This soup is warm and comforting and the perfect blend of vegetables. It is so easy and perfect on a cold day!
Is it spring yet? I will be the first to admit that I don’t mind the colder weather. I love fall because of the crisp air and the changing leaves. I also like winter because I get to have good, hearty meals, sit by the fireplace, and celebrate winter holidays. However, being that it is now March 6, I am ready for a change. Usually Maryland winters stay about forty to fifty degrees. This winter, however, has largely been in the low twenties. That’s cold for us! I’m not used to such prolonged periods of time where it’s too cold to go outside! Then we’ve also had a lot of snow and ice. Yesterday it snowed almost 7 inches by my house!
Here are some pictures I snapped from the confines of my home
March better come out like a lamb after it came in like such a lion. I am ready for the warm weather to come back. I would like to be able to take a walk outside without turning into a popsicle. Fortunately the tentative forecast for next week is the 50’s. Hopefully it stays that way!
The one good thing about the cold is that I do get to make warm, hearty, comfort food. That was my inspiration for this Slowcooker Corn Chowder.
There are so many good things about this soup. One, it is made in the slowcooker. Who doesn’t love whipping that thing out? It makes dinner preparation so easy and it is great to just be able to put it in the pot and forget about it. Two, I love the corn in this. Corn always reminds me of summer. It is fresh and clean tasting. So even in the snow I can think about summer a little bit! One other thing I love about this soup is the potatoes. If you look below, you will notice that I used canned potatoes. I like doing so for two reasons. One, it is super easy. Two, I actually really like the taste and texture of canned potatoes. I think they are more smooth than regular potatoes are, so they were a perfect addition to my soup.
If any of you are still trapped in the height of winter, I hope you stay warm! Enjoy this soup!
Active Prep Time 20 min, Inactive Prep Time 4 hours, Serves 3-4
- 7-8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 cans diced white potatoes, drained
- 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
- 2 and 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp seasoning salt
- 3/4 tsp Old Bay
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup half and half
- In crockpot, place crumbled bacon, diced onion, corn, potatoes, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, Old Bay and ground black pepper. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
- Add half and half to the slow cooker and turn to low. Cook an additional 20 minutes.