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Corn Leek Chowder Recipe
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Corn Leek Chowder Recipe

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Leeks, onion, potatoes and cheese enrich Stacey Savoyski’s corn chowder. “I developed it for our meatless Christmas Eve meal,” she adds from Southbury, Connecticut.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped leeks (white portion only)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 234 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute the leeks, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the broth, potatoes and dill; cook for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir in corn and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer. Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Stir in cream. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Corn Leek Chowder in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 234 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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