Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I haven't tried this yet, but it looks like something my family would enjoy. I got the recipe from Family Circle magazine.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
- 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 large idaho potato (about 1 pound, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
- 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄8 teaspoon paprika
- 4 cups frozen corn kernels
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 5 slices ready-to-serve bacon, prepared according to package directions and crumbled
- Place oil in a 4-6 quart stovetop-safe slow cooker bowl over medium-high heat on stovetop (use a skillet if your slow cooker bowl is not stovetop safe!).
- Cook carrot, celery and onion for 7 minutes or until softened.
- Transfer to a slow-cooker base and add potatoes to bowl.
- Pour broth over top and add bay leaf, dried thyme and paprika.
- Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 hours or low for 3 hours, or until potatoes are cooked through.
- Stir in corn and milk; cover and cook for 1 hour or until heated through.
- In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and wine and whisk into soup; cook an additional 10 minutes.
- Stir in fresh thyme and salt.
- Using a potato masher, gently mash the soup until slightly thickened.
- Sprinkle each serving with a generous 1/2 T crumbled bacon and serve immediately.
This was really good! The bacon on top really makes it. I used less salt and 1.5 cups less liquid, and did not mash it (personal preference). We ate this as a meal, so it served 3. It was satisfying and hearty!
Made for Everyday is a holiday tag. Super simple and super yummy! My boys loved it and with the smoky bacon garnish it was delicious.
This was good but a bit too watery for us -- maybe I should have used more potatoes (I didn't weigh it - but I doubt it was 1 pound). Next time I will use less liquid, so it will be creamier. Thanks for sharing this very easy soup recipe!