Cheesy Beer Bratwurst and Corn Chowder


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Cheesy Beer Bratwurst and Corn Chowder

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    Chowder is most popular in the winter months, but you'll want to enjoy this Cheesy Beer Bratwurst and Corn Chowder year-round. Who can say no to a comforting bowl of warm, cheesy chowder?

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 10
    2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
    4 Hy-Vee beer bratwursts, sliced 1/4-inch thick
    1 (16-oz.) container Hy-Vee Short Cuts fajita vegetables, chopped
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee black pepper, coarsely ground
    1 tbsp. bottled minced garlic
    1 (12-oz.) bottle American pale ale
    1 (1-lbs.) pkg. roasted garlic, rosemary & thyme fresh creamer potatoes with seasoning packet, cut in half
    4 c. Hy-Vee 33% less sodium chicken broth, divided
    1 (10-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee frozen super sweet corn
    1 c. Hy-Vee Monterrey Jack salsa con queso
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee corn starch
    1 c. Hy-Vee shredded Cheddar cheese
    Green onions, thinly sliced; for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • 5-1/2-quart Dutch oven
    • Small bowl
    • Whisk


    1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 5-1/2-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook bratwurst slices 4 to 6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally; set aside.

    2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to drippings in Dutch oven. Add fajita vegetables and black pepper. Saute 5 to 6 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook over low for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Remove Dutch oven from heat; stir in pale ale. Return to heat; cook over medium heat 3 minutes. 

    3. Add potatoes and seasoning packet, chicken broth, and corn to Dutch oven. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Stir in salsa con queso and cooked brats. Simmer covered, 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and brats reach 165 degrees. 

    4. Combine corn starch and remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth in a small bowl; slowly stir into chowder. Stir in shredded Cheddar cheese and cook 1 to 2 minutes more until slightly thickened. Garnish with additional Cheddar cheese and sliced green onions, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    340 Calories per serving
    1 cup

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 18g
    • Cholesterol: 45mg
    • Sodium: 850mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 26g
    • Protein: 14g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 8%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 10%