For a hearty and healthy meal, try this Creamy Corn Chowder. The bacon adds a nice salty aspect, but using center-cut bacon keeps the fat grams in check. Not only is this recipe low-fat, but it's also low-calorie, at only 233 calories per serving. Your family will love this healthy chowder so much that it will soon become a staple in your dinner rotation.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35-40 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: Heaping ¾ cup
4 slices center-cut bacon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
2 cups skim milk
1 (14.75-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (12-ounce) bag frozen yellow corn
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
black pepper, to taste
½ cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar shredded cheese
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a cooling rack on top of the foil.
Lay the bacon strips on the rack and bake until desired crispiness, 10-15 minutes.
When cool enough to touch, crumble the bacon and set aside.
Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the butter. Once melted, add the onion and red bell pepper, cooking for 8-10 minutes until softened. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
Stir in the flour, and cook for 1 minute.
Stir in the milk, creamed corn, frozen corn, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until heated through, stirring frequently.
Stir in the cheese and crumbled bacon, until the cheese is melted.
Per Serving: (Heaping ¾ cup)
Calories from fat: 70
Saturated Fat: 4g
The nutrition content of recipes on SkinnyMom.com has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.