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Zippy Corn Chowder

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings (2 quarts)

"This thick colorful chowder was so well received the first time I made it that some of us had to go without seconds," notes Kera Bredin of Vancouver, British Columbia. "Now I make this hearty soup often."

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 large red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Stir in jalapeno, mustard, salt, paprika and red pepper flakes. Add corn, green onions and 2-1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil.
  2. Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually add to soup. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 190 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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