Friday, December 12, 2008

Crock Pot Corn Chowder

With winter CLEARLY on it's way I tend to crave warm foods. Soups, in particular. At this point in the holiday season there is always so much going on it seems like cooking is almost too much! The answer...the crock pot of course. I found this recipe on Fitfoodie.com, and I haven't had time to try it, but I think it looks so delicious and SO easy! I plan on making it this week. With maybe a side of homemade whole wheat bread or cornbread? yum! Oh..and you can't beat those nutrition facts!

INGREDIENTS

1 lb frozen whole kernel corn
1 large onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1 ½ cups potatoes, diced
1 cup water
2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp dried dill
6 tbsp flour
3 cups fat free milk
INSTRUCTIONS
Combine all ingredients except flour and milk in a 3 ½ or 4 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 8-9 hours, or until potatoes are tender.In a separate bowl, mix flour and milk until smooth. Stir slowly into corn chowder until thickened. Makes 7 servings - each serving contains: 180 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 3 grams fiber. 3 WW points