Cooking at Home - Microwave Potato Corn Chowder

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Published Friday, November 23, 2018

Makes:   4 servings 

Make this tasty soup in your microwave in minutes.  Enjoy it with a fresh salad and a side of fruit for a light meal.  

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup margarine (or butter)
  • 1/4 cup flour (all purpose)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk, 1%
  • 2 potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1 can corn (16 ounce, drained)

Directions

  1. Melt margarine in glass bowlon HIGH for 30 to 50 seconds.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth.
  3. Blend milk into flour-margarine mixture.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 6 to 8 minutes, until thickened, stirring well each minute. Set aside
  5. In a separate microwave safe bowl, cook 2 potatoes in 1 cup water. When potatoes are done add potatoes and cooking water to
  6. white sauce.
  7. Stir in 1-16 ounce can of corn. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until steaming hot.

Notes

Shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, chopped ham or onion may be added. Add clams for clam chowder.

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount

Calories 348 

Total Fat 14 g

Saturated Fat 3 g

Cholesterol 6 mg

Sodium 500 mg

Total Carbohydrate 50 g

Dietary Fiber 5 g

Total Sugars 10 g

Added Sugars included 0 g

Protein 10 g

Vitamin D 2 mcg

Calcium 172 mg

Iron 2 mg

Potassium 792 mg