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Creamy Corn Chowder

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.

All You NOVEMBER 2007

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.18

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 213
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Sodium: 472mg
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