Goudaaaa! *Sung in Marshall Erickson’s voice* If you never watched the tv show “How I Met Your Mother” then you won’t get the gouda reference…sorry! In other news, you never knew how much you needed this Bacon & Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese in your life. The flavor from the caramelized bacon pieces and smoky flavors of the cheese are a match made in heaven. Not to mention this is a stovetop mac and cheese recipe which means easy and to the point.Read More
Do you love the taste of sweet and savory put together? If so, I have the perfect breakfast or brunch treat for you. As a huge fan of sweet and savory foods these Brown Sugar Bacon Pancakes are perfection. Between the thick sliced brown sugar bacon bits and sweet pancake batter with hints of vanilla and cinnamon, you’re in for a treat!Read More
Valentine’s day is less than 2 weeks away. I’m still not sure how we got to February so quickly but here we are. Every year on Valentine’s Day my husband prepares a delicious dinner for me and this year will be no different. My favorite Valentine’s Day dinners usually always consist of pasta and cheese. Who the first person was to prepare pasta and cheese together deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. Okay, well maybe not a peace prize, but they deserve something! Pasta and cheese are two of my food weaknesses and they’re two stars of this Bacon Kale and mushroom pasta.Read More
Happy tasty Tuesday everybody! It’s that time of year when we get to eat tons of delicious comfort food without all of the guilt. Some of my favorite fall comfort foods are hot, yummy, soups. Everybody loves a good soup and I’ve posted quite a few soup recipes on here. The last few days have been cool and rainy here in Montana, which has had me daydreaming about delicious soups for dinner.Read More
This winter I experimented with comfy food recipes and my favorite by far is my bacon potato corn chowder. Want to hear the best part (besides it being delicious of course)? It’s SO easy to make and takes less than an hour to prepare and cook. How much better can it get? Exactly, that’s what I said.
When the weather gets cold and snow is on thee ground the best meals to cook are comfort food meals. Especially on the days when you have to venture out into the cold to go to work, drop kids at school, run errands, etc. If any of you are wondering what qualifies as a “comfort food” it’s food that makes you feel cozy and comfy in your home. Soups, baked pastas, casseroles, etc. are the perfect go to dishes during these fall/winter nights.
Corn chowder has always been one of my favorite soups. It’s hearty and has ingredients most people find delicious. We all know how hard it can be to make dishes that are popular among a large group of people. Which makes it a winning dish to make for family or friends who come over for dinner. So get to cooking!
*Crockpot meals are always easier for those of us on the go and this recipe can also be cooked in one. Follow all of the ingredients, combine them together in the crockpot, and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. *
Bacon Potato Corn Chowder
- 6-8 red potatoes
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 15oz. can sweet corn drained
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 32 oz. chicken broth bold for extra flavor
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 2 cups mild cheddar cheese
- 8 pieces bacon thick cut
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- salt & pepper to taste
Wash then cut your red potatoes into approximately 1 inch cubes. Place your diced potatoes into a large bowl and put to the side.
In a large pot, over medium high heat melt your butter then sautee your diced onions until soft. Add your teaspoon of salt to the onions as they cook to help soften them.
Add your minced garlic, flour and pepper to the sauteed onions. Stir to combine. Now add your drained corn to the pot and mix for a minute of two with the other ingredients.
Pour your chicken broth into the pot and whisk the mixture to avoid clumps. Then add your milk to the pot and whisk again. Let the mixture get to a boil.
Once the pot has started to boil pour your diced potatoes in and bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes then reduce heat to medium low. Cover the pot and let the chowder cook for 30 minutes.
Once the potatoes are soft add your 2 cups of mild cheddar cheese to the chowder and stir until combined.
Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your liking.
Serve your potato corn chowder with two strips of bacon crumbled on top. If you like a little spice in your life feel free to add cayenne pepper on top as well.
Enjoy your meal!
Happy eating! 🙂