corn chowder w/bacob

 CP corn chowder w/bacon

  Prep   15 min   Total  3 hr 30 min 

  Ingredients 9 

  Servings 8 



 1  lb small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes   

 1/2  cup chopped onion   

 1 stalk celery, small chop

 2  bags (12 oz each) frozen whole kernel corn   

 3  cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)   

 1  teaspoon salt   

 1/2  teaspoon ground pepper   

 2  cups half-and-half   

 2  tablespoons cornstarch   

 1/2  lb bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled   

  1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, celery, corn, broth, salt and 
  2  Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until potatoes are tender. 

  3 In small bowl, beat half-and-half and cornstarch with whisk until smooth. Stir 
  half-and-half mixture and bacon into corn mixture. Cover; cook 10 to 15 
  minutes longer or until slightly thickened. 

 Tips Sprinkle each serving with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped fresh thyme 
  For a complete meal, serve with a crusty French loaf.