Well, it is back. After a week off for Easter here is your latest Weekly Meal Deal. Just when you thought there wasn’t anything to do with that leftover ham, I come to the rescue! How about some Corn and Potato Chowder?!
Now, back in February when I was at Disney, they served this as an appetizer at a luncheon I attended. I have tried to replicate the recipe and I think I have finally done it! Now, the chowder they served was in individual ramekins topped with Puff pastry. I didn’t take it that far, but you certainly could! This would be so good with the Homemade French Bread from the other week!
This chowder is not just the perfect mix of savory and sweet, but it is so filling. I made it without the ham this evening and I am stuffed after one bowl! Talk about a great way to stretch a dollar! Cheap ingredients, and you feel completely stuffed afterward! My kind of meal! Plus it only took about 30 minutes from start to finish! WOO HOO!
This chowder goes perfectly with the little bites of ham in it! It is a great way to use those Easter leftovers that isn’t a casserole! You know the ones! Where your husband gives you that look across the table and says, ” Oh, there is still ham left?” YEP! There is, and I am not letting one bit of it go to waste!
An added, and unexpected bonus, to this meal is it is strangely a kid pleaser! My 2 year old ate an entire bowl! Go figure! Kids love corn, so this dish appeals to all ages!
Ok, I will quit babbling and give you the recipe all ready! Let me know how your family likes it!
Corn and Potato Chowder
- 2 cups canned corn (about 1 ½ cans) drained
- 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
- 1 TBSP Butter
- ¼ cup onion, diced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 ½ cups boiling water
- 2 cups hot milk
- 1 TBSP Corn Starch mixed with milk
- ¾ cup diced ham (optional)
Combine, in a large pot, all ingredients except milk and corn starch.
Cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 min.
Add Milk and Corn Starch, stirring well.
Bring to a boil and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
Add more salt and pepper to taste.
Ok, now everything is this recipe is fairly cheap and usually on hand. This is the price if you went to Publix to buy everything you needed today! These prices are for the current week with the coupons listed. A big thank you goes out to Michelle at I Heart Publix for the Ad preview and Matchups!
Here is this weeks shopping list! If you want to print one to take with you here is a printable Corn and Potato Chowder Shopping List !
- 1 Half Gallon Organic Valley Milk $3.50
- -$.75/1 Organic Valley Milk, any half gallon – Publix Greenwise, December 2009
- -$1/1 PRINT
Stack coupons and pay $1.75
- 2 Kraft Cracker Barrel Cheese $6.00
- -$1/2 Kraft Or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese, Shreds Or Chunk, Any (DND 9)
- (2) -$1.25/1 PRINT
Stack Coupons and pay $2.50 for 2 cheeses!
- 1 Green Giant Frozen Corn $1.00
- -$.50/1 PRINT
Use Coupon and Pay $0.50 in FL or Free where coupon doubles!
- Idaho Potatoes, 4 ct pkg, $1.99
Total after coupons in FL is $6.74
Total after coupons where Coupons double $6.24
Divide by 4
$1.56-$1.69 per person
plus extra milk, and an extra pack of cheese!