Monday, March 28

Butternut Corn Chowder

This recipe would have been much more timely if I had made it last fall and posted it then--you know, when squash are in season.  Either way, this still makes a wonderful meal.  It does have a small amount of bacon, so while it isn't a meatless meal, it certainly is budget friendly due to the small amount (but big on flavor!) amount of protein--as the protein is typically the costliest part of any dish.  Combine that with the sweetness of the squash and corn and spiciness of the chipotle chilies (adds some nice kick)--this soup is definitely full of flavor.

It's one of Hub's favorites.

Butternut Corn Chowder

4 oz. bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 butternut squash (~2 pounds), peeled, seeded, chopped
4 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 tsp. minced canned chipotle chilies (see tip here)
1 16 oz. bag frozen sweet white corn

In a large stockpot, cook bacon until crisp.  Transfer bacon to a separate dish and add chopped onion to stockpot, allowing the onion to cook in the rendered drippings.  Cook until onion is tender.  Add squash, broth and chilies and simmer until squash is tender, stirring occasionally.  Mix in corn, simmer until cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Transfer half the soup to either a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, stirring the blended portion back into the soup.  You could be lazy like me and just puree it with a stick blender until about half the soup looks pureed.  But don't do that.  It doesn't give the more creamy like consistency when you do it the lazy way.  You know what "they" say--you eat with your eyes first. Trust me.  Once pureed, stir in bacon and serve. 

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This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Designs By Gollum Foodie Friday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Friday Potluck at EKat's Kitchen
Hearth 'n Soul Recipe Swap  

Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday 
Paisley Passions Fun With Food Friday 


CannyCole said...

LOOKS YUMMY! I just found your blog and added you!! Love these recipes! Can't wait to cook one up!! Thanks for sharing.

Kankana said...

You have an amazing blog:) Thanks for linking this recipe to Hearth and Soul Hop.
PS: Your Peanut is very cute.. she's got a million dollar smile :)

21st Century Housewife© said...

Your butternut corn chowder sounds wonderful, and it IS perfect timing as I have two butternut squash in my fridge just waiting to be used! Thank you for a great recipe and also for linking to the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

Miz Helen said...

We grow wonderful Butternut in our garden every year and really enjoy new recipes. We will be trying your Butternut Corn Chowder very soon. It just looks delicious and the addition of Chipotle will give it a special flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

I adore butternut squash - just bought a nice one today, in fact. The addition of chipotle looks fantastic. Thanks for linking with Friday Potluck.

Amy said...

Your chowder looks delicious and refreshing. Yum!

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