Harvest Corn and Pumpkin Chowder

  • A hearty and comforting corn and pumpkin chowder that will warm you right up! Super chunky and full of texture!

    A hearty and comforting corn and pumpkin chowder that will warm you right up! Super chunky and full of texture!

    I am so craving cooler weather. We got a week of mild and cool weather and it was a complete Fall tease. We are now back to the muggy mid-80’s and it’s making me really hate global warming. It’s October — it really should be cooled down by now! I have been doing all the Fall things to try to will Fall to come back.

    Burning pumpkin chai candles, baking with warming spices, making this harvest corn and pumpkin chowder, pulling out all my scarves, boots, sweaters, and buying some key pieces to my Fall wardrobe. It’s driving me nuts I can barely wear any of it right now. The only thing that’s making it feel remotely Fall-ish is my kitchen. And with that, let’s have a little chat about this chowder.

    A hearty and comforting corn and pumpkin chowder that will warm you right up! Super chunky and full of texture!

    When I was making this, I didn’t think it would end up being one of our favorite soups. When I was making this, I was just in the mood for Fall so I wanted something pumpkin and something with corn. The more and more I built into this chowder, the more I loved it.

    It’s SOOO creamy and hearty. It has so much texture (which I love) and it’s super chunky.

    Funny story about “chunky” and although this is probably not a good selling point for this harvest corn and pumpkin chowder…but I thought it was funny.

    I was home the day I made this corn and pumpkin chowder and I texted Winston’s pet sitter and asked if she wanted me to bring her any and she didn’t respond. I was heading out to pick up Winston and I was nervous she would text me halfway there that she wanted some so I brought a container along with me. When I got there she told me she wasn’t a fan of chowder because it reminds her of too many college nights, LOL

    Well, I guess if you look at it that way…

    A hearty and comforting corn and pumpkin chowder that will warm you right up! Super chunky and full of texture!

    ANYWAY. If you don’t have an aversion to chunky chowders, then this is definitely for you. It makes a good amount and since we love leftovers, it was such a great thing to have in the fridge to reheat. It reheats like a dream and it’s even thicker and even creamier — if that’s even imaginable!

    A hearty and comforting corn and pumpkin chowder that will warm you right up! Super chunky and full of texture!

    Dig in!!

    Harvest Corn and Pumpkin Chowder

    A deliciously creamy and hearty chowder that is perfect for Fall or any season!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 25 mins
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Servings: 6 -8
    Calories: 303kcal
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    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2/3 cup diced white onion
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3 large carrots, diced
    • 4 stalks of celery, diced
    • 3 cups diced potatoes
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1: 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
    • 2 cups whole milk
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Chopped chives, for topping (optional)


    • In a heavy-bottom pot over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onions, garlic, carrots, and celery and cook until translucent.
    • Add potatoes and corn then sprinkle flour over the mixture and stir to incorporate. Add the pumpkin puree and stir. 
    • Pour whole milk and chicken broth then bring mixture to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper then cover pot and let thicken for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • Remove from heat and divide evenly amongst bowls.


    Nutrition Facts
    Harvest Corn and Pumpkin Chowder
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 303 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 7g 11%
    Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 10g
    Protein 8g 16%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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  • Krysten @freshfitkitchen says:

    Boy am I with you! This weather has been crazy. I just want to wear comfy sweaters. I also want all of the bugs to die ?.

    • Julie says:

      Hahahaha I want them all to die too, girlfriend!!!!

  • cakespy says:

    LOVE this!! I love the fresh, lightly sweet flavor of corn and am always looking for recipes that showcase it. This one looks like the perfect balance of sweet-savory and hearty for the cold weather! -jessie from cakespy

  • Lisa says:

    Julie, I made this over the weekend, and it was delicious. I added more stock (and used vegetable stock for my pescetarian bf) and to make it protein rich for dinner, we added some shrimp that was sauteed in garlic right before serving. We really loved it!

    • Julie says:

      That sounds delicious! I love your shrimp addition! Thanks for letting me know :)

  • TamTam says:

    Yum!! Sounds delicious…my partners and I are currently living with relatives who have onion and garlic intolerances, what would you suggest as an alternative to the flavor that they add if we were to leave them out?

    • Julie says:

      Could you use leeks instead? Milder taste but would definitely be a good substitute!

  • Nora says:

    This was delicious! The simple ingredients really let everything shine. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

    • Julie says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  • Alexandra says:

    This looks great! Do you think it would freeze well?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Yes, I believe this would freeze well!

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