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Roasted Corn & Tomatillo Chowder

Creamy and satisfying, this easy one-pot meal is perfect when you want cozy up with a good book or a nice glass of wine.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 People

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 Pieces of Bacon optional
  • 1 Medium Onion Chopped
  • 3 Medium Carrots Chopped
  • 3 Celery Stalks Chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 1/2 Pound 5-6 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes, Diced
  • 1 8 oz Bag Fire Roasted Corn
  • 1 pound tomatillos cleaned and quartered
  • 6-8 Cups Chicken Stock Low sodium
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • 2 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

Directions:

  1. Heat a large cast iron pot (Dutch oven) over med-high heat. Cook bacon strips until browned and crisp. Remove and set aside. (if you want to make this vegetarian, just use a high-heat oil like almond or canola oil instead of bacon).
  2. Turn heat to low and cook onions, celery, and carrots until soft. (about 5 minutes) Add garlic, red pepper flake, potatoes, corn, and tomatillos to the pot. Stir to combine and allow to cook another 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce to a simmer -- cover and cook, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. (you can simmer the soup for as long as you want, this is a great place to hold the recipe if you need to wait).
  4. In a small jar, or bowl, combine half and half with cornstarch and add to the pot, stirring continuously. Bring pot back to a boil and allow to thicken for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and using an emersion blender, blend the soup until it is the consistency that you desire (less time for a chunk soup, more for a smooth soup). You can also use a blender to achieve this -- just do so in batches.
  6. Return soup to the stove over low heat. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
  7. When ready to serve, ladle it up and serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese and the remaining bacon bits. Enjoy!