Recipe: Creamy Corn Chowder

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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.

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(Photo: Skinny Mom / PopCulture.com)

Recipe: Creamy Corn Chowder

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35-40 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: Heaping ¾ cup

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a cooling rack on top of the foil.
  2. Lay the bacon strips on the rack and bake until desired crispiness, 10-15 minutes.
  3. When cool enough to touch, crumble the bacon and set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Stir in the flour, and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the milk, creamed corn, frozen corn, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until heated through, stirring frequently.
  7. Stir in the cheese and crumbled bacon, until the cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (Heaping ¾ cup)
Calories: 233
Calories from fat: 70
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 261mg
Carbohydrates: 31g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 12g
Protein: 10g
WWP+: 6
SmartPoints: 9

The nutrition content of recipes on Popculture.com have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.