Friday, January 27, 2012

Summer Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder

This was yummy and would be even better when corn is actually in season and awesome.  Definitely a keeper.  I found this recipe on Pinterest.  If you don't know what Pinterest is.... it is the new, best way to waste time at work =)  I posted my measurements below the original recipe.

Summer Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder
Serves:  4
Weight Watchers Points: 6
1 medium uncooked yukon gold potato(es)  
1 spray(s) cooking spray  
1/2 cup(s) uncooked celery, chopped  
1/4 cup(s) (chopped) uncooked onion(s), chopped (or 1 large shallot)  
4 piece(s) corn on the cob, kernels removed with a knife  
1 cup(s) sweet red pepper(s), diced  
4 oz uncooked Canadian-style bacon, diced  
2 cup(s) fat-free skim milk  
1/2 tsp table salt  
1/4 tsp black pepper  
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste   

Pierce potato in several places with a fork; microwave on high power until tender, turning over once, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool; peel and mash.

Meanwhile, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add celery, onion, corn and red pepper; sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

Stir bacon and milk into saucepan; stir in mashed potato and mix well. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; stir to combine. Cover and simmer 10 minutes (do not allow to boil). Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

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My Edits
Serves:  2
Calories:  About 320

2 medium uncooked redskin potatoes  
1 spray cooking spray  
1/4 cup uncooked celery, chopped  
1/4 cup (chopped) uncooked onion
3 pieces corn on the cob, kernels removed with a knife  
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, diced  
2 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
1.5 cups 1% milk  
salt and pepper to taste

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