Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Corn and Cheese Chowder

Something I really love to make is homemade soup, stew's, and chowders. I love to do them both in my slow cooker and on the stove. I've got a few different recipes I've tried and all have been VERY successful in our household. Someday I might share my Spaghetti Soup (one of our favorites), but you'll have to wait on that. ;)

Tonight, for supper, I made this absolutely delicious Corn and Cheese Chowder. It was a first time making, but it definitely won't be the last! I found the recipe on Pinterest (surprise, surprise :P) and just HAD to share! So here you go!

(My picture, not originally my recipe)

(Click for original recipe)

4 Tablespoons and 1/2 stick butter (or 1/2 cup + 4 Tbsp)
1 whole onion, chopped
3 slices bacon, cut into piece
3 whole bell peppers, finely diced (red, yellow, orange)
5 ears corn, kernels sliced off
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock or broth
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups (heaping) Tex-Mex blend cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions

In a large pot, melt butter over med-high heat. Cook onions for a couple of minutes. Add bacon and cook for another minute or so, then add diced bell peppers and cook for a couple of minutes. Finally, add corn and cook for a minute.

Sprinkle flour evenly over the top and stir to combine. Pour in broth and stir well. Allow this to thicken for 3 or 4 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Stir in half-and-half, then cover and allow to simmer/thicken for 15 minutes or so.

Stir in cheeses and green onions. When cheese is melted and the soup is hot, check seasonings. Add salt and pepper or other seasonings as needed. Serve.

And that's all that's to it! It's a really simple recipe that can be done in less than an hour and it is SO good! I hope you all enjoy it!

For the pin, click here!

Until next time,


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