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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Sausage Chowder

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-6 hours
  • Total Time: 35 minute
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


A colorful and flavorful summer chowder with garlic, smoked sausage, parmesan cheese, corn, potatoes, green beans and carrots. Your whole family will love this soup!


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound mini colorful potatoes (see note)
  • 1 (12 oz) package of smoked sausage, sliced thinly (I used smoked chicken sausage)
  • 1 rib of celery, diced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 8 oz baby carrots (or you can cut 34 large carrots)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup frozen corn or 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can green beans, drained
  • 2/3 cup half and half (you can also use milk or cream)
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Add broth, potatoes, sausage, celery, onion, carrots, garlic powder, parsley, thyme, pepper, salt and corn to the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  3. Stir in the green beans. In a small bowl stir together the half and half and the cornstarch together until very smooth. Stir a few tablespoons of hot soup into the mixture. This will help prevent curdling. Then add the mixture into the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker to high. In a few minutes your soup will thicken a bit.
  4. Add in the parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve the chowder and enjoy!


Potatoes: I found a bag of mini colorful potatoes at Walmart. They were in a mesh bag that had red, purple and yellow potatoes. If you can’t find these potatoes then just use a pound of red potatoes and cut them into chunks. I like the color that the potatoes add to the chowder. 

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker