Hearty Instant Pot Corn Chowder Recipe

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Alicia Soto Modified: December 14, 2021
Hearty Instant Pot Corn Chowder Recipe


How To Make Hearty Instant Pot Corn Chowder

Easy, hearty, and vegan, this corn chowder ticks all the boxes. Corn, potatoes, carrots, and coconut milk are tossed in the instant pot for a creamy bowl.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 28 mins
Total: 43 mins


  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 4 medium red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 16 oz frozen sweet corn, (1 bag)
  • 1 can coconut milk, (14 oz) unsweetened
  • 3 cups vegetable stock, plus ¼ cup for sauteing
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika, optional, for smokey flavor
  • pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste

For Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 3 tbsp cornstarch, or arrowroot powder
  • 6 tbsp cold water


  1. Turn your instant pot on "Saute" mode. Add in the ¼ cup of vegetable stock and onions. 

  2. Saute the onions for about 3 minutes until they are translucent. Add in the garlic and saute for 1 additional minute.

  3. Add the potatoes, carrots, corn, coconut milk, vegetable stock, thyme, paprika and some pepper to the pot and stir well. 

  4. Put the cover on and seal the valve. 

  5. On "Manual" mode, set the instant pot for 8 minutes. Note that the instant pot will need about 20 minutes to pressurize before starting the 8-minute countdown.

  6. Once the timer goes off, use a towel to turn the valve and depressurize the instant pot. Be careful as hot liquid might sputter.

  7. When it's depressurized, air won't be heard coming out of the valve. Carefully remove the lid. 

Cornstarch Slurry:

  1. Mix the cornstarch with the water until the cornstarch is fully dissolved. Pour slowly into the pot, stirring the entire time to avoid clumping. 

  2. If it's not thick enough, make another cornstarch slurry and add a little in. If it's too thick, add some more vegetable stock or non-dairy milk. 

  3. Season with more pepper and salt if needed.

  4. Top with green onions or parsley, if desired, for some color and added yumminess. 

  5. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Sugar: 11g
  • :
  • Calcium: 55mg
  • Calories: 352kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 1126mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 532mg
  • Vitamin A: 5612IU
  • Vitamin C: 23mg
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