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Easy Corn Chowder

 Easy Corn Chowder
When I was growing up, my grandfather would often serve steaming bowls of corn chowder. I tried to capture that wonderful flavor and came up with this recipe.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients;
  • bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or
  • until vegetables are tender. Add corn, soup, ham, mushrooms, milk,
  • salt and pepper; heat through, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon
  • just before serving. Yield: 12-14 servings (about 3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 197 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 895 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.