Instant Pot Corn Chowder
When it comes to fresh produce, we have the good fortune of living in Florida. We typically start getting copious amounts of fruits and veggies earlier in the season. And we still get them later than their seasons last in other places. There is a trade of for that though… We pretty much have 6 months of summer. Some people love it. I am not one of those people. But the silver lining is corn! It’s currently April, and we already have decently-priced and very sweet corn. I’m not sure why I’ve never made an Instant Pot corn chowder before now, but this one’s a keeper for sure.
More One-Bowl Instant Pot Meals
- Pressure Cooker White Bean Soup with Crispy Sausage and Kale
- Pressure Cooker Taco Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
And the AMAZING Result…
Perfect Instant Pot Corn Chowder
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Instant Pot Corn Chowder
This chowder is a full meal in a bowl and packed with flavor on all levels. It's rich, savory, slightly spicy, and a tad sweet,
- 6 ears of corn
- 8 oz. bacon cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup yellow onions diced
- 1 cup red bell peppers diced
- 1/2 cup carrots diced
- 1/3 cup celery diced
- 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
- 6 thyme sprigs
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 1/2 lbs. red potatoes roughly chopped into 3/4-inch pieces
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 cup heavy cream
Using a large knife, cut off kernels from corn cobs. Do not throw the cobs away. There’s a TON of flavor in there and we’re going to cook them, so just set aside for now. I recommend cutting the kernels directly into a mixing bowl. That way you don’t need to transfer them.
Using sauté setting – add bacon to pot and cook until crispy (about 7 minutes).
Add onions, bell peppers, carrots, and celery to pot and cook for about 3 minutes (stirring frequently), until carrots begin to soften. Then add garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and vinegar. Cook for about 1 minute, mixing constantly until, until vinegar has mostly evaporated.
Add chicken broth and salt to pot, along with potatoes, corn cobs, corn kernels, and red pepper flakes. Mix well, lock lid, and cook for 4 minutes at high pressure.
Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Remove corn cobs, thyme sprigs, and bay leaves.
Finally, add the cream and mix well. And you all set!
Good luck not eating multiple bowls in one sitting.