Corn Chowder

The slow cooker makes this creamy corn soup a breeze to prepare. Serve this recipe with a generous amount of crumbled bacon.

Recipe from Family Circle
Corn Chowder
SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
15 mins
by 3  people
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Ingredients
  • 1   tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2   medium-size carrots, finely chopped
  • 1   stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1   small onion, finely chopped
  • 1   large Idaho potato (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3   cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1   bay leaf
  • 3/4  teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8  teaspoon paprika
  • 4   cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2   cups milk
  • 3   tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2   tablespoons white wine
  • 1   tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3/4  teaspoon salt
  • 5   slices ready-to-serve bacon (such as Oscar Meyer), prepared according to package directions and crumbled
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Directions
1. 
Place oil in a 4- to 6-quart stovetop-safe slow-cooker bowl over medium-high heat on stovetop. Cook carrot, celery and onion for 7 minutes or until softened.
2. 
Transfer to slow-cooker base and add potatoes to bowl. Pour broth over top and add bay leaf, dried thyme and paprika. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1-1/2 hours or LOW for 3 hours, or until potatoes are cooked through.
3. 
Stir in corn and milk; cover and cook for 1 hour or until heated through.
4. 
In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and wine and whisk into soup; cook an additional 10 minutes. Stir in fresh thyme and salt.
5. 
Using a potato masher, gently mash the soup until slightly thickened. Sprinkle each serving with a generous 1/2 tablespoon crumbled bacon and serve immediately.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 304, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 15, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 52, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 12, sodium (mg) 486, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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