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Side Dish ‘n’ Saturdays: Turkey Corn Chowder

Turkey Corn Chowder


Servings: 6

2 cups turkey, cooked, diced (use some leftover turkey)
4 ounces bacon, chopped (3-4 slices)
1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
2 (15 oz.) cans corn, cream-style
3 cups milk
2 cups red potatoes, cubed (3/8-inch)
1/2 teaspoon salt, (plus more to taste)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon rosemary, fresh, (or thyme)
1 teaspoon parsley, minced (optional)
red bell pepper, minced (optional)

Prep Day: In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain, reserving the drippings in the pan. Sauté the onions over medium heat in the skillet with bacon grease. Cook until soft but not brown (about 4-5 minutes). Add the flour and rosemary and cook over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes. Add the 3 cups of milk in stages, whisking smooth with each addition. Bring sauce to a simmer. Lower the heat (if necessary). Add the potatoes, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat until the potatoes become tender and thickened, stirring regularly (about 40 minutes). Add the cream style corn and turkey. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cool, then add the parsley (optional). Place into containers and garnish with bacon bits and freeze.

Serve Day: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in the microwave and heat using medium-high power (70%) for 4-5 minutes or until hot throughout, stirring occasionally. May be placed in a medium-sized saucepan and heated, on medium low until hot throughout, stirring occasionally. At serving time garnish with red bell pepper (optional).



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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