Recipe of the Day: Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder


1/2 cup diced bacon
2-3 pats butter
drizzle of olive oil
2 cups dicedĀ  sweet onion
1 cup carrots, diced
1 celery rib, diced
1 cup red bell pepper diced
2 smallĀ  yellow-fleshed potatoes such as Yukon Gold, peeled & diced
1 medium sweet potato peeled & diced
5 cups chicken broth
2 fresh thyme sprigs ( I had to use dried and it was fine)
1 bay leaf
3 cups frozen corn
1 can cream corn
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Cook bacon in a wide 6- to 8-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, then add butter, olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, and bell pepper to bacon fat and cook, stirring, until onion is softened, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add all potatoes, broth, and thyme and simmer, covered, until potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes. Add corn and cream and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add sea salt and pepper, then stir in bacon. You can garnish with chopped tomatoes or chives if you like.

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Merry Christmas. Your chowder looks very tasty! Just the perfect kind of meal on a cold, winter’s day. If only more than just I ate it! Hmmm….good reason for a get together, isn’t it? It sounds like your xmas was wonderful; I can’t imagine cooking for so many people! Enjoy a bit of relaxation now that the big day is over!

Thanks for the recipe…and hey! It’s snowing on your blog!!! Very festive!

This recipe has me drooling, literally. It will be one of the first recipes that I try in the New Year. Right now, I’m so full I could pop.

Happy New Year to you and your family!


Yum…thanks for sharing this recipe. We made it last night and it was a hit.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.