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Autumn Chowder Recipe

Autumn Chowder Recipe

When the weather gets chilly, we enjoy comfort foods like this hearty chowder. It's easy to prepare, and the aroma of it as it simmers makes my mouth water. —Sheena Hoffman, North Vancouver, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium red potato, cubed
  • 1 small carrot, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Add the potato, carrot, water and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are almost tender.
  • 2. Stir in the milk, corn and pepper. Cook 5 minutes longer. Combine the flour and cold water until smooth; gradually whisk into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 473 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 810mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein .

Reviews for Autumn Chowder

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ebramkamp
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"Hearty and tasty. Everything a chowder should be. I did add more salt and freshly ground black pepper to suit our tastes. I also added some chopped celery as I had some I wanted to use. I served it with a loaf of crusty rosemary bread and it was delicious."

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krysfielder
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"It took some math to triple this recipe to accommodate my family, but it was totally worth it! I added a little salt at the table, will try adding 1/2 tsp in while cooking next time, and served it with sour cream on top. LOVE it!"

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jerseysue55
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"for those who don't want 2 portion servings go to recipies for cooking for a crowd since you eat a lot. This is a great recipe"

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pajamaangel
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"This chowder was so delicious. It was a chilly, rainy day and it really hit the spot. Even the two year old went back for seconds!"

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tyenella
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"This is delicious and definitely a hearty soup which is welcome at this time of year.

And for those of you who take issue with the serving for 2, it is very easy to just double or triple the recipe to make as much as you desire! It's often very difficult to find a recipe that works for just 2 since you can't always use 1/2 a can of soup or something similar."

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FlGrdma
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"I agree with jillknit. I'm always looking for recipes for which we don't have days of left overs."

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jillknit
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Sorry to see brianj58 comment. There are many of us out here that have raised our families and no longer need to make large quantites. This recipe works perfectly for my husband and me. Thanks for taking the time to adapt some recipes into smaller portions."

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brianj58
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Sorry - I "HATE" 2 serving recipes...it's a waste of time. I want to eat! I would have to make 6 times as much to feed me and have left overs!!! :)"

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memryskr10
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"When making this soup,I doubled the recipe. I did not have bacon, so I used bacon bits ( real ) in a jar, and saute them in 1 tbl . of veg. oil. I also added chopped celery and carrots with onion and saute in bacon oil. then I added it to potatoes to boil. I also doubled water , to use less milk. instead of flour, cornstarch was handy.turned out very good !"

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RHergenroeder
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Very Good; used chicken Broth instead"

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chris28304
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"This turned out to be more of a soup consistency rather than chowder. If you want a thicker chowder like potato soup I would recommend adding a little more flour. I also thought the chowder needed a little more flavor so I added more cheese and a little bit of cayenne pepper. Turned out great."

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ejshellabarger
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"I added mixed veggies as well as corn. Very good!"

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germanycook
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"Incredible soup! This was not too hard to make and was really good cold-weather comfort food. I added more salt just before serving."

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kathereine
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"delicious"

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Nicki5
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Delicious! I used pepper jack cheese instead because I didn't have cheddar on hand. And I forgot to add the bacon. Next time I'll definitely make a double batch!"

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billiemick
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"Wonderful recipe."

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ricorecipes
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"The only substitution made was turkey bacon rather than regular bacon. This might require a little more salt on the tail end, but otherwise it was very tasty!"

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dilbert098
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

"this was a hit and my family doesn't care for soup! we used half and half cream instead of the milk and the potatoes were leftovers that had their own spices on them - add some extra flavour. great recipe!"

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steveprom
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"Always a good choice, versatile recipe that you can add too to make it your own"

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ekatiakarpova
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"It is very good and fast but I changed a lot in it. I added Better Than Bouillon into water and added a little bit more bouillon to cover the vegetables. I used Sweet Corn Cream Style instead of frozen corn that`s why I didn`t use the flour and cold water. I added little bit the part of cooked bacon to give my chowder more bacon flovor during the last boiling stage. And I used Velveeta Cheese."

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MelissaV81
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I was looking to duplicate a recipe that I tried in a restaurant and this is fabulous. I did omit the bacon because I didn't have any on hand and added a little more corn that called for. Will definitely be making this again and again!"

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cool one
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"I had doubled the recipe for leftovers the second time I made it and added a cup of diced chicken the next day. It was great now I have 2 soup recipes instead of 1. A nice sit by the fire with crusty bread soup."

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Kellie58
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"Simply wonderful! I shared this recipe with my sister and niece and they love it also. Great comfort food."

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JessicaRae
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"This was very yummy! After tasting it, I preferred to add a bit of salt, but other than that, it had excellent flavor! You'll want to double it, though, because leftovers will be a must-have :)"

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HLM1
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"kitkatkiss18 - I use Pamela's Ultimate Baking and Pancake Mix to substitute for the flour in soup recipes. It is gluten-free and seems to work great to thicken the soups that I have made (especially when you are using small amounts of flour as needed here). Hope this helps!"

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kitkatkiss18
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"How can I make this chowder gluten free? Is there anything I can use in place of the flour to thicken it without changing the taste or texture?"

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ladyyorkie
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"It was an ok base for a cheese soup, however I will add somethings for some extra flavor."

