I love fall! It’s my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the smells, and especially the tastes! And I really like the taste when it’s easy to make (because I’m busy writing, don’tcha know). Fall means soups, chilis, and stews. Warm bread with melted butter. Apple crisp (with vanilla ice cream, of course) for dessert.
So how about this yummy, easy soup (a Pampered Chef classic)?
Easy Corn Chowder
2 medium unpeeled red potatoes (1/2″ cubes)
1 c. cubed cooked ham (1/2″ cubes)
1/2 c. diced red bell pepper
1/2 c. coarsely chopped celery
1 tsp butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 can (14-14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 can (12 ounces) fat free evaporated milk
1 can (15 ounces) creamed corn
2 tablespoons sliced chives
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Cooked crumbled bacon (optional)
* Heat butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and celery; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in flour; heat until bubbly. Gradually whisk in broth, evaporated milk and corn.
* Add potatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10 minutes (or until potatoes are tender). Stir in ham; heat through. Remove from heat; stir chives into soup and season with salt and pepper.
* Ladle soup into bowls, top with bacon. Enjoy!