Cheese-Corn Chowder With Chile Peppers

Cheese-Corn Chowder With Chile Peppers

This flavor-packed cheese and corn chowder is rich, creamy, smooth and not too spicy.

15 min. prep time
8 servings
252 Ratings


1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
2 small (3 tablespoons) jalapeño chile peppers, seeded, finely chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 cups low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 (16-ounce) bag (3 cups) frozen whole kernel corn
1 1/2 cups milk
1 pound (4 cups) slice Land O Lakes® Deli American, cubed 1-inch
4 Roma tomatoes, chopped, if desired


Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion, jalapeño pepper and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender. Stir in flour, dry mustard and ground red pepper.

Add broth, corn and green chiles. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 15-17 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in milk. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese 20-22 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Ladle into serving bowls. Sprinkle each serving with chopped tomatoes, if desired.


Make Ahead and Bring: Prepare chowder as directed. Cool completely. Pour into resealable plastic container. Pack in coolers to transport. Reheat in individual mugs or bowls in microwave as needed.

Recipe Tip

Be sure to wear gloves when chopping any hot peppers. The oils they contain can burn your eyes, lips or skin. Wash your hands with hot water and soap before touching your eyes or face.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 400

Fat: 25g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 1180mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 16g

Recipe #12344©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is so good. Very easy to make and keep.
a little too spicy for some people not myself but that can be adjusted in the begining with using a pepper of equal taste and less spice the green chilies at the end were not the problem.

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