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Corn Chowder

43 Reviews
95% would make this recipe again

A soup of corn and vegetables, which is a specialty of the southern U.S.A.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 45 min
190 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free

Ingredients

2 ears of corn 600 g
1/2 potatoes, coarsely cut into 1 cm pieces 100 g
1/2 sweet potatoes, coarsely cut into 1 cm pieces 90 g
1 red onions, coarsely cut into 1 cm pieces 150 g
1 carrots, coarsely cut into 1 cm pieces 100 g
1/2 stalk celery, coarsely cut into 1 cm pieces 35 g
1/2 yellow or red sweet peppers, coarsely cut into 1 cm pieces 100 g
1 1/2 slice bacon, chopped 30 g
1/2 tbsp canola oil 8 mL
2 1/2 cups chicken broth 625 mL
1 sprig fresh thyme 0.4 g
1/2 cup cream 15% 125 mL
3/4 tsp salt 3 g
1/2 tsp ground pepper 2 g

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables : shuck the ears of corn then cut off the kernels; peel the potatoes and sweet potatoes then coarsely dice them into 1 cm pieces; cut all the other vegetables into 1 cm pieces. Set aside.
  2. Chop the bacon and fry it in a pot over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until crisp, about 3-4 min. Transfer it with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, leaving the bacon fat in the pot. Pour in the oil then add the onion and sweat 2-3 min, with stirring. Add the carrots, celery, and bell pepper, then cook with some stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 6-7 min.
  3. Add the potatoes, sweet potatoes, broth, and thyme sprigs. Simmer, covered, until the potatoes are just tender, about 15 min. Add the corn and cream then simmer, uncovered, for an additional 10 min. Season with salt and pepper, remove the thyme sprigs, then put the bacon back into the pot. Serve into bowls.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (330g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

190

Fat

7 g

12 %

Saturated 3.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

17 %

Cholesterol

20 mg

Sodium

800 mg

33 %

Carbohydrate

27 g

9 %

Fibre

4 g

15 %

Sugars

6 g

Protein

5 g

Vitamin A

74 %

Vitamin C

87 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

7 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin A, Vitamin C
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Vegetables 1
Fats 1 ½

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Members' Reviews

43 Reviews (39 with rating only ) 95% would make this recipe again
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gingerlondon
september 12, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I used frozen corn rather than fresh, but otherwise followed the recipe faithfully. It was very good! We'll definitely have it again.

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gauthima
february 04, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Replaced the 2 ears of corn by 2 cups of frozen kernel corn. We're not big fans of bacon, but still we'll put some when we re-do this recipe. I guess cooking it until it's really crispy is the key.

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dandyflower
september 08, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Loved it! The prep was more than I am used to (especially cutting the kernels off the cob), but it tastes amazing! I will probably try it with frozen corn next time to see if it's as good. I will also try using a lower fat cream or 3.25% milk.

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Kasha
february 04, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Excellent...although I ran out of chicken broth, so put half beef broth instead, and did not have corn (kernel)...so ended up putting a can of cream corn, it was very very good. You can definitely taste the fresh thyme. I omitted the bacon (did not have any on hand) but I am sure it would have been great. I will redo it for sure.

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gingerlondon
september 12, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I used frozen corn rather than fresh, but otherwise followed the recipe faithfully. It was very good! We'll definitely have it again.

Useful 2
gauthima
february 04, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Replaced the 2 ears of corn by 2 cups of frozen kernel corn. We're not big fans of bacon, but still we'll put some when we re-do this recipe. I guess cooking it until it's really crispy is the key.

Useful 2
Kasha
february 04, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Excellent...although I ran out of chicken broth, so put half beef broth instead, and did not have corn (kernel)...so ended up putting a can of cream corn, it was very very good. You can definitely taste the fresh thyme. I omitted the bacon (did not have any on hand) but I am sure it would have been great. I will redo it for sure.

Useful 2