Corn, Potato and Bacon chowder

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Dinner Tonight, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

Corn, Potato and Bacon chowder

I am pretty pumped about this soup I made last week! Really, you should try it. The day was cold. I had no dinner plan and my meat selection was limited to bacon so I made this with what I had on hand. I made a big batch and got to share it with my mom and sister. Although this soup would stay good for a few days, it did not last that long around here. We liked it so much I made a second big pot this week.

  • 1.5 cups corn – roasted
  • 8 slices of bacon (I use the pre-cooked from costco)
  • 3 tbs flour (used whole wheat)
  • 1 red pepper – diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1-2 large potatoes (2nd time I used a bunch of mini potatoes cut in half)
  • mushroom (optional) could use anything – celery, parsnips, carrot (I used 1/2 pkg white sliced mushroom)
  • 1/4 cup cream (optional – I had it on hand)
  • 2 cups milk (warmed so it does not stop the simmer)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt & pepper

Spread a single layer of  corn on a roasting pan and bake at 400 for 15 mins or until browned. Set aside

If  using raw bacon, cook it, dice it and set aside but save 2-3 tbs bacon fat in bottom of pot. (If using precooked like me, simply dice the bacon and use 2-3 tbs butter in pot).

Saute the onion & red pep until onion are translucent then stir in flour and cooke for 3 mins.

Add in the chicken broth, potatoes, mushrooms and corn and simmer until soup starts to thicken. Add milk, cream and spices and continue to simmer until it tastes just right =)

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