5 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from 10 ears), cobs halved and reserved
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
One 7-ounce carton plain whole milk Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup panko
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped dill weed
1 teaspoon lemon zest
For soup: In a 4- to 5-qt. pot melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add 4 cups corn kernels; cook 1 minute. Add reserved cobs and the chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 25 minutes.
Remove from heat. Cool 20 minutes. Discard cobs. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Strain through a fine- mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing solids. Discard solids. Stir in salt. Chill, covered, at least 4 hours. Whisk yogurt into soup until smooth.
For topper: In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add remaining 1 cup corn and the panko; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Top soup with corn-panko mixture, feta, dill, and zest.
Per Serving: 340 calories, (6 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 991 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 16 g protein.
In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
In a medium soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeño and cook, stirring, until the onion has softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is lightly browned on the outside and no longer pink on the inside (add more olive oil if the pot starts to dry out), 4 to 5 minutes.
Toss the minced garlic and spices into the pot and turn a few times to coat the chicken evenly. Add the corn, beans, and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, about 20 minutes.
Break up some of the beans with the back of a wooden spoon to help thicken the chili. Stir in the cream, garnish with the desired toppings, and serve!
This dish is also great with leftover cooked chicken. Just skip step 2 and add the cooked chicken with the garlic and spices in step 3.
In a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain. Add beans, tomatoes, water, chilies, seasoning mix and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend, stirring frequently.
Top each serving with two halved round tortilla chips and one triangular tortilla chip inserted vertically into the chili between the round halves to resemble a witch’s hat. Freeze option: Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
1 cup: 230 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 744mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein. Originally published as Bewitched Chili in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014
We have this chili often because everyone loves it, even the most finicky grandchildren. It’s also earned thumbs up with family and friends who’ve tried it in other states. It’s a definite “keeper” in my book! —Kimberly Nagy, Port Hadlock, Washington
1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, skin and bones removed
1 package (9 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cauliflower and water. Microwave, covered, on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender, stirring once.
In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add celery and green onions; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour, salt and dill until blended; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in salmon, peas and cauliflower; heat through. Stir in cheeses until melted. Serve immediately.
Originally published as Salmon Chowder in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p22