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Potato and Canadian Bacon Slow Cooker Chowder

3
3
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
6 hr 25 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
6 hr
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
This rich and chunky chowder is the next-best thing to being wrapped in a warm quilt. Canadian bacon makes all the difference.

Ingredients

uncooked potato(es)

2 cup(s), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

uncooked carrot(s)

1 large, diced

uncooked leek(s)

1 cup(s), chopped, white part only

garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), medium, minced

fat free chicken broth

4 cup(s)

uncooked pearl barley

½ cup(s), pearl

dried thyme

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ pinch

cooked Canadian-style bacon

4 oz, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

bay leaf

1 tsp, crumbled or 1 whole leaf

fat free evaporated milk

½ cup(s)

fat free creamer

2 fl oz, such as fat-free 1/2 and 1/2

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, leek, garlic, chicken broth, barley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and Canadian bacon. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until vegetables and barley are tender.
  2. Stir in evaporated milk and half-and-half and heat through uncovered, about 10 minutes. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.

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