Corn and Bacon Soup

For a quicker version, use 31/2 cups of frozen corn kernels boiled for several minutes in 3 cups of water. Then move on to step 2.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 medium ears corn, husked
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced
  • ¾ lb. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, place the ears of corn and enough cold water to cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat; then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Reserve 3 cups of the cooking liquid. After the corn cools slightly, use a sharp knife to slice off the kernels.
  • In a soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the bacon for 3 minutes. Add the leek slices and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the reserved corn broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add milk to the soup pot, along with the corn kernels. Simmer very gently for about 10 more minutes. Add the parsley before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 medium ears corn, husked
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced
  • ¾ lb. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, place the ears of corn and enough cold water to cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat; then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Reserve 3 cups of the cooking liquid. After the corn cools slightly, use a sharp knife to slice off the kernels.
  • In a soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the bacon for 3 minutes. Add the leek slices and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the reserved corn broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add milk to the soup pot, along with the corn kernels. Simmer very gently for about 10 more minutes. Add the parsley before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium400mg
Total Carbohydrate38g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars9g
Protein12g