Easy Crock Pot Corn Chowder

WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Crock Pot Corn Chowder

Indulging in a warm and hearty bowl of corn chowder doesn’t have to derail your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Our Weight Watchers friendly Crock Pot Corn Chowder is a satisfying and guilt-free delight that’s perfect for those craving comfort food without compromising their wellness goals.

Packed with the wholesome goodness of diced potatoes, onions, cream-style corn, and fat-free evaporated milk, this recipe strikes the perfect balance between creamy and nutritious. Seasoned with just the right amount of savory spices and a touch of Worcestershire sauce, every spoonful will tickle your taste buds. And the best part? You can set it and forget it, letting simmer away in your slow cooker while you move on with you day. We’ve even sprinkled some real bacon bits on top for that extra burst of flavor.

So, get ready to savor the flavors of home-cooked corn chowder, Weight Watchers style, without the worry. Let’s dive into the simple steps to create this wholesome, delicious chowder that you can enjoy while staying true to your health and wellness journey, shall we?

Easy Crock Pot Corn Chowder

This easy crock pot corn chowder is the kind of WW friendly recipe that makes me very, very happy. For several reasons…

It’s easy to make with the most basic of pantry ingredients. It manages to be rich, creamy and delicious and good for you while being very low in fat. And it reminds me of the corn chowder my mom made when I was growing up. Actually, it is Mom’s recipe adapted for the slow cooker and tweaked just a little ­čÖé

WW Friendly Corn Chowder Topped with Crumbled Bacon

We enjoyed this easy slow cooked corn chowder for supper last night, along with some crusty bread and a few chunks of the most delicious honey smoked salmon from Costco. Simple, satisfying and delicious, it’s one of my favorite weeknight suppers.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Chowder?

According to my calculations, each 1-cup serving has about 214 calories and:

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

To see your WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!

Easy Crockpot Corn Chowder Ingredients

┬Ż cup diced raw onion
2 cups diced raw potatoes
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
┬╝ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup water
2 cans (15 ounces each) creamed style corn
┬╝ cup real bacon bits (optional, added into the soup or used as a garnish)
1 can (12 ounces) fat free evaporated milk

Corn Chowder Ingredients: Diced potatoes, diced onion, canned creamed corn, evaporated milk, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, black pepper

How to Make this Easy Corn Chowder in the Slow Cooker Step by Step

Step 1: Gather and Prep your ingredients

Step 2: Add all the ingredients except the canned milk into your slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until the potatoes and onions are tender.

Add milk and cook on HIGH for 1 hour

Step 4: Add the milk and cook on HIGH for 1 hour and switch the setting to WARM until ready to serve.

How Can I Boost the Protein and or Flavor in this Easy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder?

Adding extra protein and flavor to your Weight Watchers Crock Pot Corn Chowder is a great idea, as it can make the dish more satisfying and delicious. Here are some suggestions for protein and flavor additions:

Chicken Breast: You can dice or shred some cooked, skinless, boneless chicken breast and add it to the chowder. This will not only boost the protein content but also add a savory element to the dish.
Shrimp: For a seafood twist, consider adding peeled and deveined shrimp during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Shrimp cooks quickly and can infuse the chowder with a delightful seafood flavor. Tuna or salmon would also work well. 
Tofu: Silken tofu can be cubed and gently stirred into the chowder. It will soak up the flavors of the chowder and provide a plant-based protein source.
Cubed Ham: Lean, low-sodium cubed ham is another protein option that pairs wonderfully with corn chowder. Add it to the crock pot for a hearty, smoky flavor.
Fresh Herbs: Enhance the flavor by adding fresh herbs like thyme, chives, or parsley during the last hour of cooking. These herbs will infuse the chowder with a burst of freshness.
Red Pepper Flakes or Hot Sauce: For a bit of heat and extra flavor, consider adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce to taste. This can give the chowder a subtle kick.
Chopped Spinach or Kale: To boost the nutritional content and add a different texture to your chowder, stir in some chopped spinach or kale just a few minutes before you are ready to serve it. These leafy greens will wilt and become tender as the chowder cooks.
Grated Parmesan or Cheddar Cheese: Sprinkle some grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese on top of each serving just before serving. The cheese will melt and add a rich, savory flavor.
Smoked Paprika: A pinch of smoked paprika can impart a delightful smoky flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the chowder. It’s a great vegan/vegetarian smoky alternative to bacon.┬á
More Vegetables: Bulk up the chowder with more vegetables. Chopped celery, carrot and red or green bell pepper would all work well. 

