I like things that are a little unexpected and unusual. But easy. Everyone raves about the full flavors and textures of this chowder. For the adventuresome--enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, saute onions in margarine. Stir in flour, chili powder, and cumin. Add corn, picante sauce, and broth. Bring to boil; remove from heat.

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  • Gradually add 1/4 cup hot mixture to cream cheese in a small bowl. Stir until blended.

  • Add cream cheese mixture and milk to saucepan, stirring until well blended. Heat through but do not boil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; 8.6 g protein; 29.5 g carbohydrates; 44.8 mg cholesterol; 705.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2005
We enjoyed this at my house and it was simple to make. I was worried about it being too spicey for my kids so I used mild picante sauce. DH & I might have liked a little more zip but it still had a nice flavor and the kids liked it. I added some chopped smoked turkey from my freezer and about 1 cup of black beans along with the corn and picante sauce. I also used a bit less corn than called for. This is a very rich dish but a nice winter warmer. Leftovers the next day were very good too. The second time I made this I wanted to use my crock pot. I combined all ingredients from step one in the crock and cooked for several hours. I did the cream cheese step an hour or so before serving. It worked great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2010
As written this didn't work for me. The texture was odd and then if I stopped stirring for more than a few seconds the cream cheese would separate. I wouldn't exactly say bland but it lacked something so I added a little bit of Velveeta and that did the trick. As written I have to give it a 3. Adding Velveeta bumped it to a 4. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2005
We enjoyed this at my house and it was simple to make. I was worried about it being too spicey for my kids so I used mild picante sauce. DH & I might have liked a little more zip but it still had a nice flavor and the kids liked it. I added some chopped smoked turkey from my freezer and about 1 cup of black beans along with the corn and picante sauce. I also used a bit less corn than called for. This is a very rich dish but a nice winter warmer. Leftovers the next day were very good too. The second time I made this I wanted to use my crock pot. I combined all ingredients from step one in the crock and cooked for several hours. I did the cream cheese step an hour or so before serving. It worked great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2005
We enjoyed this at my house and it was simple to make. I was worried about it being too spicey for my kids so I used mild picante sauce. DH & I might have liked a little more zip but it still had a nice flavor and the kids liked it. I added some chopped smoked turkey from my freezer and about 1 cup of black beans along with the corn and picante sauce. I also used a bit less corn than called for. This is a very rich dish but a nice winter warmer. Leftovers the next day were very good too. The second time I made this I wanted to use my crock pot. I combined all ingredients from step one in the crock and cooked for several hours. I did the cream cheese step an hour or so before serving. It worked great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2003
LOVED LOVED THIS CHOWDER!! I didn't have frozen corn so I used 2 14.5oz cans (drained). This recipe can EASILY be modified. Next time I might add some shredded chicken or a can of black or northen beans but I made it as is (with the exception of using additional corn) and it was great! I had no problems with the cream cheese and it was great in this soup. Will make this again and again! Thanks Cathy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
OOOOOHHHHHH my Gooooooooodddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2003
This chowder was quick easy and absolutely delicious. I omitted the margarine and used ultra-lite Philly and it came out great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2010
As written this didn't work for me. The texture was odd and then if I stopped stirring for more than a few seconds the cream cheese would separate. I wouldn't exactly say bland but it lacked something so I added a little bit of Velveeta and that did the trick. As written I have to give it a 3. Adding Velveeta bumped it to a 4. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2005
OOOHhhhh my gosh this was good! I added garlic to the onion and a can of black beans to the soup. This was the BEST soup I have ever had. I crushed some tortilla chips on top and was as happy as a clam! It is almost gone I have to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2003
I halved the cream cheese and doubled the corn and loved it! I've passed the recipe onto many people recently. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2008
This is a delicious recipe. I added some black beans to turn it into a hearty meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
A really good soup that is quite different from anything else. The cream cheese adds a wonderful creamy texture. It was great served with hot homemade corn bread. Read More
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