This creamy, hearty chowder will warm bellies and please your time saving tendencies. You can make this delicious thick and chunky vegetarian soup in less than an hour. Talk about an easy meal option. This chowder also has a hint of smoked paprika for a great look and extra good flavor. Serve it up with a side salad or toast and you’ve got a satisfying and delicious meal.
1 Hour Chowder
Soup is well known by home cooks to be a tedious cooking process; from all the chopping to waiting and simmering. A lot of fantastic soups take quite a bit of time to cook to be truly ready to be ladled out, but not this one. Hence the bonus of this particular chowder soup.
In this chowder recipe I include a generous 15 minutes to prep the ingredients which involves prepping only 2 main ingredients, potatoes and onion. A lot of you might not even take 15 minutes to prep, but you know how life happens and we get distracted, especially while cooking. The rest of the recipe is quite simple and just comes together with ease.
Chowder by definition (from Merriam-Webster) is “a thick soup or stew made of seafood or corn with potatoes and onions and milk or tomatoes.” In this chowder, you’ve got the middle ingredients mentioned; corn, potatoes, onion and milk. Another characteristic of chowder is that it uses flour to thicken the soup, well for this particular recipe I chose to satisfy gluten-free and vegetarian eaters by thickening the soup with corn starch instead of flour and replaced the more common liquid ingredient in chowder with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
I also love the addition of smoked paprika in this soup. I added it one day while playing with this recipe to try to give it a different flavor, a little kick; plus it makes the look even more attractive to hungry eyes.
So, try to make this easy and speedy soup next time you’re craving a creamy chowder and chow down!