Creamy Corn Chowder

Creamy Corn Chowder Recipe
This rich corn chowder recipe gets bold flavor from bacon. It's loaded with veggies, making it a hearty option for a quick weeknight supper.

Yield:

8 Servings

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 213
Fat 12 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Sodium 472 mg

Ingredients

6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 medium red potatoes, diced
1 (1 lb.) bag frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 cup half-and-half

Preparation

In a 4-quart soup pot, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring, until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Pour off all but 2 Tbsp. fat.

Add onion, celery and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add potatoes, corn, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Sprinkle flour over mixture and stir until thickened and fragrant, about 3 minutes.

Slowly pour in broth, stirring constantly until smooth. Add bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until potatoes are tender, 25 minutes.

Remove bay leaf and stir in half-and-half. Cook until warmed through.

Note:

November 2007
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