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Cooking with Kids: Fall Corn Chowder

October 31, 2016

This post sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own.

I’m back with another delicious fall recipe for your family.  Temps are dropping and it’s time to put some soup in rotation.  Once the temps drop, we’ll be spending a lot of time indoors.  This is the perfect time to get the kids involved in the kitchen.  I headed to Target to take advantage of the their buy 3, get one FREE deal on select Unilever items.  I used Knorr Chicken Rice sides to make this delicious corn chowder with Peyton.



Peyton loves when I ask for her help in the kitchen.  She takes pride in the responsibilities that I give her.  Of she loves to stir continuously.


  • 2 slices reduced sodium bacon
  • 1/2 cup leek, finely chopped, white parts only
  • 10 ounces peeled butternut squash, finely chopped (I used zucchini)
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh corn or thawed, frozen corn
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tub Knorr® Homestyle Stock – Reduced Sodium Chicken
  • 1 package Knorr® Rice Sides™ – Chicken flavor



  • Cook bacon in large saucepot until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon from saucepot. Set aside and reserve drippings.
  • Cook leek, squash, celery and corn in reserved drippings over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add water and bring to boil then reduce heat to medium low and cook 10 minutes. Remove 2 cups of broth and vegetables and set aside.
  • Stir in Knorr® Homestyle Stock – Reduced Sodium Chicken and Knorr® Rice Sides™ – Chicken flavor. Cover and cook 7 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Meanwhile, process reserved 2 cups broth and vegetables in blender until smooth; stir into saucepot and cook until heated through. Garnish, if desired, with fresh parsley and bacon.

Preparation time 10 minutes and cooking time 25 minutes.  Makes 8 cups.

*TIP: Nothing beats fresh vegetables – but frozen or canned vegetables save time and can be just as nutritious. Look for no added sugar, fat or salt varieties.


I’ve never made a chowder before.  It was easier to make than I thought and the family loved it.  Head to Target to take advantage of the buy 2 Hellmann’s or Best Foods items for $7 or buy 3, get 1 free on select Unilever food and ice cream brands below.

  • Hellmann’s 30oz real
  • Knorr Chicken Rice Sides
  • Breyers Natural Vanilla
  • Lipton Recipe Secrets
  • Lipton Tea 100ct
  • Country Crock Original 15oz
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Original 15oz

What’s your families favorite fall recipe?

  • Shilene
    November 2, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Yummm I’ll be making this once it gets a little cooler. I add potatoes in mine & the base is a little thicker and creamier. I’m sure yours is healthier 😉

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