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Using Recipes as Inspiration: Corn Chowder Edition

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Have you ever looked at a recipe and felt restricted by it? Cooking doesn’t have to feel that way! Part of the fun of cooking is the ability to use a recipe as a guide. You can create a fabulous, interesting meal with the help of a recipe.

Let your creativity flow when you’re in the kitchen. We want to help you see just how easy it is to make a satisfying meal that suits your taste buds. Watch our video for a super easy corn chowder recipe, then read our ideas for mix-ins and toppings.

Doesn’t that look easy? Now that the base of your meal is ready, it’s time to have fun. Let us inspire you to create something special with that creamy, hot corn chowder.

Ideas for making corn chowder a full meal:

  • Stir in cooked, shredded chicken.
  • Cook italian sausage or turkey sausage, drain, and add to the soup for a delicious and hearty flavor.
  • Coat a loaf of bread with butter and garlic and broil it until the edges are brown and toasty. Slice and serve with hot soup.
  • Dice a few jalapenos and pop them in toward the end of cooking to give the soup a little extra kick.
  • Ladle the soup into sourdough bread bowls.
  • Serve homemade bread and salad on the side.
  • Sauté shrimp in butter and lemon juice. Mix shrimp into the corn chowder toward the end of the simmering session.
  • Pour soup over leftover rice.
  • Top with cheddar and sour cream.
  • Mix in your favorite green vegetable. Broccoli, spinach or kale are great options.
  • Toss crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar on top.
  • Diced avocado and a drizzle of hot sauce add a little fresh creaminess and zing.