Bursting with Flavor: The Ultimate Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder Recipe

A Delightfully Creamy Corn Soup You’ll Crave All Year Long

Discover the incredible taste of this easy Instant Pot potato corn chowder recipe! In just 15 minutes, you can whip up a bowl of velvety, mouthwatering soup that will satisfy your cravings no matter the season. Whether enjoyed as a satisfying dinner on its own or paired with warm rolls, this pressure cooker soup is sure to become your new favorite. The best part? Even your kids will declare it a winner!

Unleashing the Magic of the Instant Pot

Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized. Since I acquired my Instant Pot just before Christmas, it has revolutionized my culinary world. This versatile appliance has become a treasured addition to my kitchen, allowing me to cook a variety of meals in record time. Whether you have a Ninja Foodi or a Crockpot Express, this recipe can be easily adapted to suit any brand.

A Healthy Twist with Fresh Veggies

Not only does the Instant Pot save time, but it also helps me make healthier choices. With this magical device, I can cook with fresh vegetables in a fraction of the time it would normally take. From soups and chili to popcorn and now this delectable chowder, the Instant Pot has become my secret weapon for creating nutritious, flavor-packed dishes.

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The Heart and Soul of the Chowder

The star ingredients of this Instant Pot potato corn chowder are corn and potatoes. Living in Idaho, I always keep a bag of potatoes in my pantry. For the corn, you can use fresh kernels or frozen ones if the fresh ones don’t look great at the store or if you’re in a hurry.

From start to finish, this soup takes only 15 minutes of pressure cooking time. Including the preparation, you’re looking at a quick 25-minute dish that will leave you plenty of time to pop some rolls in the oven. Trust me, the end result is absolutely heavenly!

A Nod to San Francisco’s Finest

If you’ve had the pleasure of tasting the famous Boudin clam chowder in San Francisco, you’re in for a treat. This chowder brings to mind the same comforting flavors and creamy textures that make that soup so irresistible. The secret lies in using fresh ingredients, but in a pinch, you can still achieve a delicious result with frozen corn.

As an extra touch, I highly recommend serving this chowder with a loaf of garlic bread straight from the oven. The combination is simply divine!

The Perfect Potatoes for Chowder

When it comes to chowder, the right kind of potatoes can make all the difference. I prefer using red potatoes for this recipe, as they hold up well and maintain the desired thickness of the soup. Yukon Gold potatoes are a close second in terms of quality. However, if you have russet potatoes on hand, they can also be used in a pinch.

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This versatile comfort food can be adjusted to your preferences, but even in its simplest form, it tastes absolutely amazing.

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Easy Instructions for Heavenly Chowder

  1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté mode and melt the butter.
  2. Add diced onions and cook until softened. Turn off the pot to avoid any burn notice.
  3. Pour in the broth, diced potatoes, and corn kernels. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Close the lid and ensure the steam valve is in the sealing position.
  5. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 10 minutes.

Yes, it’s really that fast!

  1. After the cooking time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for just 1 minute to prevent any potential spraying. Then, perform a quick release.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with some of the hot liquid from the pot.
  3. Set your pressure cooker to sauté mode and add the cornstarch slurry. Stir in the half and half and shredded cheese.
  4. Allow the mixture to thicken and reach the perfect consistency.
  5. Serve and savor every spoonful of this creamy delight!

Elevate Your Chowder Game

Looking for more exciting Instant Pot recipes? If you’re a fan of pressure cooker soups, we’ve got you covered:

  • Homemade Instant Pot chicken noodle soup
  • Pressure cooker cabbage soup
  • This Instant Pot split pea soup recipe is homemade!
  • Instant Pot pinto bean soup
  • And don’t forget about the classic Instant Pot corn as a killer side dish

The Perfect Companions for Chowder

Wondering what to enjoy with your steaming bowl of corn chowder? Corn bread is a classic pairing that never disappoints, or you can opt for a refreshing green salad on the side. If you want to make your meal truly spectacular, try a simple semi-homemade pull-apart bread. And for dessert, treat yourself to a scrumptious apple crisp served with a generous scoop of ice cream.

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Freeze Your Delicious Creation

If you find yourself with leftovers (a rare occurrence, I assure you), don’t worry! You can freeze your potato corn chowder and enjoy it on another occasion. Simply cool the soup completely, transfer it to a freezer-safe container, and freeze it for 1-2 months.

To thaw the chowder, place the container in the refrigerator overnight or let it thaw completely on your countertop. Reheat the soup in a pot on the stovetop or in the microwave, heating it in 30-second increments. For an extra touch of creaminess, add a bit of half and half as you reheat the chowder.

Sprinkle some shredded cheese and/or bacon bits on top, and indulge in the comforting flavors once again!

A Ninja Foodi Twist

For those who adore their Ninja Foodi, you’ll be glad to know that this recipe works beautifully in this versatile appliance as well. The end result is nothing short of perfection. You can find the complete recipe card, including nutritional information, below.

Now that you have all the secrets, it’s time to create your own Instant Pot potato corn chowder masterpiece. Share your thoughts and experience in the comments below. Happy cooking!

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