Pressure Cooker Potato Corn Chowder. Another delicious healthy Instant Pot Freezer Meal that you can just dump in the pressure cooker. Incredibly creamy, delicious and filling on a cold day.
I mentioned on the blog last week in my pressure cooker carrot ginger soup recipe how I sometimes end up with freezer meals from leftover prep. How you can end up with too much of something and you just want to put it to good use.
Well this is exactly what my pressure cooker potato corn chowder is all about. I set myself the target of making as many freezer meals as I could from pantry staples along with my weekly grocery shop.
In the end I achieved 15 freezer meals in under 3 hours for less than $30. You can read my Pressure Cooker Freezer Meals Challenge here.
But I still had things leftover and I wanted them to be put to good use. I had a few little scraps of vegetables left, some canned sweetcorn, some canned coconut milk and a few bits of seasoning.
My first thought was let’s make a pressure cooker potato corn chowder. Never mind the fact I had no potatoes left, I could throw it all into a zip loc freezer bag and then when I cook it add extra potatoes at the time.
So that’s exactly what I did and my Pressure Cooker Potato Corn Chowder was born! Of course, in my potato corn chowder recipe below I am showing with the potatoes, but if like me you are short on one of your ingredients for your freezer meal but still want to make it, then nothing stops you adding it later.
I also didn’t include my pressure cooker potato corn chowder in my freezer meals challenge so I could technically call it recipe 15 and 3 quarters!
Pressure Cooker Potato Corn Chowder
Once you have made my pressure cooker potato corn chowder once, then you will want to make this creamy winter soup all the time. I like it because it ticks a lot of boxes.
My Pressure Cooker Potato Corn Chowder is FRUGAL. I used what I had in the pantry to originally put it together as a freezer meal, then added extra potatoes later. Most people will have the ingredients to make potato corn chowder without even having to go grocery shopping.
My Pressure Cooker Potato Corn Chowder is your BASE. If you want to make a big pasta dish, then you can use this as your creamy base. Then load it up with pasta or maybe with rice.
My pressure cooker potato corn chowder is easy to MODIFY. If you want to add bacon or sweet potatoes, then you can. If you love yours with kale, then throw in some kale too.
Making Pressure Cooker Potato Corn Chowder Freezer Friendly
To make my pressure cooker potato corn chowder freezer friendly is so, so easy. All you must do is throw all your ingredients into a big zip loc bag and freeze for later.
Just throw your ingredients to make your potato corn chowder into your Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker) when you’re ready to eat and hey presto you have a delicious and fast potato corn chowder. Just get the bread and EAT!
Though BEWARE carb coma will hit you like a brick when you have finished eating. In fact, its one of those meals that if you feed it to toddlers, it comes with a guarantee that they will fall asleep in their highchair!
Helpful Tools For Making Pressure Cooker Potato Corn Chowder
The 8 Litre Instant Pot Pressure Cooker – Let’s start with the most famous pressure cooker from around the world. The Instant Pot! We got ours in 2016 and its perfect for making a big batch of potato corn chowder. If freezer meals are your thing then get the 8 litre (8 quart) as it will make much bigger portion sizes.
Hand Blender – I love to get out my hand blender and blend from inside my pressure cooker. Its much easier and means less washing up.
Zip Loc Bags – I always have a huge stash of zip loc bags. They make meal prep so much easier and for freezer meals they are a dream come true. They are also fantastic for storage for a lot of things around your kitchen. For example, our kids’ biscuits go in them.
If you click on the banner below you can access all our recommended Instant Pot accessories that you should invest in for your pressure cooker. Many of them suit any brand of pressure cooker:
- ½ Kilo White Potatoes
- 1 Can Sweetcorn
- 1 Can Coconut Milk
- Leftover Vegetable Scraps
- Salt & Pepper
- Peel and dice your potatoes into medium chunks and any vegetables that you’re using. Drain a can of sweetcorn and place it into a zip loc bag along with the potatoes and vegetables. Pour in the coconut milk and season with salt and pepper.
- Zip up and shake so that the ingredients can mix in naturally. Place in the freezer and get out when you want to cook it.
- Place your potato corn chowder in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker from frozen and remove the zip loc bag. Pour over a cup of cold water and place the lid on the pressure cooker.
- Set the valve to sealing and cook for 8 minutes on manual pressure.
- Use QPR and using a hand blender, blend ¾ of the chowder.
- Serve warm with buttery bread.
My pressure cooker potato corn chowder was a quick recipe from leftovers. You could triple the recipe size and make 3 freezer meals from it instead of the 1 we made.
I recommend that you blend about ¾ of the potato corn chowder that way you can still enjoy pieces of potato without it just feeling like baby food. To avoid weighing and measuring just think ½ kilo is just over a pound of potatoes, and a small can of sweetcorn along with a medium can of coconut milk.
It saves getting out your cups and your weighing scales. Leftover vegetable scraps = any vegetables that you didn’t use up from meal prep. Or if you have some vegetables that need eating from the bottom of your fridge. For example, we used 1 stick of celery and 2 carrots in ours.
To reheat from frozen: Pour the contents from the bag into the Instant Pot. Place the lid on and set the valve to sealing. Cook for 0 minutes on manual. Use quick pressure release and serve with your warm bread.
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