Friday, September 24, 2010

Food Fridays - Potato and Canadian Bacon Slow Cooker Chowder

This recipe is from the Weight Watchers site and linked below.
 Course: soups
POINTS® Value:    3
Servings:  6
Preparation Time:  25 min
Cooking Time:  360 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy
Works with Simply Filling
This rich, chunky chowder is extremely satisfying. Lean Canadian bacon gives it great flavor without much fat.


2 cup(s) potato(es), cut into 1/2-inch cubes   
1 large carrot(s), diced   
1 cup(s) leek(s), chopped, white part only   
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced   
4 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth   
1/2 cup(s) uncooked barley   
1 piece(s) bay leaf   
1/4 tsp dried thyme, crushed   
1/4 tsp black pepper   
4 oz Canadian-style bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces   
1/2 cup(s) fat-free evaporated milk   
2 oz fat-free half-and-half   


  • In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, leek, garlic, broth, barley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and bacon; cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Stir in evaporated milk and half-and-half; heat through, uncovered, about 10 minutes. Yields about 1 2/3 cups per serving.
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This potato soup was one of the best I've ever had.  It was so easy to make, extremely filling and had a VERY low points value considering the quantity.

While it's not really fall-like where I live, this would be perfect on a cool fall day!  Enjoy!

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