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If you're looking for an easy to prepare vegetarian meal that is full of flavor, you'll want to give this Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Corn Chowder from A Cedar Spoon a try.

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If you’re looking for an easy to prepare vegetarian meal that is full of flavor, you’ll want to give this Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Corn Chowder from A Cedar Spoon a try. You only need about 15 minutes to prep the ingredients and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work. When it’s done, you’ve got a comforting soup that’s creamy and cheesy with a hint of smoky flavor and spice from the chipotle and pepper jack cheese.

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder Wine Pairing

Corn and Chardonnay are a great match, and chowder is no exception. The creaminess of Chardonnay balances nicely with the richness of a chowder, mixed with the sweet flavors of the corn. But this soup has a twist. There’s some spicy and smoky chipotle mixed in. If you go heavy on the spice, try a refreshing Riesling to cool the palate and add some acidity to cut through the creamy soup.

Chardonnay: Hess Select Chardonnay ~ $12

This Chardonnay offers some brightness with some citrus, apple, and apricot flavors, and enough creaminess on the palate to stand up to the chowder. It’s also a nice value for a weeknight.

Chardonnay: Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay ~ $17

This Chardonnay has a nice mix of tropical fruit, baked apples, spice, tangerines, and some toasty vanilla aromas and flavors. There’s a nice richness to the wine with some minerality and creamy textures that will pair seamlessly with the corn chowder.

Riesling: Lamoreaux Landing Dry Riesling ~ $12

For a Riesling with great acidity, minerality, and a mix of bright fruit and floral notes, try this one from New York. You’ll find some apple, citrus, and passion fruit on the palate and refreshing acidity that will cut nicely through the richness of the chowder.

Riesling: Snoqualmie Vineyards Naked Eco Organic Riesling ~ $12

Semi-sweet wines like this Riesling are quite versatile. This one from Washington is organically farmed and produced and has lots of vibrant pear and apricot aromas with minerals and spice. Aromatic, fruity, crisp, and clean, the freshness of the wine will provide a nice contrast to the richness of the soup and the sweetness will balance out some of that heat from the chipotle peppers.

Riesling: Kendall Jackson’s Vintner’s Reserve Riesling ~ $12

Another Riesling with some sweetness to it, this one has apple, citrus, apricot, peach, and even some honey notes. It has some richness on the palate that will match that of the chowder and offer some sweetness that will work well with the corn while balancing the heat from the peppers.

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