This Corn Chowder with Bacon, Leeks and Potatoes makes a hearty meal and is perfect on a cold winter's night.
- 4 strips turkey bacon, diced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 6 cups (about 5 medium) washed, trimmed, halved, sliced leeks (white and green parts)
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 3 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds) diced red potatoes
- 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 2 cups water
- 4 teaspoons MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole-kernel corn
PLACE bacon and oil in stockpot. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 2 to 4 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Add leeks and wine; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes or until leeks are tender.
ADD potatoes, evaporated milk, 2 cups water, bouillon and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 18 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
MIX 1 tablespoon water and flour in small bowl. Add corn and flour mixture to stockpot; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
PLACE about 3 cups soup in blender; cover. Carefully blend until smooth. Return blended soup to stockpot; stir.
Review This Recipe
Tina from Denver, CO
I initially go this recipe from the Gerber website to try for our toddler. It was a big hit! He ate his whole bowl! This is the first time I had used leeks as well . . . great flavor! The recipe printed on the Gerber website didn't say how much (or what kind) of wine to use ~ so I guessed and added about 1 cup of white wine. YUM! I was surprised to see that this recipe only calls for 1/4 cup. If you like cooking with wine go ahead and add more than 1/4 cup (the alcohol cooks off anyway).
first time leek user
I thought this was a good recipe, mine didn't look anything like the picture, it turned out more green, and it had a great flavor. I have never had corn chowder before so thats why I made it and I liked it very much. As usual I loved the red potatoes I used in it and the leeks were very interesting, I didn't use at much wine and I blended more than 3 cups. It was hearty and healthy!
I had bought some leeks for the first time and was looking for a good recipe to use them in. I tried this one and it was a hit. This soup was easy to make and had wonderful flavor. I added a little salt to taste at the end but not much. I also didnt have any bacon, so I used about 3-4 tbs of real bacon bits and it worked great.
It was very tasty, I didn't use the wine and added a couple more tbs of water. Also, I used the juice from the whole kernel corn as one of the cups of water. I enjoyed it very much and sent to my friends.
One of my favorites!!
This was one of the easiest and best tasting soups i've made. Very delicious and filling. I tried it before adding the blended portion and I liked it a bit better that way. Although it was very good both ways. This is definately worth trying and I will add it to my recipe collection. *****
This soup was packed with flavour and was very satisfying. I added the corn after I blended the soup. My kids like corn so it was a success.
cornchowder-bacon-leeks & potatoes
I fixed this last night and it was tasty, my husband really liked it, especially good as we had a cold rainy evening.I did not put in the white wine though.
Corn Chowder with Bacon,Leeks&Potatoes
This was so good and so easy to make. I do love soups, chowders and stews and can eat them any time of year. Even tho it was so hot here yesterday I still enjoyed it. Thank goodness for air conditioning....
CORN CHOWDER WITH BACON, LEEKS AND POTATOES
GREAT SOUP FOR ANY OCCASION. ALL YOU NEED IS SOME CORN BREAD OR A NICE MUFFIN WITH A SALAD.
Perfect on Cold Nights
Had this last night for dinner since it was so cold here. It certainly was the perfect dinner. The flavor was perfect!
Corn Chowder with Bacon & Leeks
Very nice, easy to make, I added red pepers, carrots for a bit more colour. Great chowder.
A Wonderful Meal
I made this chowder this evening and everyone raved about it. The only change I made was to add chopped clams to it. I will definitely add this to my recipe folder.