Potato, corn and tuna chowder

Potato, corn and tuna chowder

The Potato Cookbook

This is a much-loved recipe in my family. We like it served with crusty bread and lots of butter. We like it served often. Some of us like extra cheese stirred into our serving, while others like to dunk their bread. Whichever way you have it, this is a delicious soup and perfect for winter gatherings.


Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium onions, finely diced
3 celery stalks, sliced
1 red capsicum, seeded and diced
1 litre chicken stock
3 medium waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes, (about 500 g)
2 large carrots, halved lengthways and sliced
2 large zucchini, halved lengthways and sliced
kernels from 2 corn cobs
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra to serve
850g tinned tuna in olive oil
75g plain flour
1 litre full-cream milk
10g chopped flat-leaf parsley
60g grated cheddar cheese, or more to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onions, celery and capsicum until softened, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add the stock, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, corn, sea salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to medium–low. Simmer the chowder until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the tuna, put it in a medium mixing bowl and flake with a fork.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour and 125 ml of milk together until smooth. Add a further 125 ml of milk and whisk again until smooth.
  4. Add the milk and flour mixture to the chowder with the remainder of the milk, the flaked tuna and half of the chopped parsley and bring to the boil over medium–high heat, stirring often. Reduce the heat to medium– low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve in individual bowls, garnished with the remaining chopped parsley, pepper and grated cheese.
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