Corn Chowder with Bacon & Cheddar

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Corn Chowder with Bacon & Cheddar
Corn Chowder
Maryse Chevriere

Corn Chowder

As far as I'm concerned, soup (and chowder in particular) gets top billing on the comfort food circuit. Especially as temperatures start to drop, there are few things I crave more, or that are more comforting, than a big, warm bowl of soup. This corn chowder is a definite favorite — thick and hearty, but not too heavy (no cream required!). Plus it calls for that other comfort food staple ingredient: bacon.

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4
Servings
732
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 1/2 quart chicken broth
  • 10 baby yellow potatoes, quartered
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • Two 10 ounce bags of frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cup extra sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a medium-sized skilled over medium-low heat, cook the bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes (turn the pieces over about 4 or 5 minutes in). Once cooked, set aside on a paper towel-lined plate.

Add the chicken broth, potatoes, and thyme to a large stock pot over medium heat. Bring the broth to a simmer and cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes, or until fork-tender. Next, remove the thyme sprigs (it's OK that the leaves have fallen off into the soup), and add in all of the corn from 1 bag, as well as the grated cheese.

Using an immersion blender, purée the soup until smooth. Once it has achieved the desired texture, mix in the corn from the remaining bag, and cook for another 5 minutes. Crumble the cooked bacon you've set aside and mix it into the soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with thyme.

Corn Chowder Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Corn Chowder Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
56%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
76%
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Protein
32g
65%
Carbs
73g
24%
Vitamin A
134µg
15%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.7%
Vitamin B6
1mg
54%
Vitamin C
42mg
70%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.9%
Vitamin K
9µg
11%
Calcium
334mg
33%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
106µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
106µg
27%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
98mg
24%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
58%
Phosphorus
554mg
79%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1509mg
43%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
39.8%
Sodium
1746mg
73%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
33.6%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
23%

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