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Corn Chowder with Bacon

Corn Chowder with Bacon

kelsey
This Corn Chowder with Bacon is the ultimate comfort food full of flavor, thanks to loads of sweet corn, plenty of bacon, white wine and a handful of spices!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 6 oz dry white wine (such as chardonnay) or one small 187mL bottle
  • 1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 6 c corn frozen, canned (and drained) or fresh sweet corn
  • ½ lb baby potatoes cut into ½" cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 c half and half or milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add the garlic and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the wine, chicken broth, corn, cubed potatoes, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon and scrape the bottom of the pan to get all of that delicious onion and garlic flavor!
  • Bring the soup to a boil then turn the heat down to medium and let cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. (The mixture is ready for the next step when the potatoes are tender.)
  • OPTIONAL: Pour half of the mixture into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. I find that this adds more creaminess to the soup and increases the corn flavor! You can also use a handheld immersion blender, if you've got one. Add all of the soup back to the pot.
  • Turn the heat to low and stir in the bacon, half and half and cream cheese.
  • Stir until the cream cheese is melted.
  • Enjoy!!
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