Cheesy Corn Chowder

  • prep: 50 min
  • cook: 1 hr 20 min
  • total: 2 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    When both the recipe developer (Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez) and the cross-tester (Melissa Roberts) raved about this soup, it was clear we had a winner! This almost-vegetarian chowder is chock full of a variety of colorful diced vegetables. Of course, we love the smoky nuance the bacon gives it, but if you wanted to make this strictly vegetarian, just lose the bacon and use vegetable stock in place of the chicken broth. This is ski-house material to feed a hungry horde, or use a long weekend to have several smaller gatherings to pay back all your friends (once you’ve cleaned for one party, you might as well throw another one).

    Ingredients

    • 6 bacon slices, finely chopped
    • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
    • 3 large carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice
    • 3 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice
    • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
    • 3/4 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
    • 3/4 pound sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
    • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 4 cups water
    • 3 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from about 4 ears) or 1 1/2 pounds (24 ounces) frozen corn kernels (not thawed)
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, coarsely grated (3 cups)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil or parsley
    • Finely chopped fresh chives or scallions (optional)
    • Paprika (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 254 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 23.06%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 46.08%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 45 mg 15.07%
    • Sodium: 692 mg 28.82%
    • Calcium: 58 mg 5.78%
    • Potassium: 381 mg 10.9%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.3%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 18.87%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 96.55%
    • Vitamin C 17.05%
    • Vitamin D 6.3%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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