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Butternut Squash, Corn, Potato Chowder, with Vegan Sausage

Embracing the Winter Chill: Butternut Squash, Corn, Potato Chowder with Vegan Sausage

Butternut Squash, Corn, Potato Chowder with Vegan Sausage

As I revisit cherished recipes from the past, I am excited to share an old favorite that's perfect for the winter months – Butternut Squash, Corn, Potato Chowder with Vegan Sausage. Winter has always been my designated soup season, and this particular recipe holds a special place in my culinary repertoire. Crafting delicious soups almost every other day has become a tradition, and this hearty chowder, featuring the comforting blend of butternut squash, corn, potatoes, and vegan sausage, is a timeless gem that deserves a revisit. It's a cozy, flavorful delight that promises to warm you up during the chilly winter days.

Butternut Squash, Corn, Potato Chowder with Vegan Sausage Recipe:


  • 1 chopped yellow onion

  • 2 chopped carrots

  • 2 chopped celery stalks

  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic

  • 2-3 cups chopped white or red potatoes

  • 16oz frozen, chopped butternut squash (or fresh)

  • 2 cups frozen, chopped spinach (or fresh)

  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn (or fresh)

  • 1 cup ground vegan, plant-based breakfast sausage

  • 1 container vegetable stock

  • 2-3 cups water (or more to cover veggies)

  • Sea salt, ½ tablespoon (to taste)

  • Onion powder, 2 teaspoons (to taste)

  • Garlic powder, 2 teaspoons (to taste)

  • Old Bay Seasoning, 2 teaspoons (to taste)

  • Dried parsley, 1 tablespoon (to taste)

  • Herb seasonings (to taste)

  • 1 stick vegan, non-dairy butter

  • 2 cups plant-based, non-dairy half and half creamer

How to Prepare:

  1. Combine all ingredients, excluding creamer, in a large stockpot. Set heat to medium-high, let it come to a slight boil, stirring occasionally.

  2. Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and add the creamer. Stir well, place a lid with a slight gap for pressure release, and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the veggies are tender.

  3. Remove from heat and serve. This recipe yields about 6 to 8 standard-sized bowls of soup. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze.

Note: To save time, use a frozen French Mirepoix mix for chopped onions, carrots, and celery. Additionally, you can substitute fresh minced garlic with prepared organic minced garlic from a jar.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving - Recipe Yields 8 Servings):
  • Calories: 390

  • Total Fat: 20g

  • Saturated Fat: 8g

  • Trans Fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 820mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 50g

  • Dietary Fiber: 8g

  • Sugars: 6g

  • Protein: 8g

  • Vitamin D: 0%

  • Calcium: 15%

  • Iron: 10%

  • Potassium: 890mg

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Suggested Servings: 1.5 cups per serving

Storage Recommendations:
  • Refrigeration: Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the chowder in individual portions in airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

  • Reheating: Gently reheat the soup on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring occasionally until warmed through. Alternatively, use a microwave, heating in short intervals and stirring between each until desired temperature is reached.

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:
  • Butternut Squash:

  • Rich in vitamin A for healthy vision and immune function.

  • High fiber content aids digestion and promotes fullness.

  • Contains antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, with potential anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Corn:

  • Good source of fiber, supporting digestive health.

  • Provides essential B-complex vitamins for metabolism.

  • Potatoes:

  • Excellent source of potassium, essential for maintaining proper blood pressure.

  • Contains vitamin C for immune system support.

  • Vegan Sausage:

  • Plant-based protein supports muscle health.

  • Typically lower in saturated fat compared to traditional meat sausage.

  • Spinach:

  • Rich in iron and calcium for overall health.

  • Contains antioxidants to combat oxidative stress.

  • Onions, Carrots, Celery, Garlic:

  • Provide a mix of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  • Garlic is known for potential immune-boosting properties.

  • Vegetable Stock:

  • Low in calories and fat, adds flavor with various nutrients from simmered vegetables.

  • Non-Dairy Butter and Creamer:

  • Plant-based alternatives are lower in saturated fat and may contain fortified vitamins like B12.

  • Herbs and Seasonings:

  • Parsley provides vitamin K and antioxidants.

  • Spices like Old Bay Seasoning may have anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Overall:

  • The combination of ingredients offers a well-rounded array of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

  • Plant-based and lower-fat options contribute to heart health.

  • The soup's fiber content supports digestive health and may aid in weight management.

Remember, while this soup provides health benefits, maintaining a balanced and varied diet is crucial for overall well-being.

This Butternut Squash, Corn, Potato Chowder with Vegan Sausage has quickly become one of my all-time favorites among the many soups I've created.

Butternut Squash, Corn, Potato Chowder with Vegan Sausage

Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used. Always consult with a healthcare professional or nutritionist for personalized dietary advice. Additionally, ensure that individual dietary preferences, allergies, or restrictions are considered when preparing and consuming these recipes.

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Unknown member
Mar 25

It looks delicious and its perfect for the dish on cookbook

Debbie Marsh
Debbie Marsh
Mar 25
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Thank you. Great idea too!😉🙂

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