside in the garage and, hello, it's freezing out there!!?? My Texas blood is thin...I start to whine when the temps dip below 50-degrees.

So I figured the least I could do was make them a warm, comforting dinner, and what's better on a cold, Sunday afternoon, than a pot of soup? The Simple Potato Soup has already been in heavy rotation around here, so I decided to kick it up a bit with a Southwest flavah. (That's like flavor, but with more flair and sass.)

Hi Sugarplum | Southwest Potato Corn Chowder

As soon as the boys walked back in and caught a whiff of this yumminess, they forgot all about my cowering inside from the cold.

Hi Sugarplum | Southwest Potato Corn Chowder

{What You Need}

1 small bag of butter potatoes, cut into cubes
32-oz chicken broth
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh corn
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8-oz sour cream (or greek yogurt if you aren't gluttonous like us)
handful of chopped fresh cilantro
crisply cooked bacon
salt and pepper to taste

 {What You Do}

* Place potatoes in large saucepan or dutch oven, and cover with water. Heat to boiling, then cover and simmer on low about 15-minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain.

* Mash 1 cup of the cooked potatoes, then return them all to the saucepan.

* Saute onion and corn in olive oil. (This step is optional, but I prefer it for a roasted flavor.)

* Stir in the broth, sugar, garlic salt, cayenne, corn, onions, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

* In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until well blended, then stir into potato mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and boils.

* Stir in cheese until melted, remove from heat, stir in sour cream and cilantro.

* Serve topped with bacon, jalapenos, and more cheese. Because why not?!

*adapted from here

Hi Sugarplum | Southwest Potato Corn Chowder

This is a thick and hearty soup, that sticks to your ribs, and warms your belly. It also sweet-talks your man into going back outside to clean the gutters. I caught the kids practically rubbing their faces in it, too...so it's a family winner.

Hi Sugarplum | Southwest Potato Corn Chowder

Do you have recipes that can make your man plow through a To-Do list? What comfort foods do you make when it's Alaska-cold outside? Stay warm, lovebugs!

12 comments:

  1. I'm the same way- I hate being cold, and this weather is not making me very happy. This soup looks delish- can't wait to try it. I made Hamburger Soup this weekend, and the only thing I regret is that I didn't double the recipe. It was crazy yum! I posted it yesterday on the blog because I just had to share the goodness :)

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  2. mmmm potato soup is the ultimate comfort food! the addition of corn and jalapenos sounds awesome! xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a giveaway on cornflake dreams

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  3. YUM! I make our version of potato soup with milk instead of sour cream but your version looks so good! btw, i've made that pretzel crack at least 3 times already. why is it so good?! congrats on the house!

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  4. You are after my heart with all those jalapenos, I love some heat!

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  5. Looks so good I could make it to eat all by myself if the kids wouldn't eat it. Looks like a hubby-pleaser for sure. Delish! Congratulations on the house.

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  6. We have a potato and corn soup on this week's menu. Might have to kick it up a notch!!

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  7. YUM! we were hooked on the potato one for so long . . . think this may have to appear in my kitchen. And I LOVE your bed. Great choice.

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  8. Yum! I'm gonna try this one. I've been on a roll for the last week making new meals.

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  9. My 10 year old daughter and I made this last night for dinner. OMG it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! This looks absolutely delicious! I've totally got to give this a try!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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