I love soup season! It’s one of my favorite comfort foods! This recipe is one of my favorite “go to” recipes to take to new mommies, sick friends or just to eat on a cold day. And since there’s a “new kid on our block” I made a double batch to take to the new mommy & to have for our dinner. Trust me, you can add or delete anything & it would still be amazing. It’s always a hit around here.
Hearty Bacon & Corn Chowder
here’s what you’ll need:
1 lb of lean ground turkey – cooked & drained
1 small onion, diced
2 cups of carrots chopped
1 1/2 -2 cups of celery chopped
2 cups of potatoes chopped (red or regular)
2 cups of frozen corn
S&P – to taste
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 Tablespoon of parsley (fresh or dried)
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1 1/2 cups of milk
2 Tablespoons of flour
5-7 slices of bacon – fried & chopped
4 – 6 oz of Velveeta cheese – cubed
1/2 cup of sour cream
This can be done in stages throughout the day & can simmer all day.
***I recommend using a thick soup pot, so that your milk wont burn in the bottom of the pan. (ask me how I know.)*** ~ If you’re doing this in stages, like I usually do, be sure you cover the pot, unless it’s boiling.
Chop all your veggies & potatoes.
Saute your onions & celery. Add your turkey to the onions & celery to brown.
Add your carrots, potatoes, chicken broth & spices to the pot & bring to a low boil.
Add 1 cup of milk to your pot & stir in. With the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, whisk in your flour in the measuring cup & while stirring add your milk & flour to the pot to simmer. Turn it down to low or simmer at this point.
At this time, I typically fry my bacon & drain. I also add in the cubed Velveeta cheese & stir in so it will melt into the mixture. (If you’re a cheese lover like me, I give you permission to add more. 😉
Stir in your sour cream to the pot all while on simmer or low. Drop in your chopped bacon & cover to allow all the flavors to blend together.
I usually have this on low for several hours. But it can be eaten once you’ve added everything. This chowder is meant to be a very hearty chowder. So the more veggies the better! It’s the perfect thing to take to friends, especially in the Fall & Winter. I love taking it in quart size canning jars, because that way they can just heat up one jar at a time.