APR
03
2012

Corn and Cheese Chowder

WOW, I’m speechless!

I love the Pioneer Woman cookbook, so I’m always up to try out one of her recipes. And I assure you, this one is a W I N N E R! I think everyone but Turbo loved this soup…too many onions for his liking. But seriously, YUM!

Let me introduce you to…Corn and Cheese Chowder. You can thank me later ;o)

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This soup is actually really easy, and I think took me all of 25 minutes or so to get ready. There is a little chopping, but not much and you pretty much throw it all in the pot and simmer. Nothin’ to it!

I did alter mine a little to appease the kiddos lack of spicy things, so I’ll share it here for you, but check out the original recipe too, I’m sure it’s delicious!

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can corn, drained (Can also use creamed corn)
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth (I used Swanson 100% natural, 99% fat free, no MSG, 14oz cans)
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
  • Bread Bowls (1 per person)

 

Directions: In large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onions for a few minutes, then add in bacon and diced bell peppers. Cook until soft. Add in corn and simmer a couple more minutes.

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Sprinkle flour over mixture, and stir. Then add in broth and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

 

Reduce heat to low, then stir in half-and-half, and cover to thicken. Simmer about 15 minutes.

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Stir in cheese and green onion (I saved a few to garnish). Once cheese is melted, salt and pepper to taste.

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Serve in bread bowls and enjoy!

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4.5 from 2 reviews
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Serves: 6
 
Scrumptious soup for a cold day! Sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Ingredients
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can corn, drained (Can also use creamed corn)
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth (I used Swanson 100% natural, 99% fat free, no MSG, 14oz cans)
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced
  • Bread Bowls (1 per person)
Instructions
  1. In large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook onions for a few minutes, then add in bacon and diced bell peppers. Cook until soft. Add in corn and cook another couple minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour over mixture, and stir. Then add in broth and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low, then stir in half-and-half, and cover to thicken. Simmer about 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in cheese and green onion (I saved a few to garnish).
  6. Once cheese is melted, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve in bread bowls and enjoy!

 
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Comments

  1. When do you add the corn?

  2. Looks good. Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe.

  3. Recipe Lover says:

    I think it is when you stir in the half and half… I’m not sure.

  4. tks for this recipe it looks greats, I have a question what is “half & half”?

  5. Thanks for the recipe and links. I am going to try this. Love easy soup supper recipes!

    Half and half is half milk, half cream, and is found in the grocery next to whipping creams and coffee cream. A lot of people use it in their coffee.

  6. PS. I am going to use the frozen ROASTED corn they have now at Costco. Yum!

  7. thank you, Erica…I pinned this, hope that is ok

  8. I made this, but instead of half&half and flour, I used instant mashed potatoes to thicken the soup. My daughter is gluten intolerant, and this worked perfectly. We used a gluten free chicken broth as well. While the rest of us ate it in a bread bowl, she had hers in a bowl with some gluten free bread on the side. Thanks for the idea :-)

  9. Made this tonight, it was really good. Next time I think I’ll render the bacon fat first, then cook the onion in that and only half the butter… But it was really good. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. This looks amazing! Printing this right now :)

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