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.


  1. Sounds delicious! My Grandmother has an old time Potato Chowder recipe but I think this would give it a run for it's money!

  2. Looks yummy. And I agree, it is a great way to get the kids to eat more veggies.

  3. We are so making this tomorrow! Looks so tasty! thanks for sharing.

  4. Always love a nice bowl of homemade soup this time of year. Thanks for the recipe I am going to have to make this, my hubby loves potato soup! (Judy Cowan)

  5. I love trying and making new soups.. This looks delicious. I make a sausage and potato chowder.

  6. oooo Love chowder and cream based soups in the winter!

    Lori R Jackson

  7. This looks like a delicious soup! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I must try!

  8. This looks like a great chowder soup recipe, I will give it a try.

  9. Thanks so much for the recipe it looks super yummy will try :)

  10. I would love to make this for my family. Great on a cold day.

  11. Delicious! We love chowder at our house, it's a perfect meal for a cold night.

  12. Chowder is a favorite,cant wait to try this one

  13. I think this is a simple and delicious soup-easy to prepare. I think chicken or beef broth, especially homemade would make this a wonderfully tasty dish for lunch. Thank you for this recipe.

  14. I also agree that this is a wonderful chowder for a chilly day. I have begun to buy evaporated milk for baking, chowders, etc,, because, like you, I was constantly running out of our regular milk for drinking or tea.


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