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Corn chowder is a great summertime meal when corn and potatoes are in season. A slow cooker is the ideal way to make this soup so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen. This recipe has no cream or milk in it, but it thickens up nicely due to the pureed potatoes. This biscuit recipe goes well with this soup, or croutons add a nice touch. I adapted this from a corn chowder recipe in Stephanie O’Dea’s cookbook, Make It Fast, Cook It Slow.
- 6 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 2 lbs red potatoes peeled and chopped
- 3 ears of corn kernels removed
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the 6 slices of bacon in the oven or in a frying pan. Pat the bacon dry, chop it into small pieces, and place it in a five or six quart slow cooker.
- Place all of the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker and stir.
- Cook on low for about 8 hours, or until the vegetables are all tender.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the chowder, leaving some chunks.
- Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary, and serve warm. This recipe yields 8 servings.
Corn Chowder Price Breakdown
This soup costs $5.54 to make, or $.69 per serving. The children and adults in my house agree that this is one delicious soup. Put together a batch of corn chowder in the morning and you’ll come home to a delicious dinner waiting for you.
I followed the recipe exactly and found it to be pretty bland. Added as much extra seasoning (salt pepper smoked paprika) as I felt comfortable, But next time I’m thinking I’ll fry more bacon carnalized onions, and add in at the very end .
Besides that recipe was simple to follow!
Great thing about that recipe is that you can change it up really easily. Replace chicken broth with veg. Remove bacon and insert jalapenos, etc…
Exactly. It’s so flexible and you can adjust it to your tastes. I love the idea of jalapenos.
I’ve got a dozen ears of sweet corn in the fridge and at least once a summer I must make corn chowder! I like that your recipe has smoked paprika I bet that adds a nice dimension to your dish!
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