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Pureeing some of the corn-and-potato mixture in a blender gives this soup rich creaminess without much cream. Red bell pepper imparts a beautiful golden hue to the chowder (and is a great source of vitamin C). For a final touch, a little bacon crumbled over this easy corn chowder recipe goes a long way.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2019


Recipe Summary

45 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 9 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in the pan. Crumble the bacon and set aside.

  • Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic to the pan; cook, stirring often, until browned and tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the bell pepper mixture to a medium bowl; set aside. Add corn, 2 Tbsp. water, and salt to the pan; cook, stirring often, until the corn is golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 Tbsp. water, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits.

  • Return the bell pepper mixture to the pan. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 cup broth and wine; cook, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen browned bits, for 1 minute. Stir in potatoes, the remaining 1 3/4 cups broth, and thyme. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, 15 to 18 minutes.

  • Remove and discard the thyme sprigs. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a blender. Remove center piece of lid (to let steam escape), secure the lid on the blender, and cover with a kitchen towel. Puree until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids). Return the blended soup to the pan. Stir in half-and-half and butter. Divide between 4 bowls; sprinkle with pepper and garnish with the crumbled bacon and thyme leaves, if desired.


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Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 8.6g; carbohydrates 34g; dietary fiber 3.8g; sugars 8.9g; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 2.8g; cholesterol 10.9mg; vitamin a iu 1402.6IU; vitamin c 61.6mg; folate 70mcg; calcium 45.9mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 54.9mg; potassium 652.1mg; sodium 432.3mg.