Food Recipes Smoky Corn Chowder Recipe 4.0 (238) 14 Reviews Smoky corn chowder is a hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy and it's easy to make any time of year, thanks to the use of frozen corn. Top with scallions and bacon, and serve alongside toasted baguette slices. By Susie Theodorou Susie Theodorou Susie Theodorou is a food stylist, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Highlights: * Developed recipes for Real Simple, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living * Styles food for TV commercials and magazine editorial * In her cookbook Mediterranean: Naturally Nutritious Recipes From the World's Healthiest Diet, she shares recipes from her native Greece. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 4, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Con Poulos Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Yield: 6 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounces sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 large sweet onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ teaspoon smoked paprika ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 10-ounce packages frozen corn 3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 1 cup half-and-half kosher salt and black pepper 4 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal 1 baguete, sliced and toasted (optional) Directions Cook the bacon in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Spoon off and discard all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Return the pan to medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, paprika, and red pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in the corn, broth, and half-and-half and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Transfer half the soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to the pot and stir in ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Divide the soup among bowls and top with the scallions and bacon. Serve with bread, if desired. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 359 Calories 23g Fat 32g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 359 % Daily Value * Total Fat 23g 29% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 41mg 14% Sodium 597mg 26% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Total Sugars 20g Protein 10g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.