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Corn Chowder

Corn ChowderSimple to prepare, this chowder has a rich flavor and interesting texture that make it enormously satisfying. Serve it with a crisp green salad plus fruit for dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
2 (16-ounce) packages loose-pack frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed - divided use
2 cups water
3 MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Cubes
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add 4 cups corn; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add water and bouillon; cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes or until corn is very soft.
  2. Place corn mixture in blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Return to saucepan. Stir in remaining corn, evaporated milk, bell pepper and rosemary. Cook, stirring frequently, until chowder is thick and bell peppers are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with basil.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: For a Southwestern-style twist to this recipe, add 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles with the bell pepper. Eliminate the rosemary; stir 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro(more to taste). Garnish with cilantro leaves instead of basil.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 360 Calories from Fat: 100 Total Fat: 11 g Saturated Fat: 5 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 920 mg Carbohydrates: 59 g Dietary Fiber: 6 g Sugars: 18 g Protein: 13 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.