Southwestern Cheese and Corn Chowder | U.S. Dairy

Southwestern Cheese and Corn Chowder

Makes 6 Servings

  • Total Time: 35
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh corn
  • 2 potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 2 cups lowfat milk
  • 1 cup shredded 2% reduced fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

Melt butter in large saucepan. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and all vegetables. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat and simmer covered 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Remove 2 cups of soup and puree in blender or processor. Return to saucepan with remaining soup. Stir in milk, cheese and seasonings and simmer 10 minutes.

Note: May garnish with crumbled turkey bacon and additional cheese if desired.