Corn Chowder Extraordinaire

I love this soup; it’s easy, fast and really creamy good.  Ready in less than 30 minutes, this simple homemade soup will always be a hit.

Corn Chowder Extraordinaire

1 medium onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons butter or bacon grease
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 can tall evaporated milk plus enough water to equal 4 cups
1 pack Ramen chicken noodle soup
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can cream-style corn
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cans vienna sausage, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup instant mashed potato flakes
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

In a stockpot or large saucepan, saute onion, celery, carrot and garlic in butter over medium high heat.  Add crushed red pepper and parsley flakes.  Pour milk mixture and let boil.  Add Ramen noodles and contents of seasoning packet.  When noodles are almost tender, add whole kernel corn, cream-style corn, cream of chicken soup and chopped vienna sausage.   Heat through; add salt and pepper to taste.  Stir in instant mashed potato flakes and grated cheese.  Yield:  4 servings.

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