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Smoked Sausage Corn Chowder Recipe

This soup is a family favorite and the recipe has been passed to me from my mother in law. I still remember the first time I had this soup and I love it every time I make it. We eat a lot of crock pot meals and soups but so many of our favorite recipes have chicken in them that we get tired of chicken. This smoked sausage corn chowder recipe is a nice way to change things up.

Smoked Sausage Corn Chowder Recipe

Smoked Sausage Corn Chowder Recipe


2 pkgs  Smoked Sausage, sliced

3 cans whole kernel sweet corn

3 cans cream corn

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped (optional)

1 container fresh mushrooms, sliced

16oz sour cream

family size bag frozen hashbrowns, cubes not slivers

1 tbsp olive oil


Smoked Sausage Corn Chowder Ingredients Hillshire Farms


Note: If you slice up the Smoked Sausage before you are ready to add it to the pan you may have to fight off the sausage thieves. The thieves, big and small, with their little hands quick as lightning will steal the sausage slices right off the plate right out from under your watchful eyes.

Directions for making smoked sausgae corn chowder


In the bottom of a large heavy bottom soup pot. Saute onions, green peppers (optional), and mushrooms until soft in a tbsp of olive oil. Add sausage and saute until heated through or lightly. browned. Add corn and cream corn. Bring to a boil and then allow soup to simmer on low heat for several hours.

Add frozen hashbrowns to smoked sausage corn chowder recipe

An hour before you are ready to eat, add the bag of hashbrowns. Add sour cream right before serving. Serve with fresh bread.

Yummy smoked sausage corn chowder

We love this soup and hope that your family will enjoy it too! What smoked sausage recipes does your family love? Do you have any recipes where you could try smoked sausage instead of chicken?

 More Recipes to Try:

Cheesy Sausage and Potatoes

Potato Corn Chowder with Bacon


Crockpot Freezer Meals: Chickadilla Soup

Crockpot Freezer Meals

Chickadilla Soup

crockpot freezer soup

I love freezer cooking! It saves me money, saves time and I get to feed my family some great tasting meals. And crockpot cooking is my favorite, I love how convenient it is to just put all ingredients in a pot, check it after few hours and you’re done. Crockpot Freezer Meals are definitely heaven sent for busy moms. Our family love soups, so when I made a list of Crockpot Freezer Meals to do, I make sure that there are several recipes for Soups that Freeze Well. Today I’m sharing with you a very tasty Chickadilla Soup or also called Chicken Tortilla Soup, you can enjoy and eat it as soup or serve it over rice, either way it’s delish!

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Crockpot Freezer Meals


Crockpot Freezer Meals: Chickadilla Soup

Crockpot Freezer Meals: Chickadilla Soup

Crockpot Freezer Meals: Chickadilla Soup


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 30 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz. mild enchilada sauce
  • 4 oz. chopped green chilies
  • 1 qt. chicken broth
  • 2, 15 oz black or pinto beans
  • 10 oz. frozen corn1/2 med. onion chopped
  • 1 tbs. fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin, chili powder and salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Mix.
  3. Cook on low 6-8 hrs.
  4. After a few hours once chicken is cooked through, take out and shred, return to pot for remaining cooking time.
  5. Serve with crumbled tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado if desired

Check out more of my favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals

crockpot freezer meals

I also have great list of Soups that Freeze Well including some crockpot ones. If you love soup I also shared my tips on How to Soup Swap.

Soups that Freeze Well

Do you have favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals? Share it with us below!

Freezer to Crockpot Soup Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Freezer to Crockpot Soup

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup Recipe

Sweet potato and apple soup

Freezer to Crockpot Soup

I have been trying to make soups and family friendly meals that freeze well. I love both apples and sweet potatoes so when my girlfriend offered this Freezer to Crockpot Soup recipe as part of our meal swap. I was delighted. We have previously hosted a soup swap together. They are awesome this is how you host a soup swap.

Soups that Freeze Well

If you are looking for more soups that freeze well you can try my list. You can click on the image above and it will lead you to recipes for all these wonderful soups. Speaking of wonderful soups this Sweet Potato and Apple soup was divine. It is gluten and dairy free so it was perfect for a family with people who have allergies.

Recipe was adapted from Gluten Free Recipe Box

Freezer to Crockpot Soup: Sweet Potato and Apple Soup Recipe


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 4 red gala apples, 2 will be peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes and two will be cut length wise as a garnish to reheat in the soup.
  • 2 cups low-sodium gluten-free chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 – 3 dashes of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp of fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper

sweet potato soup


I would suggest using a blender. I love my Blendtec you can see my Blentec Review.

You need to cook  the onions in the  heated pan of olive oil. I would then place the remaining ingredients in the pan to cook. Once you have completed that I would place them in the food processor or mixer of your choice and blend until the texture is like baby food fine with minimal chunks.

Once your soup has cooled you can place it in freezer bags frozen flat.

I simply placed my frozen soup in my micro wave to defrost to the point that I could place it in my crockpot. I placed my crockpot on warm until I was ready to devour this soup. We served the soup with the two apples on the top so it had some crunch to it. We paired it with grill cheese. I was super!

Love apples? Try these delicious recipes:

easy apple cupcakes

 Easy Cupcake Recipe Apple Cupcakes

Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust Recipe

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Apple Pie Recipe with a Secret Ingredient

January 14, 2014

How to Soup Swap

How to Soup Swap


host a soup swap

I am a huge fan of soup. I can’t help myself. There are so many awesome varieties. The problem is once you make a big pot unless you can freeze it then you end up wasting soup. I thought to myself there must be other soup lovers out there. I decided to organize a soup swap. It was amazing. I ended up with tasty soup and I didn’t have tiresome leftovers. Now for the “How to Soup Swap”.

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January 11, 2014

Low Calorie French Onion Soup Recipe

Low Calorie French Onion Soup Recipe

Low Calorie French Onion Soup

If you are looking for a super easy, super yummy recipe for dinner, you will love this Low Calorie French Onion Soup Recipe! I love the traditional version of this recipe but it can add up on calories very quickly! This soup is easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes. I love French Onion Soup because it’s light enough to have in the summer, but filling enough to make you nice and warm in the winter! Even my little girl loves it! (As long as I take the big chunks of onions out of her bowl ha!)Continue reading