|Corn Chowder with Smoked Sausage|
This corn chowder is super easy to make with just a small amount of preparation involved. I usually don't precook the potatoes but just dump them in along with the milk. It works out pretty well. I have made this with reduced-fat 2% milk before as well as fat-free milk (I happen to have just fat-free milk at home this time around), and I think I do prefer the reduced-fat milk because it makes the soup creamier and gives it more flavor. I have never tried it with whole milk, but it is already very good with milk that has lower fat content, so I prefer to keep it that way. I also find that I don't need to add a lot of salt to this, because the smoked sausage adds quite a bit of flavor and provides a nice contrast from the other, blander ingredients. This is just what I needed.
Recipe courtesy of:
Hillshire Farm (get the recipe here)