This chowder will satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Serve with slices of fresh bread.
Makes about 6 cups
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
6 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 cups chicken broth
1 can (14-3/4 oz.) cream style corn
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk or cream (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese for serving (optional)
Stir hot mixtures during microwaving every few minutes to heat evenly.
Add liquids, such as broth, at room temperature. This prevents taking additional time for the liquid to heat.
Remember that casseroles and dishes will be hot at the end of cooking. Always use an oven mitt or pad to remove casseroles and dishes from the microwave.