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Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder is full of potatoes, carrots, red peppers and onions.  Perfect for the cold winter months!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese, creamy, dinner, easy, mashed potatoes, onions, soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340kcal
Author Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper Stem and Seeds Removed, Diced
  • 2 Medium Carrots Peeled and Diced
  • 1/2 Medium Yellow Onion Diced
  • 2 Cups Frozen Corn Thawed
  • 2 Medium Russet Potatoes Peeled and Cubed
  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 3 TBSP Butter Divided
  • 3 TBSP All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Cracked Pepper
  • 8 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Half and Half
  • Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • Green Onions Sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat a large heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat.
  • Cook bacon slices until just crispy and remove to a paper towel lined plate and crumble up into pieces. Keep bacon grease in pot and leave the heat on medium high.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of butter and once it's melted add in diced red peppers, diced onions and diced carrots. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes until vegetables are tender and slightly golden brown.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add in remaining butter and let it melt for about 30 seconds.
  • Whisk in flour until well incorporated and cook for 1 minute.
  • Slowly stir in chicken stock and whisk to combine to prevent lumps from forming.
  • Bring soup to a boil.
  • Add in potatoes and corn and cook for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in half of the bacon and half and half. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and garnish with reserved crumbled bacon, shredded cheese and sliced green onions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sugar: 6g