It’s getting chilly again in the Midwest, so I needed another fabulous soup recipe to get me through. The instant I saw this Smoky Corn Chowder recipe from the blog You Made That? on my Twitter feed, I knew I had my next soup all lined up.
The ingredients were simple, there weren’t a ton I didn’t already have on hand, and the cook time sounded like it came together in a snap. Plus the recipe included potatoes (which hold a special place in my heart) and bacon (which every hog farmer’s daughter is born loving…or else disappointed looks would be thrown their way on a daily basis!). It was a no brainer.
I think you’ll love this soup! The smokiness comes from using ground cumin, but it’s not really overpowering and just gives a nice subtle flavor with each bite. The potato of choice is Yukon gold, and it holds up so well and tastes quite velvet-y that it’s an obviously delightful option. Then frozen corn (ie – crazy, easy for the busy cook) and onions, celery, and carrots are all used as well in a base that mainly consists of chicken broth.
You can top the soup with whatever you’d like, and really make it suit you. Sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, and absolutely the bacon! This soup is so heartwarming and perfect for those cold, Winter days that you’ll keep on going back for more. Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions…you know you want to!
What I was cooking up a year ago: Chicken and Dumplings…Or Along Those Lines
While it didn’t turn out exactly as planned, this was still a stellar dish. I’m all about accidental successes!