Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins
This recipe, a family staple in the winter, comes from Rachel Ray. It is quick, easy, & very tasty. The original calls for "small potatoes"; I use buttery Yukon Golds for optimum flavor. Note: I just made this again for supper. The potatoes took longer to cook than the recipe said. Next time I will start them cooking first and give them a little longer to soften up before I add the other veggies.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) box frozen corn
- 1 -2 zucchini, chopped
- 1 lb potato, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 5 -6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
- hot sauce, to taste
- Heat a medium soup pot over medium-high heat with extra-virgin olive oil. Add bacon to hot oil and cook until crisp.
- Add onion, corn, zucchini, potatoes, and bell pepper as you get them chopped.
- Add bay leaf, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Cook 7-8 minutes to soften vegetables.
- Sprinkle flour into the pot, stir, and cook 1 minute. Stir in stock and let come up to a bubble, thickening.
- Stir in cream, parsley, and hot sauce, simmering 5 minutes.
Great chowder! I used some leftover hashbrown (cubed) potatoes that I had frozen as well as corn leftover from Easter AND subbed our leftover Easter ham for the bacon and WOW was the result tasty. Thanks so much for posting this soup. I will most likely make it again. Made for PAC.
Made this for Zaar Alphabet Soup Tag 2009. DH enjoyed it very very much and said please serve this again. I followed the directions except to add a clove of garlic (we love garlic) and cut it in half. It isn't a rich chowder but nice to be able to have several vegies in a soup and get everyone to eat them. Thank you.