This hearty soup has been a family favorite since I first acquired the recipe from a popular Wisconsin restaurant. Served with crusty French bread and a tossed salad, it is a great Saturday night supper. I've even served it to a group of 50 at a church luncheon. --Sue A. Jurack

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10 mins
30 mins
40 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the potatoes, water, salt, marjoram and pepper.

  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Add the corn, cream -style corn and milk; heat through.


TEST KITCHEN TIP Use sage-flavored bulk sausage to perk up this down-home soup.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 10.9g; carbohydrates 31.8g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 40.7mg; sodium 784.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (58)

Rating: 5 stars
I have made this soup successfully several times and here are my suggestions: -always use sage sausage -don't peel potatoes for rustic look/feel -half the amount of potatoes (add to your preference) -add potato flakes to thicken and cut simmering time -be generous with the majoram (powder also works) Good Luck! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I just joined this site today and I just finished cooking the sausage corn chower. Instead of using pork sasage, I used smoked beef sausage and this dish is delicious. In the future I will be vistiting this site often and I will be sure to tell my friends about it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I thought this was very good. i used an entire bag of frozen corn, no cream-style corn, chicken broth instead of water and rice milk for the evaporated milk, DH is lactose intolerant. it came out very well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and very easy to make! I did have a few issues during preparation, but it still turned out great! One problem was that after I cooked the sausage and added the potatoes, the 2 cups of water as called for didn't cover the potatoes, so I had to add more water...2 more cups. I also forgot to drain the meat, so it's probably good that I had more water to spread the fat out. Next time I may consider cooking the potatoes in a separate pot so that I don't have to add all the extra water. Also instead of adding potato flakes as some reviewers recommend, I simply removed some of the potatoes with a slotted spoon and mashed them up to give the soup a creamier texture. The great thing about this soup is that is still tastes great even if you don't make it just like the recipe says! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
For once I actually made a recipe as it calls for, and it was worth it! The sausage meat was really good in it- I used hot Italian ground pork and it gave a nice little kick. The potatoes softened up just enough at the end to thicken the chowder perfectly while keeping their firmness. My only complaint was it didn't have enough corn, but I used two corncobs rather than a can, so I'd assume the can had more kernals. Delicious comfort food! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This chowder was absolutely delicious. I didn't have to change a thing. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a hearty chowder to impress and satisfy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
WOW!!! This was really good!! I used Jimmy Dean hot pork sausage, red potatoes with skins on, and I added 2 cloves of minced garlic which I sauteed with the sausage and onions. I rarely write reviews, but this one deserved a good review!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was fantastic!! My family and I loved it. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good! I would step up the seasonings a bit though. I'm going to make this again next week with "home-made" sausage from the local Mexican market for some new flavors. Staple. Read More