Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder

Recipe provided by Better Homes & Gardens™

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

Photo credit: BHG.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots (2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery (1 stalk)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion (1 small)
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed russet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme
  • 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • Cracked black pepper

 

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, and onion; cook about 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture to a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in potatoes, broth, bay leaf, salt, dried thyme, and paprika.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting about 3 hours or on high-heat setting about 1-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in corn and milk. Cover and cook about 1 hour or until heated through.
  3. In a small bowl stir together cornstarch and wine; stir into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook for 10 minutes more. Stir in fresh thyme.
  4. Using a potato masher, gently mash potatoes until soup is slightly thickened. Sprinkle each serving with crumbled bacon and cracked pepper.

 

Nutrition Facts (Slow Cooker Corn Chowder)
Per serving: 290 kcal cal., 7 g fat (2 g sat. fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsatured fat), 12 mg chol., 724 mg sodium, 46 g carb., 3 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 11 g pro.  Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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