Fall is pretty much my favorite time of year. The cooler weather, the festive holidays, the food - need I say more?! I've teamed up with Mirum Shopper to share a fall favorite with you, Autumn Corn Chowder.
My son just loves helping in the kitchen lately. I bought him his own little chef hat and apron so he'd look the part while helping us prepare dinner and he's been eating it up. Not only is he learning some important life skills, but he's also more willing to try new foods when he gets to handle them and help cook them. That is HUGE for this picky eater. I feel like I'm totally winning in the mom department lately because of it. One thing that he's always been resistant to try is corn. Don't ask me why since he devours corn bread and corn dogs, but actual corn kernels is a definite "no" for him. That's why I was excited to prepare an Autumn Corn Chowder with him.
What I love about this Autumn Corn Chowder recipe is that it includes a lot of ingredients my kids don't normally eat (like butternut squash and leeks), but that I love. Since it's a chowder it kind of camouflages them in a yummy, hearty meal. Also, since my kids are in the mix it's an entire experience for our family, not just a meal.
To get cooking, we head to Target to gather our ingredients. Anytime I can buy fresh produce, household items, and my entire wardrobe in one place, I feel pretty good about life. For these recipes, we stocked up on Knorr products (and there's a great deal on them at Target - just scroll down to see), then got to work. I love spending time with my little guy in the kitchen, and saving money on the products we need at Target is just the icing on the cake.
This recipe is full of colorful vegetables and flavor. It screams Autumn and is perfect for warming you up at the end of a chilly day.
Here's how we make Autumn Corn Chowder
Autumn Corn Chowder
- 2 slices reduced sodium bacon optional - my son is not a fan so we skipped this
- ½ cup leek finely chopped, white parts only
- 10 ounces peeled butternut squash finely chopped
- 2 stalks celery finely chopped
- 2 cups fresh corn or thawed frozen corn
- 8 cups water
- 1 tub Knorr® Homestyle Stock - Reduced Sodium Chicken
- 1 package Knorr® Rice Sides™ - Chicken flavor
Cook bacon in large saucepot until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon from saucepot. Set aside and reserve drippings. If not using bacon, obviously skip this step.
Cook leek, squash, celery and corn in reserved drippings over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add water and bring to boil then reduce heat to medium low and cook 10 minutes. Remove 2 cups of broth and vegetables and set aside.
Stir in Knorr® Homestyle Stock - Reduced Sodium Chicken and Knorr® Rice Sides™ - Chicken flavor. Cover and cook 7 minutes or until rice is tender.
Meanwhile, process reserved 2 cups broth and vegetables in blender until smooth; stir into saucepot and cook until heated through. Garnish, if desired, with fresh parsley.
TIP: Nothing beats fresh vegetables - but frozen or canned vegetables save time and can be just as nutritious. Look for no added sugar, fat or salt varieties.
Are you ready to get cookin' with your kids? Right now, you can save on the products you need to create this recipes and more! Head to your local Target to stock up on the ingredients.
What recipes will you be making with your kids this fall?
I'd love to hear your plans for #FallFamilyCooking!
Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own.
Amber Ludwig says
Ooh totally agreed!! A lot of ingredients my son wouldn't normally eat but I bet he would in soup form!! Great way to get veggies into his life by surprise 🙂 And he adores corn!! We will have to try this!! Yay for soup weather!
Linda Manns says
This sounds like a great, easy meal for a cool autumn dinner. I will be making this for my family. Thank you so much for sharing
Cherie olszewski says
Looks delicious and very easy to make!
Marie Kozloski says
This Corn Chowder looks soooo yummy. Happen to be going grocery shopping today and my list just got bigger! Thanks!!
Charity McClain says
This sounds so yummy, I am going to have to save this one for the future, we are always looking for something different
Tiffany Cheung says
Never tried it with leek and squash, but this look like a really healthy and delicious recipe! Will be giving it a try! Thanks!
Deborah D says
My kids would definitely eat this! It is really healthy and they won't even know it. What more can you ask for?!
Kristen Schwarz says
This looks delicious. I think this would be a perfect addition to our thanksgiving feast.
Looks super yummy!
Jan Lee says
I'd make this but omit the squash and add more corn and leeks 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
Kathy Owens says
This is a nice site to start following thanks!!!!
cynthia dunphy says
I will try this but I am Normally not a fan of squash
Brittani Donahoo says
This sounds yummy! I'm definitely going to try this during my son's food therapy. Thanks!
Lisa Garland says
It has some great ingredients and is such a beautiful color. Definitely worth trying!!
DENISE LOW says
Thank you for the recipe. I would love to make this one when it gets chilly outside.
Felicia Leibach says
This maybe one recipe my children might actually eat Ty so much for sharing
Pamela Smith says
Looks delicious I need to try! Thanks for the recipe.
Kelly Shafer says
It's not quite cool enough here for soups yet but this is going in my arsenal. Sounds delicious!
Joeanne steras says
This looks delicious. I love making soups in the fall and winter months.
