Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I can't ever leave a recipe alone, I guess it's my creative nature.... I found the original version of this on Food network, but changed it up, a lot...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the bacon with the olive oil in the bottom of a big pot, (this makes a lot of soup!) until it's crispy, remove and save for later.
  2. Add the chopped onions to the bacon fat and olive oil, add the butter too, simmer 'til the onions are translucent, add the garlic and cook a minute longer.
  3. Add the flour, salt, pepper, coriander, and tarragon, cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the broth and potatoes and boil for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Add the half and half, corn, and cheese, boil for another 5 minutes.
  6. Chop the bacon and add the soup.
  7. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Made several of changes when making this chowder ~ I made just half a batch & used 2 thin slices of bacon, a fat-free chicken broth & 2% fat milk instead of the half-and-half, & left out the salt (For us there was plenty of sodium in everything else that I used)! And, I did add a can of creamed corn! That's a lot more changes than I usually include when making a recipe for the first time! AND STILL WE LIKED IT, so what else is there to say! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block tag]

Sydney Mike February 14, 2010