Creamy Potato Chowder with Carnation® Evaporated Milk

This weekend I cooked up a fabulous Creamy Potato Chowder using Carnation® Evaporated Milk to make it creamy. I've never used Carnation Evaporated Milk in soup before and the results were amazing! I've been using Carnation Evaporated Milk for years to make fudge but now that I know to use it in soups and other dishes, no more will soups be thwarted by not having enough milk or cream in the fridge or worse, using the last of it and not having enough for my coffee the next morning! Carnation Evaporated Milk also has less water than milk so it adds a rich and creamy texture, perfect for every day dishes. It’s available in Regular, 2% and Fat Free Evaporated Milk, all giving the same rich and creamy flavour. Check out this delicious soup recipe and try it for yourself.

Recipe - Creamy Potato Chowder


  • 1 tsp [5 mL] Crisco® Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups [375 mL] carrots chopped (approx. 2 large carrots)
  • 1 1/2 cups [375 mL] celery, chopped (approx. 2 stalks)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 lbs [1 kg] Yukon Gold potatoes, peel and chopped in 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
  • 4 cups [1 L] chicken stock, vegetable stock or water
  • 2 cans [740 mL] Carnation® Regular or 2% Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup [50 mL] chopped fresh dill
  • Salt to taste


Heat oil on medium heat in a large (4 L/16 cup) pot. Add next 4 ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until onions are tender. Add potatoes and stock. Bring to a boil, cover and lower heat. Simmer 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Add Carnation® Evaporated Milk and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Puree half the soup. Return to pot and combine well. Stir in dill. Add salt to taste.

Family Thoughts

Wow! Today was the perfect day for a chowder. I, it was our first really chilly day where we got out our long sleeve shirts and sweaters, we went to the pumpkin patch and had a cozy and creamy soup for dinner that was so easy to whip up. Visit the Carnation Evaporated Milk website for more delicious and creamy recipe ideas, including quick step-by-step videos that are full of great tips.

The entire family enjoyed it from Mom & Dad to our little Lucas. What a great way to get some more veggies into the kids too. A creamy dish is always the way to go for kids, for comfort and for a delicious dinner.

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. and they sent me free product samples, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Smucker Foods of Canada Corp.
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