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Slow-Cooker Bacon Corn Chowder

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 3 hr 30 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Hearty and creamy, this classic corn and potato soup gets extra oomph from our favorite ingredient -- bacon. It only takes a few minutes to pull together, and then the slow cooker will do all the work.

Ingredients

1
lb small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
bags (12 oz each) frozen whole kernel corn
3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground pepper
2
cups half-and-half
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/2
lb bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

Steps

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, corn, broth, salt and pepper.
  • 2 Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat half-and-half and cornstarch with whisk until smooth. Stir half-and-half mixture and bacon into corn mixture. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until slightly thickened.
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, corn, broth, salt and pepper.
  • 2 Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat half-and-half and cornstarch with whisk until smooth. Stir half-and-half mixture and bacon into corn mixture. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until slightly thickened.

Expert Tips

Sprinkle each serving with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped fresh thyme leaves.

For a complete meal, serve with a crusty French loaf.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
325.1
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19.4g
30%
Saturated Fat
8.4g
42%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
41.1mg
14%
Sodium
914.1mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate
30.9g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
9.7g
Protein
9.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
19.60%
20%
Calcium
7.50%
8%
Iron
5.90%
6%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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