The Ultimate Comfort Food: Potato Corn Chowder

May 05, 2023 · by Ashton Dorow

Sickness has been going around my area lately, and unfortunately, it caught up with me this past weekend! I felt horrible and could often only whisper because my throat was so sore and hoarse. It was rough... but, thank God, I am better!

Now, all my life, when I've been sick, my mom or Mawmaw would make me one of my favorite things in the whole world--potato soup. There's just something about a warm bowl of potato soup that is so comforting, not only when you're sick, but any time of year! This weekend, I was secretly hoping, deep down, that one of them would make me some. I even thought about asking for it, but decided I didn't want them to feel pressured to do all that work. Literally only minutes later, my mom texted me and said Mawmaw was making me some potato soup, and not just any kind, but my favorite one--potato corn chowder! 

Needless to say, this girl was very happy!

My Mawmaw was kind enough to send over this delicious, comforting recipe to me today so I could share it with you all, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Seriously, if I could only eat one soup for the rest of my life... it would probably be this one.

NOTE: You know what makes this recipe even better? It's made in the pressure cooker/InstaPot, so it hardly takes any time at all!


- 6 red potatoes, diced

- 2 cups of corn (fresh is best, but it can also be frozen or canned)

- 1/4 onion, diced

- 3 cups vegetable broth

- 3/4 cups cheddar cheese

- 3 cups half and half

- 2 tbsp corn starch + 2-3 tbsp water

- 3 tbsp butter

- Salt and pepper to taste


1. Dice all your veggies.

2. Put InstaPot on saute, add butter, and let it melt.

3. Add diced onions and cook until soft.

4. Add vegetable broth, diced potatoes, and corn.

5. Add salt and pepper. Close lid and close steam valve. Set to high pressure for 10 minutes.

6. When done, do a quick release and carefully lift the lid when the steam is gone.

7. Whisk together a bit of water and cornstarch into a small cup until smooth.

8. Push saute on your pressure cooker to allow soup to boil. Add cornstarch mixture to pot and stir.

9. Slowly add half and half and cheese. Stir and serve after the soup has thickened a bit.

BONUS: you can also add bacon pieces or a little bit of cajun seasoning (or both) to kick it up a notch!

**Photo by Julia Kicova on Unsplash (not a totally accurate representation of what the soup looks like, so keep that in mind!)

Looking for another delicious potato soup option? Check out my other favorite recipe HERE, which just barely comes in second behind my Mawmaw's chowder. 

Ashton Dorow

About Ashton Dorow

Ashton Dorow has loved reading for as long as she can remember, and she began writing her first book at age fourteen. Since then, she has written more books, launched her blog, Life & Lit, and is in the process of publishing her first novel. She currently resides in Conroe, TX, with her hubby and their two spoiled-rotten furbabies. They attend the church Ashton grew up in, Abundant Life Church in Willis, TX, where they are both involved in music, youth, and children’s ministry.

Connect with Ashton on Instagram at @life.and.lit