Corn and Potato Chowder with Bacon Grilled Cheese

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Corn Chowder and Grilled Bacon sandwiches

My blogging buddy, Heather over at Gourmet Meals for Less, has teamed up with her sister to do a series called Sister Saturdays. And this Saturday is all about soup. And I love soup. So I took the challenge to make a delicious soup worthy of Gourmet for Less.

Of course the one thing that goes with soup is a sandwich so I had to make a sandwich too! And of course everything is a million times better when you add bacon, so I figured i would through that in the pot, too.

I know,  I’m a genius.

This is what I came up with a simple and delicious corn and potato chowder paired with a decadent bacon grilled cheese sandwich on my homemade bread.

It made me so happy. So very, very happy.

Now I can prop my feet up and rub my tummy. Mmmm…

Corn and Potato Chowder

4 cups of canned corn, liquid reserved ( or you can boil 6-8 ears of corn and reserve the liquid. cut kernels off the corn)

5 slices of bacon

1 onion, finely diced

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 celery stalk, finely diced

1 carrot, peeled and diced

2 large potatoes, peeled and diced

4 cups chicken stock

salt and pepper

In a large pot, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels, keep the fat in the pan.

Meanwhile, puree 1 can of corn with liquid in a blender until smooth.

Saute, onion, garlic, celery and a large pinch of salt in the bacon fat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes, season with salt and pepper,  and cook for another 5 minutes.

Then add in the stock, corn and pureed corn. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the veggies are tender. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Pour soup into bowls and top with chopped bacon.

Bacon Grilled Cheese

2 slices thick sliced bread

1 slice of cheddar

1 slice of pepper jack

3 slices of crispy bacon

1 T butter

Assemble sandwich and grill until golden on each side. Serve with soup!

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Corn Chowder and Grilled Bacon sandwiches

Corn and Potato Chowder with Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of canned corn liquid reserved ( or you can boil 6-8 ears of corn and reserve the liquid. cut kernels off the corn)
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 celery stalk finely diced
  • 1 carrot peeled and diced
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • salt and pepper

Bacon Grilled Cheese

  • 2 slices thick sliced bread
  • 1 slice of cheddar
  • 1 slice of pepper jack
  • 3 slices of crispy bacon
  • 1 T butter

Instructions

  • In a large pot, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels, keep the fat in the pan.
  • Meanwhile, puree 1 can of corn with liquid in a blender until smooth.
  • Saute, onion, garlic, celery and a large pinch of salt in the bacon fat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Then add in the stock, corn and pureed corn. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the veggies are tender. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Assemble sandwich and grill until golden on each side. Serve with soup!
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jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. Hi Jodie! Thanks so much for joining into our Souper Sister Saturday party! I have heard such wonderful things about you and your blog and it is so fun to get to “meet” you! 🙂
    This recipe sounds so yummy and I can’t wait to try it!
    Vanessa

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