Amber Enlow says
Looks delicious!!! Unfortunately I can't make it in my house because I am the only one who would eat it!
Leslie O. says
I am a SOUP girl, especially this time of year! This looks so yummy--I am anxious to try it. I am hoping my kids would like it too.
Suzanne Bernier says
This looks delicious I'd love to try it sometime. Especially in the colder months soup is so perfect.
Ita Mae Brammer says
Looks very Interesting and Tasty, will have to cook this up for my husband who is a soup fanatic =)
Maggie Jakubczak says
I normally do not like corn chowder... however this recipe is full of so many layers - we may have to try it!
Amy N. says
It's a cool, grey fall day here in MI - this corn chowder looks really good right now! And, it looks so easy to make!
Kayla D. says
I'm not really a fan of corn chowder. :/
Kimberly Hunter says
Will have to try this with my family. Both my kids love corn and soup. I can't believe I never considered making this for them.
Amy Vail says
I would love to try its very fall
Trisha pool says
I am for sure trying this!! LOVE SQUASH!! Who would of thought to put squash in it?! Brilliant Idea!!
Trisha pool says
I am for sure trying this!! LOVE SQUASH!! Who would of thought to put squash in it?! Brilliant Idea!! I can't wait for thanksgiving. Making it for my specialty dish.
Lauren K says
This doesn't look very Chowder-y and I don't like the idea of "chicken flavoring" but the veggies sound yummy.
Lu J. says
This Autumn Corn Chowder is the best way to disguise all of those veggies that children don't necessarily like.
This is also hearty enough to warm everyone on those cold Autumn days!!
Sara Rutherford says
I can't wait to make this Corn Chowder recipe for my family. It looks delicious and so easy to make!
We will have to you to try this. My kids love chowder.
We get so much Butternut Squash in our CSA baskets, and none of us really like it straight - this might be an awesome way to use it up!
Sandy High says
corn chowder is my husbands favorite and a healthy meal.
jennifer Babich says
Love that you included the recipe. Cant wait to try it
Brandy Bramblett says
Thanks for the recipe that looks super yummy!!!
Laci vanCompernolle says
Thanks for sharing can't wait to use this!
Sounds like a good new fall meal.
We love fall soups and chowders! Clam chowder is our favorite.
Tara Kosing says
I wonder if this could be made vegetarian, if so I would love it 🙂
Looks like a great Fall soup.
Stephanie Ludwig says
I have got to try this out for my family! yum
sheryl von tersch fowler says
cooking with my sons was so great. Now as adults they do a lot of cooking for their own family
This corn chowder looks delicious! Kudos that your son will eat it. I still have fussy eaters but they're getting better about trying new things! My favorite fall recipe is actually a dessert and it's usually apple pie or apple crisp! My kids have recently gotten into helping me with whichever I make. And my son recently learned how to make pumpkin pancakes with his dad!
My family would like this.
Deana Mooney says
Thanks for the recipe. I love corn chowder, but I've never made it. Super easy.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks so yummy, and easy to do. I am definitely going to make this.
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
We are vegetarian, but I think I could substitute a few items and it still taste yummy!! This sounds like a wonderful Fall meal!!
Michelle Elizondo says
I love corn chowder
Carol s says
I will give this recipe a try soon. Sounds perfect for a cold rainy day
Shannon Serio says
I'm definitely stealing this recipe, sounds delicious
Kelly Freeman says
I have never tried this before but it looks super yummy
I'm not much of a cook, but if I COULD cook, this would be on the list!
June S. says
This autumn corn chowder recipe sounds like a great comfort food that I would enjoy making for my family.
Kathryn Cooper says
I have butternut squash right now!I will make this for church!
Dandi D says
I just love that it is soup weather now and I will have to try this yummy looking recipe!
Lisa Coomer Queen says
This looks yummy!
Monica Ray says
this sounds good i might have to try this
Kayla Norris says
Butternut squash is so great to identify in recipes. This one looks amazing. Love soups! Thanks for sharing
Heather in VA says
My kids love corn chowder and I'm always looking for ways to incorporate more squash in my recipes. This looks like a keeper!
Peggy S says
I love corn chowder. Not sure if this will inspire my daughter to eat anything but chicken noodle soup but I am willing to try.
Good way to hide vegetables from my picky daughter who hates to try anything new. & while I can't find a fresh whole squash out of season where I live, my local Wegmans does sell it already cut up in pieces. Will add to my list of recipes to try.
amber s says
Jessica M. says
I love recipes that kids will eat and enjoy that include more vegetables that I love! Definitely giving it a shot
Tara O. says
This recipe looks amazing! I think this is something my whole family would enjoy!
Laurie McClure says
I have not found a corn chowder recipe that I love so this is definitely on my "must try" list. And butternut squash is a great addition.
Stephanie F says
We usually just eat the chicken rice soups. This one looks yummy and will be a good alternative for colder months coming! Thanks for sharing!!
Renee Rousseau says
Corn Chowder is a staple in this house. I am definitely going to try this recipe and appreciated the excellent photo guides.