Feel free to experiment with these additions based on your preferences and dietary considerations. They can elevate your Weight Watchers Crock Pot Corn Chowder into a flavorful, protein-packed, and satisfying meal.

Recipe Notes

I sometimes like to cook the onions in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, to soften them before adding to the crock pot. I think they turn out sweeter that way. I used raw fresh potatoes but frozen cubed potatoes or hash browns are an easy alternative to chopping. 

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Easy Crock Pot Corn Chowder

I adapted this easy crock pot corn chowder from my mom’s old corn chowder recipe she made when we were growing up.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword corn bacon chowder, low fat corn chowder, slow cooker corn chowder
Prep Time 20 minutes minutes
Cook Time 5 hours hours
Total Time 5 hours hours 20 minutes minutes
Servings 6
Calories 214kcal

Ingredients

1 small onion (┬Ż cup diced)2 cups diced raw potatoes1 teaspoon seasoned salt1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce┬╝ teaspoon ground black pepper1 cup water2 cans (15 ounces) each cream style corn┬╝ cup real bacon bits (optional)1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat-free milk

Instructions

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 3- to 4-Quart.
Grease the inside of the slow cooker.
Combine all the ingredients except the evaporated milk in the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until the potatoes and onions are tender.
Add the milk and stir well to combine. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour, and then turn to WARM until ready to serve.

Notes

I sometimes like to cook the onions in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes to soften them before adding to the crock pot. I think they turn out sweeter that way.

Serving size: 1 cup

Click here to see your WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Adding extra protein and flavor to your Weight Watchers Crock Pot Corn Chowder is a great idea, as it can make the dish more satisfying and delicious. Here are some suggestions for protein and flavor additions:

Chicken Breast: You can dice or shred some cooked, skinless, boneless chicken breast and add it to the chowder. This will not only boost the protein content but also add a savory element to the dish.
Shrimp: For a seafood twist, consider adding peeled and deveined shrimp during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Shrimp cooks quickly and can infuse the chowder with a delightful seafood flavor. Tuna or salmon would also work well. 
Tofu: Silken tofu can be cubed and gently stirred into the chowder. It will soak up the flavors of the chowder and provide a plant-based protein source.
Cubed Ham: Lean, low-sodium cubed ham is another protein option that pairs wonderfully with corn chowder. Add it to the crock pot for a hearty, smoky flavor.
Fresh Herbs: Enhance the flavor by adding fresh herbs like thyme, chives, or parsley during the last hour of cooking. These herbs will infuse the chowder with a burst of freshness.
Red Pepper Flakes or Hot Sauce: For a bit of heat and extra flavor, consider adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce to taste. This can give the chowder a subtle kick.
Chopped Spinach or Kale: To boost the nutritional content and add a different texture to your chowder, stir in some chopped spinach or kale just a few minutes before you are ready to serve it. These leafy greens will wilt and become tender as the chowder cooks.
Grated Parmesan or Cheddar Cheese: Sprinkle some grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese on top of each serving just before serving. The cheese will melt and add a rich, savory flavor.
Smoked Paprika: A pinch of smoked paprika can impart a delightful smoky flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the chowder. It’s a great vegan/vegetarian smoky alternative to bacon.┬á
More Vegetables: Bulk up the chowder with more vegetables. Chopped celery, carrot and red or green bell pepper would all work well. 

Feel free to experiment with these additions based on your preferences and dietary considerations. They can elevate your Weight Watchers Crock Pot Corn Chowder into a flavorful, protein-packed, and satisfying meal.

I sometimes like to cook the onions in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, to soften them before adding to the crock pot. I think they turn out sweeter that way. I used raw fresh potatoes but frozen cubed potatoes or hash browns are an easy alternative to chopping. 

 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7.8g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 3.7g

*Points┬« calculated by WW. *PointsPlus┬« and SmartPoints┬« calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints┬« values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

More Easy Healthy Chowder Recipes for WeightWatchers

Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder
Slow Cooker Manhattan Clam Chowder
Mom’s Maine Corn Chowder
New England Fish Chowder

Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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