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Bacon Tomato Chowder

 Bacon Tomato Chowder
This soup recipe is so warm and inviting for any occasion, but most of all, I like to cook it for just my husband and me.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
  • slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings.
  • In the same pan, melt butter. Stir in flour and nutmeg until smooth.
  • Gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2
  • minutes or until thickened. Stir in tomatoes. Reduce heat; stir in
  • cream. Heat through (do not boil). Add bacon. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 586 calories, 51 g fat (27 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 1,453 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.