Cheddar Corn Chowder

There are some really great things about autumn and winter, and cooking this rich, creamy, hot soup is one of them!
It’s very simple to make and if you serve it up with some of my homemade Buttermilk, Cheddar and Cornmeal Scones  - it’s a meal in itself. This soup is still delicious the next day, just gently reheat – you may want to add a bit of extra cream if it seems too thick.
Cheddar-Corn-Chowder
Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite
Auguste Escoffier
I use extra bay leaves – I think it makes it tastier.
Saute, then blend in flour.
Whisk in stock and cream.

Cheddar Corn Chowder
 
A wonderful way to warm up a winter day!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 bay leaf (or 3)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cups light cream
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn niblets or canned, drained
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 - 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Melt butter, add onion, potato, bay leaf, cumin and sage. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes.
  2. Blend in flour and then whisk in stock and cream. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add corn, parsley, green onions, nutmeg and wine. Simmer for another 5 minutes until heated through. Remove bay leaves. Stir in cheese and heat until melted (do not boil). Garnish with bacon bits.
  4. SERVES four.
  5. *Recipe from The Best of Bridge

 

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Comments

  1. lordy, that looks good!

  2. Oh my God. My favorite food is CORN. I love CORN.

  3. I love the quote about soups that you used! “Eliminates the tension of the day” – So true!!!
    Corn chowder is one of my favorites and this looks wonderful, especially with those wonderful looking scones!

  4. What fabulous photos…what fabulous food! So many talents!

  5. Those scones look delicious. great food photography. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. This whole meal sounds absolutely delicious. I’m sure I could eat about a half a dozen of those scones…yummy.

  7. You’re making me hungry Barb! Looks so delicious. One of the treats to winter is warm hearty soups.

  8. Oh wow…I am such a soup kinda’ gal and THIS one looks devine. Downloading the recipe for myself. Thanks!

  9. I’m going to try it tomorrow:)
    Have a great weekend!

  10. wowo delicious
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  11. Have mercy! :) That looks amazing! I am most definitely going to make these recipes. I love corn chowder! And don’t even get me started on the scones. Those look so good!

    I am following through Linky Followers. Hope you will visit and follow back. Thanks!

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  13. Thank you very much for the recipe – I’ve bookmarked it for our winter time. I really like nice thick soups like these as opposed to watery ones. Your food/cooking repertoire is both amazing and so deliciously hearty. And then on top of that you take such skilled photos of the food too!

  14. Your photos of these are so enticing! Thanks for the recipe…I love Corn Chowder, but this looks even creamier and richer than my recipe.

  15. Oh yum, I think I will just stop by for lunch and taste these two.

  16. Mmmmm! Does this mean lunch at your place? This looks really good. I’m going to have to make this without a doubt. Your pictures of it are fantastic because they made my stomach start to growl!!

  17. Barb, this really looks yummy… Wow! Hi, I’m Loretta, Just stopping by to say hello, I am a new linky follower. Thank you for following us too! Will be back by to visit! Thanks again! Hugs

  18. This looks wonderful!! Stopping by and following via the Linky Followers Blog Hop at Its So Very Cheri!!! Be great to have you follow back. Have a great day!! :)

  19. Now this is comfort food. Looks yummy! Stopping by your FB page right now…oh, please come over to my Blog Hop. It runs on Wednesdays and is live now. Little, but growing. I’d love it if you’d add your links.

    Sinea

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