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.
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
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!