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For us, fall means busy afternoons and evenings. If we’re not running to soccer practice and games, we’re consumed with enjoying the beautiful weather (and trying our best to recover from the South’s wicked summer heat). Regardless of what we’re doing and where we’re headed, I’m always looking for quick and easy weeknight meals that offer up some stick-to-your-ribs kind of food with great flavor and not a lot of fuss.
This Bacon Corn Chowder is the perfect thing for just that! The hearty, thick, rich broth is filled with smoky bacon flavor and sweet corn. And since the recipe calls for southern style hash browns rather than fresh potatoes, there’s no cutting or chopping — virtually no work at all! It comes together in less than 30 minutes and is as simple as opening some packages and stirring. You won’t believe how easy it is and once they taste it, neither will your family!
I really like using College Inn broth in this because it’s made with only the highest quality ingredients, like all natural chicken or beef, farm-grown vegetables, and the right blend of flavorful herbs and spices. And since there are only a handful of ingredients in this recipe, it’s the perfect way to add tons of flavor easily. With simple recipes like this, there aren’t a whole lot of opportunities to add flavor and College Inn broth is the perfect way.
My family just loves this one and you will too. If you’re looking for something with a little more heft, feel free to stir in a couple cups of shredded rotisserie chicken with the butter to add a little more protein, but we find it plenty filling on its own.
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Easy Bacon Corn Chowder
- 2 (32-ounce) cartons College Inn Chicken Broth
- 1 (32-ounce) bag frozen Southern style hash browns
- 1 (2.8-ounce) package real bacon bits (about 3/4 cup)
- 1 (14 to 16-ounce) bag frozen kernel corn
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 tablespoon butter
- For garnish: sliced green onions cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon
- Pour the broth into a large (at least 5-quart) stock pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and stir in the potatoes, bacon, corn, and garlic and onion powders. Cook about 5 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the half and half and flour until well combined. Pour the mixture into the soup and whisk to combine. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender and the soup has thickened. Stir in the butter and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve topped with sliced green onion, shredded cheddar cheese, and additional bacon if desired.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of College Inn. The opinions and text are all mine.