JJ Wong says
Soup is a nourishing meal for the entire family. Adding a grain like rice or orzo adds to the overall soup without altering the taste.
Crystal Banks says
This sounds yummy. I think this would be wonderful for my 3 picky eaters at home. Sounds and looks good. Can't wait to try this. Ty so much Girl for this Autumn delciciousness im going to cook.
Lorna Patrick says
This Corn Chowder looks amazing!! I am going to make it for my family!
Thanks for this recipe. It sounds delicious.
This chowder looks soooooo good!!!!
tammy smith says
This receipt sounds yummy I am going to make for the family. Thank you
Sue E says
I could live on just soup!! I love it and so does my family! I never thought of making this soup and I never heard of it. We love corn and we do eat things in soup that we would probably not have eaten otherwise. Good idea! Thanks for sharing!
Linda Manns says
This recipe sounds so good and easy to make. Lots of good veggies. I can't wait to give this a try. Thank you so much
Katie Bellamy says
This looks great!
Dotty J Boucher says
This is such a great recipe and I would probably leave out the bacon also, I love a soup that contains more vegetables and
rice than anything anyway. This will definitely be a nice soup to feed guest during the holiday season.
Laura Burgoyne says
Heather L. says
This looks fantastic! Anything that involves fresh vegetables on a chilly day is okay by me! Plus, it sounds delicious!
My family would love this dish! YUM 🙂
Katie Robinson says
This looks like a great warm and hardy soup for a cold day. This recipe would be very easy to make gluten free which is a must in my family. I would substitute the packaged rice for plain white rice or a brand that is certified gluten free.
Dawn Gnerer says
This recipe looks so good! I love the flavors of Autumn and often make a hamburger vegetable soup with rutabaga, carrots, celery, onion and whatever else we may have on hand that day. Everyone loves it and it is so healthy and nutritious for you at the same time as being delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Elizabeth S. says
The chowder looks amazing!! I'll definitely be making it for my family! My kids and I do a lot of baking during the holidays. I love trying out new cookie and dessert recipes. My favorite cookies are snicker doodles!
Saeah b says
Thx will try this
Looks delicious and a healthy meal. Maybe I can get my son to eat some veggies willingly with this soup.
Jo-Ann Brightman says
This looks like a delicious variation on corn chowder and I am going to try it soon.
Anne Fleuriot says
Cynthia M Volker says
Great Recipe and thanks for sharing. It is always fun to involve your kids in cooking projects. I have never had corn chowder and planning on making soon.
Linda Manns says
This corn chowder sounds so good. I have never made it before but I am going to try this recipe soon. Thank you so much for sharing this
DENISE LOW says
I have never tried to make corn chowder before. Looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing.
I don't know if my daughter would be down with this, but sounds much better than mac and cheese, and almost as easy!
Sandy Findley says
I'll have to try this. A new fall chowder/soup to try.
Kristen Schwarz says
This looks delicious! and I love how simple it is!
Amanda Wilson says
My boys love to help in in the kitchen too but they are not pick eaters they love Veggies can't wait to try this with them
Cindy Kong says
I'm not a fan of corn chowder, but I will make it for my husband and daughter, they love corn!
ellen beck says
This looks quite good! I will give you another way to get a picky eater especially of vegetables to eat- grow a garden! Just like cooking, they have invested time, and effort and they are more likely to try it. I like this recipe, it would be great on a cold day.
Karen Collins says
I have never had this before, but it looks like it would be delicious!
Joanna Price says
Yum, looks so good! I love the photography too.
Jessica Lodge says
Sounds delicious and so easy to make!
Sara A. says
I have been looking for a good corn chowder recipe. This one looks different and yummy!
Karen Propes says
I have never had Corn Chowder before. Thank you for the recipe, I think I will try it. It sounds good and perfect with the chilly evenings. Seeing the ingredients I know my family will love it. Thanks for sharing.
Lauryn R says
Yum, this corn chowder sounds delicious! I love soups when it's cold out, it's so comforting! I can't wait to try this, thank you so much for sharing! 🙂
KATHRYN TEEL says
Oh yum! Looks so good and fast and easy I love easy recipes! Especially ones that are so good for the winter can't wait to try it!
looks delicious! And something all my kids might actually eat!!! thanks for sharing
Christine Jensen says
OOh, that looks so good. I love using Knorr rice sides for meals. I like to take the Mexican rice and mix in cooked chicken, black beans, corn and shredded Mexican cheese blend. It is so good. The cheese melts and turns the sauce super creamy! Yummy
G K says
Corn Chowder is one of my favorite soups! I like the addition of rice to it!
Lauryn R says
This corn chowder recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I love Fall (and especially Winter!) and always look forward to the delicious foods that I finally get to make again. 🙂 I definitely can't wait to try this, thank you so much for sharing!
ellen beck says
This is something I would enjoy. I love butternut squash and it really keeps well so you can have it on hand. I love the taste of this squash, and I think this would be a great winter time warm up.