slow cooker recipes creamy corn chowder

Slow Cooker Creamy Corn Chowder

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Course: Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium red/orange bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes washed and diced
  • 24 oz fresh corn kernels or frozen
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups milk (whole milk or reduced fat)
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • turkey bacon crisply cooked and crumbled
  • (Optional) 1/8 teaspoon poultry seasoning (or use 1 teaspoon fresh thyme and 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan over low-medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery and potato. Cook and keep stirring until the vegetables start to soften and the onions are translucent. Remove from the heat and transfer into the crock pot.
  • Add 12 oz of corn kernels, chicken broth, bay leaf, salt, black pepper into the crockpot.
  • Using a blender, puree the remaining 12 oz of corn kernels and milk. Stir the mixture into the crockpot.
  • Cook in low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 4-5 hours. Season with salt/pepper if needed, add/or the optional poultry seasoning.
  • Serve with crispy cooked and crumbled turkey bacon. 
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