October 25, 2014

Weekend Cooking: Corn & Potato Chowder




I first heard about this yummy Corn & Potato Chowder from  Kelly @ The Well-Read Redhead. It sounded like something the family and I would dig so I decided to whip up a batch. 

A big thanks to Mama Loves Food for the recipe!


I had a photo of the chopped up ingredients in the crock pot. I somehow deleted it so you only get the nearly finished product here. Oh wait, you can see it on Instagram if you have a burning desire to. I don't know about you, but I always have a burning desire to see diced potatoes, onions, corn, etc. (AND BACON, yum)


I was excited to use my immersion blender again! 


You get two pictures of that because it's just so exciting. Immersion blender for the win!


The color of this, admittedly, is less than appealing. Blending celery will do that. 


But adding in the heavy cream drastically improved the look and taste.


How yummy does this look? It would have looked even better had I saved some of the crispy bacon pieces to garnish it with. Whoops. 


This is a hearty, stick to your ribs, kind of soup. At first taste I thought it needed a kick so I added some extra seasoned salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper. That did the trick.

You can find the original recipe here. Give it a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

What are you cooking up this fall?

24 comments:

  1. Chowder with bacon? Always a win. Immersion blender fun? Woo whoooo!

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    1. You really can't go wrong with bacon. I should make it a mission to include it in every Weekend Cooking post, lol.

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  2. Mmmmmmm!!! And it's like split pea soup. Is there anything less than appealing than snot green slop? But YUM! I asked Scott if he thought corn and potato chowder sounded good and he gave me a negative. I might make it up anyway, blend it, and not tell him what's in it (minus the bacon...). ;)

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    1. LOL, so true. I was glad that adding the cream changed the appearance so dramatically or I might have had a hard time eating it ;)

      I'm forever fooling my family into eating things that they THINK they don't like. Go for it!

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  3. Yum - I love chowders and this one looks delicious! Like the addition of bacon and I also love my immersion blender!

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    1. Bacon makes everything better ;) The immersion blender is a newer tool to me and I'm loving it!

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  4. I used my immersion blender on my tomatoes in the slow cooker because they were whole instead of pureed and found out the hard way that the blades need to be totally immersed or you get everything around the crockpot splattered. I love corn and potato chowder but have never pureed it!

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    1. LOL! That must have been a huge mess! I probably shouldn't laugh, ha ha ;)

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  5. Love corn chowder -- the bacon adds so much flavor, and all that cream. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. You're welcome :D I hope you make this one some time. It's yummy!

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  6. I love a good chowder in the fall.

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    1. It's the perfect time. I'm just in love with this time of year because SOUPS! :D

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  7. I haven't made many chowders - looking good. Cheers from CArole's chatter

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    1. You should give this one a whirl, Carole :D

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  8. Yum! Sounds perfect for the cooler weather. You can't beat hot soup on a chilly day.

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    1. You are so right, and that's one of the reasons why I love this time of year :D

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  9. Yum! I'm going to try to make this next week!

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  10. That looks like a wonderful soup for the season!

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    1. Thanks :D There's nothing like a warm bowl of soup during this season!

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  11. Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious!

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    1. It IS! :D Warm and filling and perfect for this time of year. Nom!

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  12. So glad you loved it! I totes magoats need an immersion blender. I was just standing there going at it with a potato masher for 15 minutes. LOL.

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    1. I'm so glad you shared the recipe :D

      LOL!! That's no fun. I highly recommend an immersion blender. It's practically a life changer ;)

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