Turn Frozen Hash Browns into Easy Sausage Corn Chowder!
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Crock-Pot sausage corn chowder is a family favorite soup that’s easy to make any day of the week!
Need a Crock-Pot dinner idea for busy evenings?
Here’s an easy one you can put in the slow cooker and have it ready on those nights everyone has sports practice. Plus, these are common and inexpensive pantry and freezer ingredients you might already have on hand. Using a bag of frozen hash browns is an easy way to cut down on prep time.
The combination of the sweet corn and savory pieces of sausage is very satisfying and a crowd-pleaser. There’s nothing more comforting on a chilly day than a great bowl of soup!
If you opt to use store brands, you can make this easy sausage corn chowder for around $10 as an affordable hearty meal!
Easy Sausage Corn Chowder
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 3 HOURS 10 MINUTES
total time: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES
A hearty slow cooker soup that starts with frozen potatoes and ends as a hearty soup featuring sausage and corn.
- 3 c. frozen potato O'brien hash-browns with onions and peppers (half a bag)
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
- 15 oz. can creamed corn
- 10 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chicken broth
Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Mix with a large spoon.
Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or the low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Serves 4-5.
Tips for making the best sausage corn chowder:
- An optional step would be to first brown the sausage and onion in a skillet first on the stove. It’s great if you have the time, but honestly, I often skip it. It’s up to you and I wanted to mention it!
- If frozen hash browns are not desired, simply chop up a few fresh potatoes and bell pepper instead.
- Feel free to utilize frozen corn if that’s what you have on hand or maybe frozen chopped carrots. This is easy to adapt to taste and to utilize what is in your pantry.
- Sausage corn chowder is a very easy slow cooker meal, but I am sure you could add all ingredients to a pot on the stove and simmer until the potatoes and carrots are soft and cooked.
- Use your favorite brand and style of smoked sausage. I opted for andouille sausage this time, and really enjoyed the added flavor and touch of spicy flavor it added!
What a comforting sausage corn chowder.
We’ve been making this for years now after my sister-in-law was nice enough to share it with me. She actually calls it game day chowder as it’s a great football-watching meal. It’s one of my husband’s favorites and I think it’s one of those meals that tastes like it took lots of work, but is actually low effort!
Never hurts to have these type of recipes in your arsenal! Quick, easy and looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.
this looks great! Thanks for sharing!
Yum-E! Looks hearty and easy. I seriously have a thing for sausage so I am excited to try. Thanks for all your recipes!
I was just wondering what to make for dinner tomorrow night. Thank you for the great recipe!
i just got home from wal-mart and am making this for tomorrow night. putting in extra sausage and am using real potatoes. hope its yummy like picture looks. 🙂
Can’t wait to hear how you like it! 🙂
Yes, let us know how the real potatoes work out. I was thinking of doing the same thing.
Can I just say that I love this Lina person that is doing all the guest posts lately! Thank you so much for sharing all your cute, fun and creative ideas, I really want to be you. 🙂 And thank you Collin for letting her share them with us!
Wow that made my day 🙂 Thanks so much! So glad you are enjoying.
Lina rocks… so glad we found her! 🙂 We are hoping she’ll stick around and continue guest posting on Hip2Save.
I love that you posted this! Price Chopper is having a sale on smoked sausage!
I love slow cooker meals! Thanks for sharing!
We want more Lina! 🙂 Does she have a website or Pinterest page we can follow? Thanks for adding her into your Hiptosave posts.
So glad to hear that… she is so creative AND a great cook – what more could you ask for?! 🙂 We are hoping that Lina continues to post regularly on Hip2Save, so stay tuned for lots more awesome posts.
Thanks so much, Lina!
Do they make organic creamed corn, I wonder? I may have to make my own in order to make this recipe to avoid GMO corn. The recipe looks delicious, though!
My favorite soup is loaded baked potato, just made it yesterday. I’m excited to try this one.
I was wondering the same thing about the corn:)
I used my own sweet corn from my freezer that I put up earlier this year. I think it tasted just fine with it, instead of the canned version.
Thanks for this recipe! I don’t like to cook, except in slow cooker. I plan to use regular can corn and real potatoes.
I saw this first thing this morning and started chopping before I even had coffee! I had all the ingredients, but did use real potatos. It’s breaking them down exactly how they should be! Depending on your crock pot you may need to cook it longer, as the frozen would cook faster. However, I just cut them smaller. My Hubs is working from home today and has asked a zillion times if it’s done yet! We are both sampling it and it’s delicious! Thanks Lina!!!
So glad it worked out!
This is in the crockpot now!!! 🙂
I made this today, and husband and I love it. Smells good, tastes good. I made my own organic creamed corn (no GMO corn here) and I did 2 lbs of sausage instead of one. And a whole sweet onion, pureed. And 4.5 ounces of garlic, with 2 cups of organic ff milk instead of water, and shredded our own organic potatoes. YUM.
Just finished cooking this and it’s safe to say its delicious! I did a little tweaking, like sautéing the onions, celery and carrots first, then when I took the sausage out, I drained the grease and poured the corn and soup in to scrape up the flavors in the pan. I did use a fresh potato like everyone suggested as well. That’s what makes cooking fun, no rules 😉
That’s so correct! And I’m so happy you enjoyed! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
I’m putting this together now for the crockpot. Details to follow…….
This was a big hit in my mostly male 😉 household. I had no leftovers to put away!! I made this exactly as the recipe said except for a couple dashes of red pepper flakes. We like a little kick to our food. I love that this was so easy and cheap to make but tastes like you spent a lot of time on it. Can’t wait for more recipes!
made mine with a couple dashes of emeril’s bam YUM!
That sounds great!
Made this tonight and subbed half and half for the water since we like a richer chowder, and then added real potatoes instead of the frozen hash browns.
Flavor was still dull to me so I added the red pepper flakes, lots of pepper and extra garlic.
BIG hit. Thanks for sharing!
great – Thanks for sharing!