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Easy One Pot Quinoa Corn Chowder Recipe


This Quinoa Corn Chowder is an easy meal in one! It’s thick, creamy, hearty and packed with protein and fiber!

This Quinoa Corn Chowder is an easy meal in one! It's thick, creamy, hearty and packed with protein and fiber!

This is exactly what I want in a meal from about September until April. It’s thick, creamy, hearty, and goes perfectly with freshly baked bread.

It’s even healthy.

Not like kind-of-healthy, but really healthy.

This Quinoa Corn Chowder is an easy meal in one! It's thick, creamy, hearty and packed with protein and fiber!

There’s just nothing bad in it. So I can eat my bowl of thick, creamy chowder and not even feel bad about it. What’s not to love?

I don’t have a lot of experience cooking with quinoa. I know it’s a really big deal right now (and for the last 5 years), but the first time I made it I wasn’t a big fan of the texture. Therefore, I haven’t spent much time experimenting with it.

This Quinoa Corn Chowder is an easy meal in one! It's thick, creamy, hearty and packed with protein and fiber!

I came across this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine of my mom’s. I immediately thought, “now that’s how I like my quinoa!” You get some of the texture of the quinoa, but with everything else that’s going on in this soup, you hardly notice.

This Quinoa Corn Chowder is an easy meal in one! It's thick, creamy, hearty and packed with protein and fiber!

This chowder is everything I love about fall and winter meals, just made extra healthy with a good dose of protein and fiber from the quinoa and beans. It will definitely be added to our regular rotation!

And since it’s 30 Minute Thursday today, you can find a collection of other easy, 30 minute meals from friends just down below the recipe!



Serves

6-8 servings

   
adjust servings

Quinoa Corn Chowder

Preparation
5 mins
2017-08-06T00:05:00+00:00Prep Time

Cook Time
30 mins
2017-08-06T00:30:00+00:00Cook Time

Total Time

A rich, creamy, comforting chowder that’s packed full of protein and fiber from quinoa and beans!

Ingredients


  • 1


    cup quinoa

  • 3


    tablespoons canola oil

  • 1


    medium onion, diced

  • 1


    red pepper, diced

  • 1


    tsp minced garlic

  • 1


    tsp dried parsley

  • 1/2


    tsp dried thyme

  • 1 1/2


    tsp salt

  • 1/4


    cup flour

  • 3


    cups chicken broth

  • 2


    cups milk

  • 4


    cups frozen corn (or fresh)

  • 1


    can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed



  • Optional: shredded cheese to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, toast quinoa over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add oil, onion and pepper to the pot and saute over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, until soft. Add garlic, parsley, thyme and salt and cook 1 minute.
  3. Stir in flour until combined (you don’t want to see any white left — add gradually and if there’s a little left over that’s okay). Whisk in broth and then milk one cup at a time, whisking and waiting until the soup has thickened slightly before adding the next cup. (You can dump it all in at once, too — it will just take a little longer to thicken!)
  4. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium (or medium-low) and cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is cooked, stirring often. Add corn and beans and heat through, serve.

Recipe Notes

**NOTE: Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 313
Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 14%
Carbohydrate 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 11g
Protein 12g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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