Recipe By HAMM
Published Jan 15th
Prep 10m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 6 servings Calories 299

I like things that are a little unexpected and unusual. But easy. Everyone raves about the full flavors and textures of this chowder. For the adventuresome–enjoy!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 cups medium salsa
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large saucepan, saute onions in margarine. Stir in flour, chili powder, and cumin. Add corn, picante sauce, and broth. Bring to boil; remove from heat.
  2. 2 Gradually add 1/4 cup hot mixture to cream cheese in a small bowl. Stir until blended.
  3. 3 Add cream cheese mixture and milk to saucepan, stirring until well blended. Heat through but do not boil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 299
  • Carbohydrate 29.5 g
  • Cholesterol 44.8 mg
  • Fat 18.6 g
  • Fiber 4.4 g
  • Protein 8.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.6 g
  • Sodium 705.8 mg
  • Sugar 9 g


  1. As written this didn't work for me. The texture was odd and then if I stopped stirring for more than a few seconds the cream cheese would separate. I wouldn't exactly say bland but it lacked something so I added a little bit of Velveeta and that did the trick. As written I have to - Read more ...
  2. This is a delicious recipe. I added some black beans to turn it into a hearty meal.
  3. OOOHhhhh my gosh this was good! I added garlic to the onion and a can of black beans to the soup. This was the BEST soup I have ever had. I crushed some tortilla chips on top and was as happy as a clam! It is almost gone I have to make it again!
  4. We enjoyed this at my house and it was simple to make. I was worried about it being too spicey for my kids so I used mild picante sauce. DH & I might have liked a little more zip but it still had a nice flavor and the kids liked it. I added some chopped - Read more ...
  5. OOOOOHHHHHH my Gooooooooodddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. A really good soup that is quite different from anything else. The cream cheese adds a wonderful creamy texture. It was great served with hot homemade corn bread.
  7. LOVED LOVED THIS CHOWDER!! I didn't have frozen corn so I used 2 14.5oz cans (drained). This recipe can EASILY be modified. Next time I might add some shredded chicken or a can of black or northen beans but I made it as is (with the exception of using additional corn) and it was great! - Read more ...
  8. This chowder was quick easy and absolutely delicious. I omitted the margarine and used ultra-lite Philly and it came out great!
  9. I halved the cream cheese and doubled the corn and loved it! I've passed the recipe onto many people recently.

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