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cheddar bacon chowder

Recipe by
ElisabethJean Shingler
Glendale, AZ

So delicious for a fall evening meal. No potatoes were harmed in this recipe, so the carb count is relatively low.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For cheddar bacon chowder

  • 1 lb
  • 1
    small onion
  • 3
    ribs celery
  • 3
  • 6
    cloves garlic
  • 1
    large head cauliflower
  • 1 qt
    chicken broth
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    tapioca starch
  • 2 c
  • 1 lb
    shredded cheddar cheese

How To Make cheddar bacon chowder

  • 1
    Sauté bacon over medium heat until crisp. Set aside and remove all but a tablespoon of the drippings.
  • soffritto (chopped onions, celery & carrots) with spices
    In the same pan make the soffritto by rough chopping & adding the onion, celery & carrots. Mince the garlic and sauté until vegetables are tender.
  • 3
    Cut the cauliflower into florets. Place in crock of slow cooker and add the soffritto, broth & spices.
  • soffritto, cauliflower, broth & spices in crock
    Cook until the cauliflower is soft. Remove bay leaves.
  • 5
    Mix tapioca starch with the milk and add to crock with the water. Blend with immersion blender until smooth.
  • pieces of bacon in cheddar bacon chowder
    Crumble bacon into crock and simmer until chowder has thickened. Stir in cheese a little at a time until smooth.