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Autumn Chowder Recipe
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Autumn Chowder Recipe

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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.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Autumn Chowder in Country Woman November/December 2002, p37

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

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!"

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"

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!"

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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