Chowder comes in many forms- But this one has become my new favorite. Thanks in part to Mrs. Ree “Redhead” Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman. I love that woman, not only is she a wonderful down to earth cook, but she’s a wiz at presenting something so simple  that in the end tastes like there was a ton of time put into it.

Example: This soup, it’s almost to easy to make yet it could feed a small crowd. Add some hot Sourdough bread to dunk into this creamy concoction and let the “Oohs and Awes” begin.

Corn & Cheese Chowder
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 12
  • 4 Tablespoons ½ Stick Butter
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 3 slices Bacon, Cut Into Pieces
  • 3 whole Bell Peppers, Finely Diced (red, Yellow, Orange)
  • 5 ears Corn, Kernels Sliced Off
  • ¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock Or Broth
  • 2 cups Half-and-half
  • 1 cup (heaping) Grated Monterey Jack
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pepper Jack
  • ⅓ cup Sliced Green Onions
  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onions for a couple of minutes. Add bacon and cook for another minute or so, then add diced bell peppers and cook for a couple of minutes. Finally, add corn and cook for a minute.
  2. Sprinkle flour evenly over the top and stir to combine. Pour in broth and stir well. Allow this to thicken for 3 or 4 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Stir in half-and-half, then cover and allow to simmer/thicken for 15 minutes or so.
  3. Stir in cheeses and green onions. When cheese is melted and the soup is hot, check seasonings. Add salt and pepper as needed.
  4. Ladle into bowls and serve immediately.
  5. *** This is so extra delicious when served with fresh Sourdough Bread and garnished with extra bacon bits and chopped green onions.




  • Here are some of the beautiful “Rainbow” of vegetable love ingredients that this soup begins with. So Pretty you little veggie darlings are!



  • Then there is the Bacon and Onion – This goes in the pot first




  • Cook the onions for a couple of minutes then add the cut pieces of Bacon and cook for another minute or so.



  • Then add the diced Bell Peppers and continue cooking for a few minutes (3-5 mins)


  •  Finally add the Corn and continue cooking for (5 minutes).



  • One of the final steps is to stir in the grated Monterey Jack & Pepper Jack Cheese, along with the chopped green onions.



  • This is what your pot will look like at this point -Almost time to eat!



  •  The Grand Finale!!!! – Happy Eating………………………………………xo………Mis

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