Summer Corn Chowder

Summer Corn Chowder

Sweet summer corn, buttery Yukon Gold potatoes and smoky Canadian bacon are a tasty combination in this flavorful soup. Feel free to substitute your favorite fresh vegetables like asparagus and broccoli for the red pepper. Or to save time, substitute 2 cups of frozen corn and 1 cup of frozen, diced bell pepper for the fresh corn and red pepper.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium uncooked yukon gold potato(es)
  • 1 spray cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup uncooked celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped uncooked onion, chopped (or 1 large shallot)
  • 4 pieces corn on the cob, kernels removed with a knife
  • 1 cup sweet red pepper, diced
  • 4 oz uncooked Canadian-style bacon, diced
  • 2 cups fat-free skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste

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

Meanwhile, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add chopped 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).

Serves 4

Source: Weight Watchers

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