Corn Leek Chowder
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 TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Stir in cream. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon of cheese.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 234 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.
Originally published as Potato, Leek and Corn Chowder in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006