Monday, February 23, 2009


Potato and Canadian Bacon Slow Cooker Chowder


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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