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Summer corn chowder in white bowls, aside sliced bread, and garnished with thyme.
Summer Corn Chowder
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Pressurizing Time
15 mins
Total Time
38 mins

A delicious way to use ripe summer produce.  Corn on the cob, fresh zucchini, creamy red potatoes, bright carrots, and hearty broth and creamy come together in this hearty Instant Pot Summer Corn Chowder.

Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder, instant pot chowder, Summer Corn Chowder
Servings: 10
Calories: 237 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup red potatoes diced
  • 2 large zucchini diced
  • 4-5 ears of corn corn cut from cob
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water For pressure cooker only
Stove Top Instructions
  1. In a cast iron dutch oven melt butter.
  2. Add onions and carrots. Cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Sprinkle flour into mixture and stir until it has a nutty fragrance.
  4. Add chicken broth and potatoes.
  5. Add thyme, pepper, salt, and bay leaf.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes.
  7. Add zucchini and corn. Simmer 5 minutes.
  8. Add heavy whipping cream and cheese.
  9. Serve hot.
Pressure Cooker Instructions
  1. Set pressure cooker to saute mode.  Melt butter and add onion.  Cook until onions are translucent.

  2. Add carrots, potatoes, zucchini, and corn.

  3. Add thyme, pepper, salt, and bay leaf.

  4. Add chicken broth.

  5. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.  Use a quick release to release the steam.

  6. Set pressure cooker to saute.  

  7. Add cream and cheese.  Stir until well combined.

  8. Combine water and flour and stir until well combined. Add to soup. Stir until thickened.

  9. Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Summer Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 703mg31%
Potassium 390mg11%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2800IU56%
Vitamin C 18.5mg22%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.