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Three Sisters Corn-and-Chili Chowder

Three Sisters Corn-and-Chili Chowder

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  • Makes: 6 to 8 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 20 mins

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Corn, beans, and squash provide the protein in this creamy vegetarian soup.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 15 - ounce can whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Anaheim, poblano or green sweet pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 8 - ounce can baby lima beans, drained
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled, if desired, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 4 - ounce can diced green chili peppers
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 14 3/4 - ounce can cream-style corn
  • 2/3 cup sliced baby zucchini (about 4) or 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced


  1. Lightly coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Spread the drained whole-kernel corn in the prepared pan. Roast, uncovered, in a 450 degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until corn is browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook and stir the onion, peppers, and garlic in the hot oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in beans, potatoes, undrained chili peppers and water. Stir in roasted corn. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in half-and-half, cream-style corn, and zucchini. Cook and stir for 5 minutes more or until heated through (dont boil).

Nutrition Facts

(Three Sisters Corn-and-Chili Chowder)

Servings Per Recipe 6, pro. (g) 10, carb. (g) 55, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 30, fiber (g) 6, sodium (mg) 518, cal. (kcal) 371

Comments (3)

minerfan86gmai wrote:
We added salt and some chicken breast and substituted the vegetable broth with chicken broth. Was very delicious.
minerfan86gmai wrote:
My wife made this with a few changes to the recipe and it was DELICIOUS!!!

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