Slow Cooker Corn Chowder
This is a tasty corn chowder made in your crock pot. It's a delicious recipe and easy to follow. Makes a great meal.
Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 240 minutes Serves: 3
Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium-high heat on stovetop. Cook carrot, celery and onion for 7 minutes or until softened.
Transfer to slow-cooker pot and add potatoes. Pour broth over top and add bay leaf, dried thyme and paprika. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1-1/2 hours or LOW for 3 hours, or until potatoes are cooked through.
Stir in corn and milk; cover and cook for 1 hour or until heated through. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and wine and whisk into soup; cook an additional 10 minutes.
Stir in fresh thyme and salt.
Using a potato masher, gently mash the soup until slightly thickened. Sprinkle each serving with a generous tablespoon of chives and one of crumbled bacon and serve immediately.