Cabbage and Bacon Chowder Recipe

by katerina on November 29, 2012

Bacon and Cabbage Chowder Recipe

Try this easy cabbage chowder recipe the next time you feel like hibernating and eating comfort food. The bacon will satisfy but the low calorie footprint will make it guilt-free!

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Cabbage and Bacon Chowder

(serves 4)

2 slices of bacon, diced
1 onion, sliced
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/2 head of green cabbage, finely sliced
salt and freshly ground black peppper
3 potatoes, well washed and chopped
6 cups chicken stock, water or half of each
1 bay leaf
1 sprig fresh thyme

Wash and chop all your ingredients. Place the bacon in a soup pot and turn the heat on to medium low. Allow the fat to render and the bacon to crisp, stirring occasionally (about 10 minutes). Remove the bacon to a paper towel with a slotted spoon.

Add the onion, carrot and celery to the pot along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until onion is translucent, stirring regularly. Add cabbage and cover for 3 minutes or until wilted by half. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are softened.

Remove the bay leaf and the thyme. Transfer 1/2 of the soup to a blender allow to cool until no longer steaming and blend until smooth. Transfer back to the pot, add the bacon and season to taste. Bring back to a simmer and serve hot.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 60 minutes | Total Time:70 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 185

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