Monday, October 15, 2012

Crock Pot Corn Chowder

This is a pinterest recipe I found traced back to Crockin Girls.  We had it tonight and loved it!! This colder weather gets me in the mood for yummy soups and comfort food.  I made quite a few adjustments being dairy free and all, but I'll put the original recipe and my tweaks.

4 potatoes (I used 4 medium sized reds) peeled and diced
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn (I used sweet corn)
2 cups chicken broth (or 1 14.5 oz can will do)
8 oz. diced ham ( I used bacon diced and cooked in the chowder)
1 cup diced onions (or dried onions to taste)
1/4 cup butter
2 cups half and half

Place potatoes, both cans of corn undrained, chicken broth, ham (or bacon), and onions in crock pot.  Cook on low 7 - 8 hours or high 4 - 5 hours.

Blend 2-3 cups of soup in blender and place bak into crock pot, stir.  If you want a thicker consistency blend another 2 cups and stir back into crock pot.  Add butter and half and half, season with salt and pepper to taste, then cook 30 minutes more on high.

I used bacon (uncooked and diced), and dried onions (about 1 tbl). Instead of adding half and half I added about 1/2 a cup of almond milk so I could keep the thicker consistency.  Then I totally left out the butter.  I'm sure the original recipe is much richer and creamier :), but it was fabulous even so!

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