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Reader Recipe: Corn and Kielbasa Chowder

I was captivated when I first saw this TeamSugar photo — the potato and meat in the soup look chunky and hearty, and I can just taste the dill on the tip of my tongue. I was too enthralled to even notice that this recipe, with its step-by-step photos, was actually Syako's first attempt at food photography! If you, too, are tempted by the dinner possibility, then


Submitted by TeamSugar member Syako

Corn & Kielbasa Chowder - perfect for fall

Corn & Kielbasa Chowder - perfect for fall

Corn & Kielbasa Chowder - perfect for fall


  1. 8 ounces kielbasa, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  2. 2 onions, finely chopped
  3. 1 tablespoon butter
  4. One 14.5-ounce can chicken broth
  5. 1 large baking potato (about 12 ounces), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  6. 1 cup half-and-half
  7. One 1-pound bag frozen corn, thawed
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. Chopped fresh dill, for garnish


1. Heat a deep skillet or a wide 4- to 6-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the kielbasa and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

2. Add the onions and butter to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes.

Add the broth and potato and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer until the potato is tender, about 10 minutes.

Add the half-and-half and corn and cook, stirring, until heated through.
3. Using a blender or food processor, puree 1 cup chowder until smooth. Stir the puree back into the chowder along with the browned kielbasa and season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with the dill.

The final product:

drogers drogers 6 years
We had this for dinner the other night, it was excellent!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
Update: One year later, this delicious chowder is still a favorite at my house! As soon as the weather turns cold, my husband starts asking for this chowder at least once a week. It also freezes like a dream, so I can prepare large quantities and freeze for later, or for parties. :) Absolutely wonderful. :drool:
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
Wow nice job Syako! It looks amazing. I think I'll have to make this on the weekend. :)
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
Thanks syako, for the step by step photography on this chowder. It really looks delicious.
nancita nancita 9 years
Wow, Syako, you should take more photos of food. Plus, this chowder sounds delicious.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
syako, your photography is superb, and the recipe sounds so good that I am fixing it for supper tonight...there just happens to be all the ingredients in my pantry, except the half-and-half which I will pick up in town this afternoon. I really like corn chowders and with the cooler weather setting in, this will hit the spot. Substantial but not overly heavy. Thank you, syako!:)
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
this is so perfect for the fall - although i'm not much of a kilbasa person - but i like the rest of the stuff. i love how you've shared the step by step photos though - cause i'm more of a visual person when i have to make things.
syako syako 9 years
:oops: ;) This soup is the perfect "make it on sunday and eat it all week" dish. Yummo! :P
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
This looks so yummy, and that photo is great! Way to go Syako!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Oh, YUM! That looks amazing!
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