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Microwave Corn Chowder

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"'I used to cook for a tearoom, and this rich, sunny-colored chowder was a customer favorite,' reports Isabel Kublik of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 'It's a snap to make in the microwave because there's no scorching.'"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Place water in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; cover and heat until boiling. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, uncovered, on high for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender; set aside (do not drain).
  2. Meanwhile, in a 3-qt. dish, microwave butter on high for 50-60 seconds or until melted. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Cook, uncovered, on high for 6-7 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 2 minutes. Add the cheese. Heat for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Stir in the corn and reserved vegetables. Cook on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.


  • This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.


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EXCELLENT and simple. I added some leftover chicken breast and used the leaves off a stalk of celery and no one complained. Plus, cleanup was a breeze. It don't get no better. Yes, it does. I m...

I just finished making this recipe, and find the consistency to be great, but the flavor is a bit bland. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I reduced the cooking times by about half bec...

Comfort food at it's best! I add a little garlic too, and sometimes some sour cream or cream cheese at the end. Very, very yummy and easy!