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msiedenburg
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"I made this last night and enjoyed it. The only change I made was to use celery instead of onions... I plan on making it again, was very easy."

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mtweaver
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"This soup is great on any cool night!!! I make it often."

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kerrynjames
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"we love this chowder. I multiply it by 4 and have leftovers, which makes the husband really happy. We also add some cayenne pepper for a bit of spice... Thanks for the recipe!"

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Jane Bucey
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"Love this recipe, have to double it so there is plenty of leftovers."

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kerrynjames
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"I quadruple the recipe and my husband and I enjoy it for a week. We love this soup! I usually add extra corn, a little cayenne pepper (to warm it up a tad) and a little more bouillon to add more flavor."

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nmendenhall
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"I have made this recipe 5 times now! We get together with my best friends mom every halloween and do kind of like a soup exchange and we had 5 different soups and mine was the only one that had nothing left in it! My kids love it and they are definitely picky eaters it is amazing! Love it!"

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jrudder2
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"I loved this recipe. I just made it for my boyfriend and I. He absolutely loved it! I did not put celery in my chowder because I don't like it and it was still tasty. I will definitely be making this again. It goes great with some homemade biscuits."

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elendil
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"my kids and their friends really enjoyed this! i made a huge batch substituting vegetable broth for the chicken bouillon and water. we happily ate leftovers for the next two days."

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Seckley87
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"I was looking for a yummy soup recipe for a rainy day we were having and this definately hit the spot! It only makes two servings so I also had it for lunch the next day! I added a very small red potato and extra pepper but it was fantastic! I also made cheddar biscuits to have on the side!"

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impy
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I made this chowder for guests at our cottage over the weekend. It received rave reviews. I will definitely make it again."

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silvrhwk
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"Deeelish! We added in some sliced chicken & apple sausage to make this more of a "meal." I was amazed how thick and rich this chowder is despite being so quick and easy to make! My husband went back for seconds! :) I also agree with another reviewer: the bacon really didn't add that much to the chowder, but the sausage did. :)"

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minimaus
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I doubled every thing,lots of potato's,no granules and my own chicken broath,no flour becouse I have celiac,I froze about 2 pints of it."

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vieux
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"speaking as someone who is concerned with celiac disease the addition of flour is unnecessary. the sugars and starches in the corn thicken the whole slop quite nicely. other than that a very good recipe."

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stephanie_sims20
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Yum! Yum! Yum! This is such a great recipe. I always add a little more carrots and corn. We just like it that way. I also use olive oil to saute the veg if I don't have the bacon. Good way to reduce calories. I too add a little garlic and parsley. But it is perfect just the way the recipe says too!"

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MartyDaq
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"my family has a very similar recipe but we use ham instead of bacon. There are NEVER any leftovers."

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Toby1Daisy
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Very good, but bland. I added a little celery salt and cajun spices."

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LaurenAkers
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"This is a delicious recipe. I substituted light cream for the milk and used turkey bacon. I also add about a 1/2 cup of diced red peppers. This is one of my favorites!"

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knich01@yahoo.com
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Thank you for all the great ideas. They really help since I don't like to combine so much fat withe carbs to keep my blood pressure down. I think I'll try it with skim milk and fat-free cheese and probably some Parmesan and the bacon bits & smoke flavoring. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks again kathy1012"

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pmarasroberts
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"473 calories come from milk and cheddar cheese, along with bacon. Try using 1% milk, half the cheddar and add some grated Parmesan in place, saute in olive oil and use bacon bits, smoke flavor, or Penzey's Northwood seasoning in its place. Recall that the recipe only makes 2 1-cup servings, so those are some concentrated calories! Crystal"

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pmarasroberts
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"The calories come from cheddar cheese and milk. Reduce the cheese and use some grated Parmesan or Romano, etc. in place, and 1% or skim milk and drop calories. Plus, the bacon doesn't help: could use olive oil to saute and bacon bits or smoke flavor. Crystal"

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dverzic
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"Not bad, but a little bland. I think it needs more cheese or chicken bouillon. My family all liked it though."

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stephanie_sims20
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"YUM!"

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michelewith3kids
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"Looking at the ingredients I can't figure out where 473 calories come from in one cup of this Autumn Chowder! Someone please help me. I would love to make this, but at 473 calories for one meal is a bit high!"

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asasherwood
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"Made with turkey bacon still tasted great! Would make again. really filling!"

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alex79
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"i made the soup and it was wonderfull.i gave some to my 2 year old son and he loves it too. next time i need to double the recipe. LOVE IT!"

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ladymoorod
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"This is so easy to make! Not only did my husband love it, but my boys did, too! I made biscuits to go with it and it was fabulous!"

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dilbert098
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"delicious, we used 10% cream instead of milk, added basil and oregano, and used left over roasted red potatoes. for not liking soup, loved this! gourmet soup, well done."

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downundercanadian
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"All 3 of my fussy eaters said that this was the best meal ever!"

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topcorn
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"Very,very tasty! Next time I will double the amount as I think it will be great as leftovers. This ones a keeper!"

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ashleymarwi
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"My husband and I loved this recipe! We did add a bit more chicken boulian than what it calls for though! Thanks for submitting!!"

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janelynette2
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"Love it!"

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