Slow Cooker Corn and Bacon Chowder with Del Monte

Slow Cooker Corn and Bacon Chowder with Shrimp Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

When colder weather becomes the norm, I like cozying up with a bowl of soup or cup of hot chocolate. A blanket and a movie or a good book is a bonus. And let’s not forget the fire. Last year we didn’t have any fires, so this year we will absolutely make better use of the fireplace.

Slow Cooker Corn and Bacon Chowder with Shrimp Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

But what’s better than soup? Easy and incredibly tasty soup, that’s also good for you! Okay so there’s bacon, but you can’t have corn chowder without bacon. You just can’t. I used fresh packed whole kernel corn from Del Monte. They boast about their freshly packed veggie which preserve both flavor and nutrients and they are also primarily grown in the US. Bonus points. You could make this even creamier and thicker by adding their creamy style corn.

When I previously made a corn chowder, it was good but had room for improvement as nearly anything does. The Mr requested that this time I add some tiny shrimp. I’m personally not a huge fan of seafood so I tasted the soup prior to that addition and holy moly… you need this soup in your life. I’m not kidding. Pull out your slow cooker and get crackin’ right now.

This chowder is packed with flavor. It’s a creamy corn chowder with hearty chunks of tender potatoes, shrimp and crumbled bacon.  It doesn’t get any better.

Yield: Serves 6-8

Cook Time: 4.5 hours

Slow Cooker Corn and Bacon Chowder

Ingredients:

5C potatoes, cubed
1 16oz can Del Monte whole kernel corn, drained
1C onion, diced
6 slices of bacon
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme
3C chicken stock
1 can tiny shrimp, drained
1/4C flour
1 1/2C heavy cream

Directions:

Peel, rinse and cube potatoes into bite size pieces. Add potatoes, drained whole kernel corn, salt, pepper and thyme to slow cooker.

In a large skillet over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp. Drain and chop into desired size. Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon for topping, transfer remaining chopped bacon to slow cooker.

Add diced onion to skillet, cook in bacon grease over medium-low heat until nearly translucent or roughly 5 minutes. Transfer onion to slow cooker. Top off with chicken stock. Gently stir, cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until potatoes are fork tender.

Combine heavy cream and flour, whisking until smooth, pour into slow cooker along with drained shrimp. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes

Serve with reserved bacon.

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98 Responses to “Slow Cooker Corn and Bacon Chowder with Del Monte”

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    Judith B. — December 3, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I like using fruit with yogurt and granola.

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    Amy Tong — December 3, 2012 at 3:28 am

    the meal that makes me feel good and good for me is my family’s favorite….mixed veggie pasta. even the kids love it too.

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    Amy Tong — December 3, 2012 at 3:29 am
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    Maria Cantu — December 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I like to make salad with chicken or fruit.

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    Becky Horn — December 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I love a good chicken salad

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    Becky Horn — December 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm
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    MelissaO — December 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    My go to healthy meals usually include grilled meat, rice or beans, fresh guacamole and corn tortillas.

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    Kerry — December 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    We love hamburger vegetable soup – especially this time of year.

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    Wild Orchid — December 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I love making soup! I can load it up with veggies and it is super comforting.

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    Judith VanAlphen — December 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I love having a veggie omelet

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    Debi — December 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Ok that was awesome. Absolutely awesome. All six of us loved it. We’ll be making more this fall/winter!

    Thank you!

    • Rachel — December 12th, 2012 @ 7:07 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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    katie — December 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I like adding anything and everything to quinoa! Breakfast add fruit, lunch/dinner add corn, veggies, cheese, spices, shrimp, anything!

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    Christina Tong — December 15, 2012 at 3:59 am

    The meal that makes me feel good and good for me is creamed corn with diced chicken soup. My children’s flavor too.

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    Chinese Salad with Chicken – veggies, fruit, lo cal chinese dressing and a little lean chicken – tasty and healthy!

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    rachel — December 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Chinese stir-frys full of veggies!

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    Madeline — December 19, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I like to eat salmon (or even herring) with vegetables.

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    Madeline — December 19, 2012 at 6:22 am
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    angie — December 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My homemade potato veggie soup is so very good and, if I leave out the cheese and sour cream, very good for you too! I make about 1/2 of my pots vegan for a very healthy and lighter meal option.

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    Thomas Murphy — December 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I like to make chicken soup with veggies.

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    Thomas Murphy — December 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm
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    Carmen — December 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    We like having soup – like tonight’s lentil stew.

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    Betty C — December 21, 2012 at 3:04 am

    During the summer I like making stir fry with fresh veggies from our garden.

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    ANGEL JACKLYN — December 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I ALWAYS FEEL GOOD AFTER I EAT “SWEET POTATO SOUFFLE” — CHECK OUT THE 3RD MEAL LISTED @ http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/10-meals-that-are-proven-to-make-you-happy8.htm TO FIND OUT WHY IT WOULD MAKE SENSE I’D “FEEL GOOD” =D

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    ANGEL JACKLYN — December 21, 2012 at 8:14 am
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    Tabathia B — December 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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    Tabathia B — December 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm
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    Jen @ Savory Simple — January 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    This just popped up in my pinterest feed. It looks SO GOOD!

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