Cheddar Corn Chowder

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I try a lot of new recipes, but there are a few that I repeat EVERY season. This is one of them. I make it with fresh corn- but at the end of the season- when it starts to get chilly and we are ready to eat warm soup. This recipe was adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten.

Note: I wrote a guest post on SimplyVegetarian777.wordpress.com with a vegetarian version of this delicious soup. The recipe can be found here.

  • 8 ounces bacon (about 8 slices)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 cups chopped yellow or sweet onions (3 to 4 large onions)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds medium-diced boiling potatoes, unpeeled
  • 6 -10 cups corn kernels, fresh (from 10 ears)
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 pound Wisconsin extra sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
  • juice of 1 lemon
  1. In a large stockpot on medium-high heat, cook the bacon until the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and reserve. Reduce the heat to medium, add the onions and olive oil to the fat, and cook for 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
  2. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, and turmeric and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chicken stock and potatoes, bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Cut the kernels off of the fresh corn and add to the soup. Then add half-and-half and the cheddar. Cook for 5 more minutes, until the cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot with a garnish of bacon and/or cheese.

corn chowder

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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

3 responses to “Cheddar Corn Chowder

  1. That was one awesome recipe Josette ❤️

  2. Reblogged this on Singing about Cooking and commented:
    Corn chowder is a personal favorite, and I love the addition of the cheddar and the use of turmeric!

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