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Corn Chowder {Slow Cooker}

Corn Chowder {Slow Cooker}

This hearty and comforting chowder has all the ingredients you love yet it’s very low in fat and so easy to make! Make it a soup and salad night by serving it up with a fresh spinach and cucumber salad.


  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cubed
  • 10 ounces frozen corn
  • 16oz Ham Steak, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • cilantro or flat leaf parsley for garnish

Makes 8


  1. Add celery, onion and potatoes to the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Layer corn and cubed ham on top. Add thyme, garlic powder and pepper. Pour water over the top and add bay leaf.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  4. Optional: For a creamier chowder, carefully scoop 2-3 cups of chowder out (avoiding ham) and blend in a blender or with an Immersion blender until thick and smooth, then return to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  5. Top with fresh cilantro or flat leaf parsley and serve hot.

Nutrition facts

Serves 8

calories: 180

calories from fat: 25

total fat: 2.8g

saturated fat: 0.9g

trans fat: 0.0g

cholesterol: 25mg

sodium: 727mg

potassium: 805mg

total carbohydrates: 25.8g

dietary fiber: 3.0g

sugars: 2.6g

protein: 14.1g

Photograph by Kelly Dabel. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


  • TadaM
    2 years ago

    Hi, I have a question. Wouldn’t the potatoes and corn spike my blood sugar?

  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi TadaM, Thanks for your question. Everyone is different in their tolerance. If you know that you don’t tolerate certain foods well, it may be best to avoid and opt for something else. Additionally, ones carbohydrate intake can vary depending on what you and your doctor and Dietitian have determined is best for you to meet your goals. This does have a fair amount of protein as well, which will help curb blood sugar spikes. Hope that is helpful. Let us know what type of recipes you’d like to see more of our on site! Best, Kelly, Community Moderator

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