Slow-Cooker Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Chowder
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large onion, chopped (1 cup)
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
bag (12 oz) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
medium Yukon gold potatoes, diced
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
cup heavy whipping cream
oz Kraft™ Velveeta™ original cheese, cut into cubes
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crispy. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Pour all except 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet. Add onion; cook about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Transfer onion mixture to slow cooker. Stir in broth, milk, broccoli, potatoes, carrots, pepper and salt.
Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until bubbly and potatoes are tender.
Increase to High heat setting; stir in whipping cream. In small bowl, beat cornstarch and water with whisk. Beat cornstarch mixture into mixture in slow cooker. Cover; cook about 15 minutes or until thickened.
Add cheese cubes to slow cooker; stir until melted. Add Cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Serve chowder with reserved crumbled bacon as garnish.
- Cheddar cheese comes in a variety of types from mild to extra sharp. If you’re looking for a less intense Cheddar flavor, use mild Cheddar. If you enjoy a more intense Cheddar flavor, use sharp Cheddar.
- Yukon gold potatoes have a waxy texture that holds up better than russet or baking potatoes, which tend to fall apart in the slow-cooking process.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Vitamin A
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1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.