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Slow Cooker Chipotle Corn Chowder

I received free samples of Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Corn Chowder takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and packs in a bit of heat for a whole lot of flavor for a delicious starter to your meal. 

Slow Cooker Chipotle Corn Chowder takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and packs in a bit of heat for a whole lot of flavor for a starter to your meal. | The Foodie Dietitian @karalydonRemember I told you earlier this week I had not one but two slow cooker recipes to share with you? OH YEAH. ::waves hands in the air::

Tuesday was sweet (slow cooker baked apples). Today is savory & spicy.

I love the slow cooker because as slow as it may be, it saves me boatloads of time. You toss in some ingredients and then you walk away and move on with your to-do list. Hours later, you return to find dinner ready to be served. Good deal, eh?

Chipotle Corn Chowder

I’m all about efficiencies. I’m sure most of us are because we live in a fast-paced go-go-go world. With little time for cooking healthy meals and exercise (two essential components of self-care), we yearn for efficiencies to make those two things a little easier and a little faster.

The slow cooker is one efficiency I love. The other that I had a chance to play with this week is Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches. These pouches have it all. They’re microwaveable and cook in under a minute. So, in less than 60 seconds, you’ve got cooked veggies to throw on the table. Plus, they’re environmentally-friendly – did you know that it takes 75% less energy to produce pouch packaging?

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For this Recipe Redux challenge, we were asked to use Libby’s Vegetable Pouches to create an innovative starter or side dish that you can make in under 10 minutes.

In the words of Barney Stinson, challenge accepted! (we’re watching the last season of How I Met Your Mother on Netflix right now)

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Corn Chowder

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 8 small red potatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Libby’s Corn Vegetable Pouches, drained
  • 1-2 chiles in adobo sauce (depending on how much heat you like)
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes, flour, corn, garlic, chiles and spices into the slow cooker.
  2. Pour in vegetable broth.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for 7-8 hours (or high for 3-4 hours).
  4. Once the chowder is ready, turn the slow cooker off and stir in Greek yogurt. Salt and pepper to taste.


I used two chiles but it did pack some heat with two (let’s just say it cleared my nasal passages!)

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Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches are currently available at select Walmart stores but will be available nationally in January 2015!

Check out these recipes for more easy weeknight dinners:

Vegan Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Peanut Tofu and Bok Choy Rice Bow

Spicy Peanut Tofu and Bok Choy Rice Bowl

Mexican Tilapia Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Tilapia Stuffed Peppers

For more inspiration for starters and sides using Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches, check out the recipes below.[inlinkz_linkup id=452626 mode=1]

I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.


  1. Dang!! Under 10 minutes!! This looks too good to be true 🙂

  2. Yum, this looks so comforting! Love that greek yogurt is what makes it creamy.

  3. Has anyone tried adding a protein to this chowder, maybe some shredded chicken or turkey? I want to use it for lunch and feel like I might need to add a little something to it to hold me over.

  4. Do you think I can replace the greek yogurt with sour cream (all I have in the fridge and forgot to get the yogurt!)?

  5. These photos are stunning!! I have a slight obsession with all things chipotle and anything inovlivng the slow cooker…definitley pinning this and making on a cozy day! 🙂

  6. super hearty and comforting… perfect for the cold weather i’m wishing away.

  7. Looks like the perfect bowl of comfort on this rainy day!

  8. This is such a hearty and delicious soup! Pinned!

  9. Great idea on how to use the veggie pouches! This looks super easy and tasty. Perfect for the cold weather coming up!

  10. Admittedly, I never use my slow cooker but I think I got to drag it out for cold weather if I can recipes like this yummy chowder 🙂

  11. Wow. So easy. Now that it’s getting cold outside (boo hoo), this is a must-try recipe for me. Love the healthy corn chowder spin. And like everyone else here … I’m pinning this recipe now!

    • Thanks, Liz! You mean corn…chowdAH, right? 🙂 If there’s anything that can make me feel better about the colder weather, it’s hearty, comforting soups and stews.

  12. Pinned! This is fabulous..and I love that you can make in a slow cooker!

  13. Pinned! Corn chowder is one of my favorite types of soups! :] Love the sound of this recipe!

    • Thanks, Farrah! I was never a big fan of the super creamy corn chowders but lightened up version + the heat = love at first spoonful.

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