Instant Pot Corn Chowder

Fall is almost here and that means it’s finally time for soup! This corn chowder recipe is one of my absolute favorite cool weather soup recipes.

Instant Pot Corn Chowder turns an already easy corn chowder recipe into a quick, FLAVORFUL and delicious potato corn chowder. Perfect for fall! #cornchowderrecipe #instantpotcornchowder #potatocornchowder www.savoryexperiments.com


 

This Instant Pot Corn Chowder is a potato corn chowder that’s packed with flavor! Using an instant pot makes this already easy soup even easier!

Nothing says fall more than soup. Hearty, soul warming, stick-to-your-ribs soup. Soup like Corn Chowder (said with a thick Boston accent, because chowder should always be said with a long chow…).

Instant Pot Corn Chowder turns an already easy corn chowder recipe into a quick, FLAVORFUL and delicious potato corn chowder. Perfect for fall! #cornchowderrecipe #instantpotcornchowder #potatocornchowder www.savoryexperiments.com

Corn chowder is a relatively simple soup and really doesn’t take much time on the stove top, so why do you need to bring the Instant Pot into the game?

I’ll tell you why: FLAVOR.

Making otherwise easy recipes in the Instant Pot instantly infuses the whole dish with flavor. Putting recipes under pressure gives it the same taste as simmer for hours upon hours in just minutes.

So while a quick corn chowder can be seasoned to greatness, it will never taste as good as the 8 hour chowder that married all the flavors landing in layers of sophistication.

Instant Pot Corn Chowder turns an already easy corn chowder recipe into a quick, FLAVORFUL and delicious potato corn chowder. Perfect for fall! #cornchowderrecipe #instantpotcornchowder #potatocornchowder www.savoryexperiments.com

The only pitfall to making soup in the Instant Pot is that the liquids don’t get to reduce and thicken. Adding potato helps thicken the soup and add body. In my opinion, potato corn chowder is the best corn chowder anyway.

Cornstarch also assists in thickening without having to add so much cream that we would all have a belly ache. If you don’t like cornstarch, you can substitute with arrowroot.

My biggest trick for making any soup is to brighten it with an acid at the very end, right before serving. My main go-tos are lemon juice and vinegar. For Instant Pot Corn Chowder, I used white vinegar.

Instant Pot Corn Chowder turns an already easy corn chowder recipe into a quick, FLAVORFUL and delicious potato corn chowder. Perfect for fall! #cornchowderrecipe #instantpotcornchowder #potatocornchowder www.savoryexperiments.com

Just a teaspoon goes a long way and changes the whole profile from good to HOLY MOO COWS! Make sure to add the vinegar at the very end. When soups refrigerate, they become muted and will need to be re-seasoned with salt and vinegar after reheating.

This easy Corn Chowder recipe is going to become a weeknight staple in my house this fall. As I mentioned, I love hearty, warming soups in the cool weather and this Instant Pot potato corn chowder is just the recipe for the days I don’t have time to let a soup simmer all day.

Instant Pot Corn Chowder turns an already easy corn chowder recipe into a quick, FLAVORFUL and delicious potato corn chowder. Perfect for fall! #cornchowderrecipe #instantpotcornchowder #potatocornchowder www.savoryexperiments.com

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Instant Pot Corn Chowder turns an already easy corn chowder recipe into a quick, FLAVORFUL and delicious potato corn chowder. Perfect for fall! #cornchowderrecipe #instantpotcornchowder #potatocornchowder www.savoryexperiments.com
Instant Pot Corn Chowder turns an already easy corn chowder recipe into a quick, FLAVORFUL and delicious potato corn chowder. Perfect for fall! #cornchowderrecipe #instantpotcornchowder #potatocornchowder www.savoryexperiments.com

Instant Pot Corn Chowder

4.70 from 10 votes
This Instant Pot Corn Chowder is a potato corn chowder that’s packed with flavor! Using an instant pot makes this already easy soup even easier! You’ll never want to make another corn chowder recipe again.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Natural Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Corn Chowder:

Garnish:

Instructions

  • Heat inner pot of Instant Pot to saute, add butter and melt.
  • When butter has melted, add carrot, celery, white onion and chopped potato. Saute for 4-5 minutes, or until vegetables start to soften and become fragrant.
  • Add chicken stock, bay leaf and 1 cup frozen corn.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot, turning the vent to “sealed”. Change setting to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes before removing lid.
  • Using immersion blender, add cream and cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water. Blend until smooth.
  • Add Kosher salt, black pepper and remaining 1 1/2 cups frozen corn. Stir in while Instant Pot is still on “keep warm” setting and allow to sit for 3-4 minutes.
  • Ladle into bowls and garnish with roasted red pepper, chives, sour cream and Maldon sea salt.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!

Nutrition

Calories: 487 kcal, Carbohydrates: 45 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 32 g, Saturated Fat: 19 g, Cholesterol: 106 mg, Sodium: 678 mg, Potassium: 834 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 4 g, Vitamin A: 3925 IU, Vitamin C: 20.8 mg, Calcium: 94 mg, Iron: 2.8 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 487
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder, instant pot corn chowder, instant pot soup recipes
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner. We doctored it up a bit at the very end bu adding bacon and a shredded rotisserie chicken. It was wonderful!

  2. 4 stars
    Tastes great. However, I think it would be even better if there was a bit less immersion blending. Leave some chunks and add more potatoes. Other than that, it’s terrific.

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe, thank you! This was my first time using my instant pot other than for boiled eggs in the water test. I accidentally peeled an extra potato so I used it and an extra cup of chicken broth. I did not need to thicken it with the cornstarch slurry – it was the perfect consistency without. I added bacon instead of the suggested toppings as it was faster, but I will try them next time.

  4. 5 stars
    Looks and sounds delicious. I’m glad you added the potato – both for flavor and to thicken. I wish the instant pot could somehow thicken soups too – but I guess that’s too much to ask, LOL