Let's Dish host Chris Koetke shares his recipe for Corn Chowder

CLEVELAND - Fall is upon us, and that means it's time for comfort food. Chris Koetke, host of the LiveWell Network show Let's Dish, shares his hearty recipe for a potato, corn and sausage chowder.

Recipe for Chowder

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Serves: 10-12 (about 3 ½ quarts)


2 Tablespoons olive oil

6 ½ oz. (about 1 ½ cups) spicy sausage (like Andouille), cut into half-moon slices

6 ½ oz. (about 1 ½ cups) smoked sausage (like Kielbasa), cut into half-moon slices

1 cup diced carrots

1 cup diced celery

1 cup diced onions

½ cup diced red pepper

16 oz. frozen corn (about 3 cups), thawed

1 Tablespoon minced garlic

1 cup diced cooked meat (like chicken, pork, or beef)

48 oz. chicken broth

1 teaspoons salt

¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon thyme leaf

1 ½ teaspoons rubbed sage

6 cups leftover mashed potatoes

1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions

Sour cream

Hot sauce


1.       Heat oil over moderate heat in a large sauce pot or stock pot.  Add sausages and sauté for 4-6 minutes until lightly browned.             

2.       Add carrots, celery, onion, red pepper, corn, and garlic to stock pot. Sauté for 12-15 minutes until soft.

3.       Add chicken broth, cooked meat, salt, black pepper, thyme, and sage. 

4.       Simmer for 30 minutes. 

5.       Stir in mashed potatoes and simmer for another 10-15 minutes. 

6.       Just before serving, stir in green onions and serve with sour cream and hot sauce on the side.

For more recipes like this one, visit the LiveWell Network.



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