Corn Chowder with Parmesan Croutons


Corn Chowder with Parmesan Croutons
In this creamy chowder, tender cubes of potato simmer with golden corn, pungent garlic and refreshing chives.


  • 1 cup Kellogg's® Crispix® cereal
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or sliced green onions


1. Place KELLOGG'S® CRISPIX® cereal in 1-quart, zipper-type plastic bag. Drizzle oil over cereal. Add 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese. Close bag and gently toss until evenly coated. Spread in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° F for 5 minutes or until browned. Cool completely.

2. In medium saucepan combine broth, potatoes, corn, garlic and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Do not drain.

3. Meanwhile, in small bowl whisk together milk, flour and remaining 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Gradually stir into vegetable mixture. Cook and stir until boiling and slightly thickened. Stir in chives. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Ladle into serving bowls. Sprinkle with cereal mixture.