Creamy corn chowder has just 6 ingredients and is guaranteed to be a hit with your whole family!
Yesterday I took little Nutmeg to Kindergarten orientation. My usually bubbly little girl was silent as she looked around the room at the hundreds of parents and kids, only a few of whom we had ever seen before. She wrapped her skinny little arms around me and said, “Mommy, I want to stay with you.” But she put on a brave face and got in line with her group and filed out to see one of the Kindergarten classrooms. I stayed behind to learn about the curriculum and such, but found my mind wandering. Wasn’t she just in diapers? Didn’t I just drop her off for her first day of daycare? And now, she takes her first brave steps away from me on her own. It might be the first, but it certainly won’t be the last.
She’s my brave one, rarely clings to me, always willing to try new things. She makes friends in seconds, is first to raise her hand to try something new, and often reaches over to my plate to grab a food she’s never had. And so it was last weekend when I made this simple corn chowder.
I made this simple soup for lunch, mainly because I had a bunch of corn that needed to be used. As Jeff and I sat eating it, little Nutmeg asked for a scoop. I happily complied and watched her think about it as she tasted it. Then, big smile and an immediate request for more. Even better, big sister Eclair also requested some (and she NEVER eats soup). They loved the little bits of bacon and the sweet creamy broth. And both of them simply love corn. That was a good day! Score one for mommy.
- 4 slices thick cut bacon
- 5 ears of corn
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- ½ cup grated onion
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 4 cups whole milk
- In a large pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then crumble. Set aside.
- Cut kernels from the corn. Discard cobs.
- In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until onion is soft.
- Add the scallions and cook another minute.
- Stir in the milk bring to a simmer.
- Stir in the corn and bacon and season to taste with salt (you'll need about 1 teaspoon or mroe to taste). When the soup returns to a simmer, remove from heat and serve.
- Garnish with chopped scallions or chives, if desired.