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Corn & Lentil Chowder with Bacon

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 45 Minutes

Servings: 12

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    6 bacon slices, finely diced

    1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped onion

    3 garlic cloves, minced

    ½ cup (125 mL) diced celery

    ½ cup (125 mL) diced carrots

    5 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

    ¼ cup (60 mL) white wine

    6 cups (1.5 L) stock

    2 cups (500 mL) 35% cream

    2 cups (500 mL) finely diced yellow potatoes

    1 ¼ cups (310 mL) split red lentils

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cayenne pepper

    3 1/2 cups (875 mL) fresh or frozen corn

    to taste, salt and ground black pepper

    ¼ cup (60 mL) sour cream

    ¼ cup (60 mL) finely sliced fresh chives


Directions

  1. Heat a large pot and cook bacon until fat is rendered and bacon is browned and slightly crispy. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Drain most of the fat from the pot, leaving 1 Tbsp (15 mL).
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté until golden. Add celery, carrots, and thyme. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Deglaze pot with white wine. Add stock, cream, potatoes, lentils, and cayenne and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes until the soup base has thickened.
  3. Add corn and bacon, and continue to cook for another 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Portion into bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and chives.

Quick Tip: For a crunchy garnish, try roasting split red lentils for topping. Soak 1/4 cup (60 mL) split red lentils in water for 1 hour. Drain lentils and scatter on a lined baking tray. Roast in 350˚F (180˚C) oven, turning once, approximately 15-20 minutes.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups (310 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 400
  • Total Fat 25 g
  • Saturated Fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Carbohydrates 31 g
  • Dietary Fibre 5 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Sodium 370 mg
  • Potassium 508 mg
  • Folate 17 mcg