The temperature is dropping by the day, and we've found ourselves craving the types of dishes that will warm us up. On that note, here are seven hearty chowder recipes that will keep you cozy until spring.

 

Pumpkin Chowder

via the Arkansas Heart Hospital

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs. sugar pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-to-2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 2 medium waxy potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

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White Winter Chowder with Roasted Cauliflower

via Homespun Capers

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium onions, roughly chopped
  • 5 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, roughly sliced
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 450g potatoes, 1.5 cm chunks
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • half a cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1.5 cups cooked white beans (tinned is fine)
  • 1/4 of green cabbage, shredded
  • 1.5 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • black pepper, to taste
  • fresh flat leaf parsley, finely sliced, to serve

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Smoked Gouda Corn Chowder

via Wisconsin Cheese Talk

Ingredients:

  • 5 strips bacon
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups smoked Wisconsin gouda, shredded and divided

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Irish Seafood Chowder

via Little French Bakery

Ingredients:

  • 2 large tbsp. butter
  • 2 medium onions, finely diced
  • 2 large carrots, finely diced
  • 4 sticks celery, finely diced
  • 1 leek, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 L fish stock
  • salt and pepper
  • juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 750g fresh salmon, diced
  • 500g mussel meat
  • 500g smoked haddock
  • 1kg cod or similar white fish
  • 400ml double cream
  • chopped dill

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Garden Zucchini Chowder

via Butter with a Side of Bread

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 3/4 cup diced onion (1 onion)
  • 2 14-oz. cans chicken broth (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  • 1 can corn, lightly drained
  • 1 12-oz. can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Roasted Garlic and Chicken Chowder

via Life's Ambrosia

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried summer savory
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 3 cups lacinato kale
  • salt and pepper

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Slow Cooker Corn and Sausage Chowder

via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. sausage, browned and drained (chef used breakfast sausage)
  • 28 oz. package of frozen potatoes O’Brien (with onions and peppers)
  • 1 14-oz. can of cream style corn
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 12-oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cup cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper

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