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Weight Watchers Spicy Corn Chowder

This Weight Watchers Spicy Corn Chowder is silky and delicious. It makes a wonderful dinner any time of the year.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chowder, corn, soup, Weight Watchers
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 342 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. ground Chorizo sausage
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots finely chopped
  • ½ large white onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic finely minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped
  • 6 c. chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 lbs. Russet potatoes chopped
  • 4 ears sweet corn kernels only
  • 2 t. fresh oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ c. fat-free half and half tempered
  • fresh chives optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Wash all vegetables and pat dry before chopping.

  2. Potatoes peels can be left on or removed according to personal preference.
  3. Brown chorizo sausage in a large, skillet with high sides over medium-high heat. 

  4. Transfer sausage to a plate and drain all but 1-2 tablespoons of fat from skillet.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and add chopped celery, carrots, onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper to skillet. Sauté for several minutes, stirring continually, until vegetables are soft and fragrant.
  6. Return sausage to skillet, along with chicken or vegetable stock. Add potatoes, sweet corn, oregano, and bay leaf to skillet. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until heated through and potatoes are tender, approximately 20 minutes. Stir occasionally while cooking.
  8. Transfer 3-4 cups of soup mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Pour pureed soup mixture back into skillet and stir to combine.  Be sure to read the safety tip below before this step!!

  9. To prevent curdling, add 2-3 tablespoons of hot soup mixture, one tablespoon at a time, to half and half before stirring into the skillet. Stir to combine and simmer another 5-10 minutes to heat through. Remove bay leaf and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

SAFETY TIP:  Use extreme caution when blending hot liquids as they can explode. Cool slightly and make sure the lid to your blender is properly ventilated before proceeding.

Weight Watchers WW Points:  this soup makes approximately 8 cups.  Serving size is 1 cup.  Each serving is 3 points on myWW Purple, 6 points for myWW Blue and 8 points on myWW Green.

Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers Spicy Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 643mg28%
Potassium 989mg28%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2657IU53%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.