Creamy Corn, Cauliflower & Crab Chowder

A simple classic dish with just a little taste of the sea to liven it up

Corn and soy, always organic!

Alliteration intended

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups extra creamy oat milk, or dairy milk, or half-and-half, divided
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 ears organic corn, husks removed*
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets, small dice
  • 8 oz. fresh or frozen crabmeat
  • Butter or vegan butter
  • Note: I’ve used all organic vegetables here, I am lucky to live in an area where organic farms are easy to find. If you do not, the most important ingredient to keep organic is the corn.

While they last!

Buy a dozen, or two, roast, grill, or boil them, strip from the cobs and tuck in the freezer for the winter. Toss in a bag of the cobs as well for mid-winter chowder. Now, do you feel like a squirrel stocking up?

Roasted and ready for the freezer.

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71 Comments Add yours

  1. oooh, that looks good!

    1. Thanks! I’ll save you a bowl!

  2. My mouth is watering, what a perfect soup for this time of year~

    1. Thanks Jenna! It’s soo good, and packed with memories as well.

  3. lisinmayenne says:

    That looks delicious. Our sweetcorn is running out of steam, I think this could be the perfect way to celebrate the last few cobs. 😊

    1. It’s that time of year when you never know if the crib is going to be empty the next time around!

  4. Beautiful chowder with so many tasty ingredients.

    1. Thank you! Simple but wonderful ingredients.

  5. Suzassippi says:

    Sounds really delicious and perfect for fall!

    1. One of our favorites!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’ve saved this recipe for the first autumn day when temperatures drop into sweater weather.

  7. Misky says:

    I’ve saved this recipe for the first autumn day when temperatures drop into sweater weather.

    1. Around here it could be tomorrow, followed by an 80-degree day!

      1. Misky says:

        We’ve been suffering through a heatwave here, 90s for over a week.

      2. That was last week here, today drizzly and 64!

      3. Misky says:

        Chowder weather.

  8. Misky says:

    I’m not sure why I’m being decided anonymous. Strange. Feel free to delete the duplicates, Dorothy. ~ Misky x

    1. We’ll, I responded to a comment on my own blog and I was Anonymous!

      1. Misky says:

        😂 I was gong to apologise for littering up your post, but I don’t think I’m responsible.

      2. I blame it on the WO gremlins again!

  9. NativeNM says:

    Your bowl of chowder looks so delicious! I envy you having a local fish market nearby. I’m sure the fresh crabmeat makes all the difference in taste.

    1. Thanks Jan. We are extremely lucky to have several good fish markets around, and I always try to get to know the fish mongers. You learn so much!

  10. Anonymous says:

    This chowder looks so tasty. Perfect for the cooling days ahead (hopefully!) 🙂

    1. Anonymous says:

      Once again I became “Anonymous”… It’s Ronit from Tasty Eats. 🙂

      1. There’s a lot if that going around today!

    2. Thanks! T is indeed perfect for this time of year.

  11. L says:

    Could use a bowl now! Perfect for cold days

    1. Thanks! It’s drizzly and not very summer like here today!

  12. Chef Mimi says:

    Very nice. I’m still jealous about your crab!

    1. I do feel lucky that New England has such lovely seafood!

  13. Great recipe 👌 I never thought to use cauliflower. I have used potatoes

    1. It added a slightly different texture, and was really tasty.

  14. You had my attention with just one word – chowder. I love all your ingredients and can imagine how their tastes blend well together. Cauliflower seems to be hot right now as in it is being added to a lot of recipes. Very interesting.

    1. There are a lot of them at the farm stands, eggplant too!

  15. Gail says:

    I’ve been seeing a lot of corn chowder dishes lately. And this one, with the crabmeat, tops them all. 👏

    1. Thanks! It has a little something’ special!

  16. Eha says:

    The word ‘alliteration’ brought my eye to this inviting recipe! Interesting! Our early spiting is quickly raising the temperatures with 30C+ promised for the end of the week but methinks I can still get all the ingredients to try, with more than one kind of fresh crab available . . . fascinating as the word ‘chowder’ is known but seldom used in Australia – thanks !

    1. In New England, we pronounce it “chowdah ” with great glee!
      Happy Soring!

  17. nancyc says:

    I love chowders, especially in the chilly weather! I love that you used oat milk in this, too! 🙂

    1. The weather is changing!

  18. nancyc says:

    I love chowders, especially when the weather is chilly! Love that you used oat milk in this too! 🙂

    1. The oat milk, extra creamy, was perfect here! I was delighted!

  19. Nancy says:

    I’m knocking at your door. I would love to sit in your kitchen and enjoy some! I brought my own bowl… does that help!

    1. Come on in! There’s plenty to share!

  20. terrie gura says:

    Corn and crab certainly do mingle nicely! I’m glad to see a glimpse of how you’ll be using all that corn! 🌽

    1. Here and there, and everywhere!

  21. CarolCooks2 says:

    I should cook with corn more as its so plentiful here plus crab and corn are excellent together your chowder looks delicious, Dorothy 🙂

    1. Anonymous says:

      Thank Carol! I love the combination!
      Dorothy (once again Anonymous on my own site…).

  22. What a delicious chowder Dorothy!

    1. Thank you! It was lovely!

  23. Americaoncoffee says:

    You do an interesting mix on foods always. I never thought of this one.

    1. It was a nice combination!

  24. This looks amazing, D – hearty yet delicate. It’s definitely going into my recipe box for an Autumn soup night!

    1. It was so good N.! So much good corn flavor.
      Better hurry, ’cause it’s going fast…

      1. If you jarred and sold this, you’d have yourself a winner!! 😄

  25. The most wonderful ingredients – corn chowders are big at our house!

    1. Thanks so much! There’s nothing like it! One of our favorites too.

  26. Your right the addition of crabmeat elevates tis dish.

    1. Thanks! It was so good!

  27. John Rieber says:

    For some reason cauliflower doesn’t “agree” with me, but I am going to make this and replace with potato…looks delicious!

    1. It will be perfect with the potato!

  28. Another interesting combination! I would have never thought of adding cauliflower to corn, but I like them both so I’m sure is super delicious 😋

    1. Thank you! It was really tasty, and a little lighter.

  29. I love corn with crab. For more flavor, I get live crabs and use the shells to make stock for the soup.

    1. It’s such a good combination!
      If I had the whole crab, or crab legs, that’s exactly what I would have done. The fish market usually has the picked crab that is local, and sometimes the Jona crab legs. Never see them live here!

      1. I will be doing a blog post about how to kill the crabs soon.

      2. I hope it isn’t as traumatic as killing the lobsters is!

  30. I love this. My parents made clam chowder in the Fall and I have such fond memories of cooking together and then sitting down to slurp some soup together with huge slices of warm bread! This looks really good Dorothy, I’m just printing it out now! Thank you. Hugs, C

    1. This is really one of my favorites. Corn chowder brings me right back to my childhood home, and I never tire of it.

  31. petespringerauthor says:

    This looks perfect today here in California. It’s a blustery fall day where we’ll spend half the day trying to warm up.

    1. It’s chilly here too, Peter, but at least the sun is out!

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