Harvest Corn Chowder with Bacon

Use fresh ears of corn—the tiny kernels are unbelievably sweet and tender.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. bacon
  • 2 large sweet onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 cups low-salt gluten-free chicken broth
  • 3 cups fresh corn removed from cob
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat and drain on paper towels; when cool, crumble and set aside, reserving grease in pan.
  • Sauté the onions, potatoes, and pepper in the bacon grease for 10 minutes, stirring often. Mix cornstarch with ¼ cup water and stir until smooth. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sautéed vegetables and, stirring constantly, ladle in the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in corn, milk, cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Do not boil after adding the cream. Serve hot, sprinkling the top with the crumbled bacon.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. bacon
  • 2 large sweet onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 cups low-salt gluten-free chicken broth
  • 3 cups fresh corn removed from cob
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat and drain on paper towels; when cool, crumble and set aside, reserving grease in pan.
  • Sauté the onions, potatoes, and pepper in the bacon grease for 10 minutes, stirring often. Mix cornstarch with ¼ cup water and stir until smooth. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sautéed vegetables and, stirring constantly, ladle in the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in corn, milk, cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Do not boil after adding the cream. Serve hot, sprinkling the top with the crumbled bacon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories570
Total Fat34g
Saturated Fat17g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium1160mg
Total Carbohydrate42g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars8g
Protein25g