Corn Chowder

/Corn chowder

I woke up this morning and found snow on my deck. That’s just wrong for March.  Isn’t spring just around the corner?  Well, anyway it is a good excuse to make this wonderful corn chowder from Katie Workman.  I just love this cookbook that I purchased at our school book fair this year.  It is filled with easy and scrumptious recipes that the whole family will enjoy.  Even if you’ve got some picky eaters in your midst she handles that, too.

Good stuff!

YUM with bacon!

Corn Chowder from Katie Workman

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2 – in. pieces
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • bay leaf
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 cups milk (1 percent, 2 percent, or whole)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • thinly sliced scallions or chives for serving
  • extra crumbled bacon for serving

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp.
  2. Drain bacon.
  3. Pour off all but 2 teaspoons of fat.
  4. Add butter and melt over medium heat.
  5. Add flour and stir until it turns a golden color, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add onion and carrots.  Cook until tender about 4 minutes.
  7. Add red bell pepper and thyme, season with salt and pepper to taste.  Cook for about 1 minutes.
  8. Add potatoes, broth, bay leaf, and bacon.
  9. Reduce heat to medium low, let it come to a simmer.  Cook until the potatoes are tender about 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Add corn and let simmer until the corn is tender about 4 to 6 minutes.
  11. Use a wooden spoon or a fork and mash some of the potatoes and vegetables to thicken the chowder.
  12. Add the milk and heavy cream.  Increase the heat to medium, and cook stirring frequently until tiny bubbles form along the edge of the pot, about 7 minutes.  DON’T let the soup come to a boil or it might separate.
  13. Salt and pepper to taste.  Take out the bay leaf.
  14. Ladle the soup in bowls and top with bacon and chives.  I added a little cheddar cheese.

This is such a good chowder!!

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54 Comments

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54 responses to “Corn Chowder

  1. Roxanne Purcell

    I have to go to Publix to buy potatoes and cream so I can make this tomorrow. You find the best recipes Wanda!

  2. Wow! What a fabulous photo! So glad you liked the chowder!

  3. victoria

    I have never had corn chowder! But these pictures made me want to try it!

  4. rachael

    this looks so good and all the colors makes it stick out

  5. Jessie

    This looks like a very tasty meal that would be quick to make for dinner.

  6. Taylor

    I learned that after you add the milk and heavy cream do not let the soup come to a boil or else it will separate.

  7. I learned that it is a good recipe for cold days and it is delicious

  8. Brooke Nail

    This looks easy to make and very delicious!

  9. Cierra Brooks

    I learned that if you let the soup come to a boil, it may seperate.

  10. Shae Stanley

    I am a picky eater and I had not heard of corn chowder but I found that all of the ingredients are things that I like. It seems fairly easy to make and doesn’t take too much time.

  11. Trish Jenkins

    I learned all the ingredients it takes to make corn chowder, ive never known what was really in it

  12. Anita

    I learned what all went in the corn chowder because I had never had it before and that it is easy to cook but very delicious.

  13. maya Roberts

    i learned that you MUST use Heavy Cream to make a chowder and you musnt let the chodwer come to a boil

  14. Alexis Cleckley

    The potatoes will thicken the soup if you mash them so you dont have to add a thickener.

  15. Jonathan P

    i Learned that you can put bacon in a chowder

  16. Aubrey freeman

    i learned its best to strur with a wooden spoon rather than a metal one.

  17. hannah wills

    allow the corn to simmer for 4 to 6 minutes or until the corn in tender

  18. Avery Maurer

    if soup comes to a boil it might separate

  19. shane woods

    i did not know bacon in chowder would be good it sounds like a great idea

  20. amber a.

    i learned to not let the soup come to a boil or it will it might separate.

  21. ana meyer

    If you let the soup come to a boil it might separate so avoid that as much as possible.

  22. Abbie

    I learned to not let the soup come to a boil or it will seperate.

  23. Victoria Falkner

    i never heard of this before.. but it looks good. i learned there was such thing as a corn chowder.

  24. Rachel

    Stir foour until it turns into a golden color

  25. haley worthy

    Do not let the soup come to a boil or the milk will seperate in the soup.

  26. Tori Chastain

    Add the milk and heavy cream. Increase the heat to medium, and cook stirring frequently until tiny bubbles form along the edge of the pot, about 7 minutes. DON’T let the soup come to a boil or it might separate.

  27. nayra

    I learned that if it comes to a boil it might separate.

  28. Emily Trivitt

    I learned that potatoes can be used as a thickener

  29. Lauren Ochoa

    I learned that you shouldn’t let the soup come to a boil or it might separate.

  30. Chelsee

    I learned the soup will curdle if you bring it to a boil.

  31. Cody W

    I learned not to let it come to a boil

  32. brea west

    I learned that chowders are a thick soup that has milk in it, and potatoes can be used as a thickener.

  33. Maddie Langley

    I learned not to let the soup come to a boil so it doesnt curdle.

  34. Jake

    I learned that you could use bacon in a soup like this, even if corn chowder is gross.. the bacon may help somewhat.

  35. CURTIS

    never had, you have to make it one day

  36. Hannah McManus 3rd

    I learned that you do not need to allow the soup to come to a boil or it will separate. And I also learned that you can put bacon in the chowder.

  37. Gracie Nauman

    I learned that after you add the milk and heavy cream do not let the soup come to a boil or else it will separate.

  38. olivia sizemore

    it looks like it wouyld be a quick to make for dinner.

  39. carlie

    if you let the soup boil, it might separate

  40. Miracle McDaniel (3rd)

    Potatoes are tender about 10 to 12 minutes when cooked on medium-low heat.

  41. chance

    I learned that if you let the soup come to a boil, it may seperate.

  42. breanna swanson

    I learned that you should not let the soup come to a boil or it may seperate and the dish wont come out as planned.

  43. Tiffani Willis

    I learned that if you let the soup come to a boil the soup will separate.

  44. Ariana Crawford

    I never had any type of chowder but it looks so good I want to try it

  45. Elizabeth Stevens

    You have to be careful and not let your soup boil because it could seperate.

  46. hannah schuster

    You don’t let the soup boil or it will separate.

  47. Brandi Stampley

    I Learned That You Have To Uses A Wooden Spoon Or Fork And Mash Some Of Potatoes And Vegtables To Thckin It

  48. jasmine

    you have to let your corn shimmer for about four to six minutes for the corn chowder.

  49. Tori Attison

    I learned that you should not let it come to a boil because if it does it can separate.

  50. courtney b

    I never knew you could use bay leaf when making a chowder

  51. Jonathan Goldthwaite

    I learned that if you allow a soup to come to a boil it will separate.

  52. Daniele blair

    It looks delicious!

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