Corn and Potato Chowder

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From: Washington State Potato Commission

Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
A satisfying meal all in one bowl—perfect for busy weeknights!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 oz red potatoes
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 8.5 oz can creamed corn
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions

  • Chop two slices of the bacon. Over medium-high heat, heat a large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  • Add the sliced bacon and cook until crisp, turning slices occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes. Move sliced bacon to paper towel and set aside.
  • Add onion, carrot, thyme, and rest of bacon to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in the corn kernels and garlic. Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, scrub potatoes with vegetable brush under cold running water, cut into ½ -inch cubes. Add potatoes, broth, half-and-half, and corn to pan with onion mixture.
  • Heat until simmering, and then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, 12 to 14 minutes; stir in salt and pepper.
  • Carefully pour two cups of the potato mixture into a blender and purée. Return purée to the pan and stir. Divide among bowls and crumble two slices of reserved, sliced bacon over each.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 200
  Calories from Fat 77 (38%)
(13%)Total Fat 9g
(18%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(5%)Cholesterol 16mg
(15%)Sodium 364mg
(15%)Potassium 537mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(13%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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