Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cold Weather Chowder

Yep, it's been getting cooler lately and what better then a delicious corn chowder for dinner.  There is nothing better then using the slow cooker.  I love throwing everything together in the morning and BAM come dinner time it's ready. Check out this great, yummy corn chowder recipe (via Pinterest).  It has become a household fave.

What you'll need:

1/2 pound bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
About 5 medium sized potatoes, NOT peeled, diced in 1/4 inch cubes
about 2 pounds kernel corn (I used frozen)
1 medium/large sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup chopped celery
6 - 8 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
32 ounces (4 cups) chicken stock
16 ounces heavy cream
salt and pepper

You will combine all the ingredients except for the heavy cream. 

John's favorite part..the bacon. Crumple it and add to slow cooker.

Put it all in a large crockpot. 

Give it a good mix.  Look at how great that looks.

Once all the ingredients are added, cook on high for 6 hours or low for 10.
Once cooked, you will take half of the soup and place into a blender or you can leave it in the slow cooker and use an immersion blender. I spooned half of the soup into my Ninja blender. 

blend and return to the rest of the soup in the slow cooker. 

now's the time to add the cream. Once added heat through for another 15 minutes or so. Salt and pepper to taste.

and here ya go. 

Serve with some corn bread and enjoy. 

Sorry, no presentation plate...we just dug in. 

1 comment:

  1. as soon as it cools down again I am making this!! Looks yummy!