Hearty Corn and Cheese Chowder

(5 Ratings)
Recipe Yield: 4 Servings


  • 4 thick slices bacon, diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (6.2-ounce) package PASTA RONIĀ® Shells & White Cheddar
  • 1 cup frozen or canned corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions

Preparation Steps

  1. In large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon 5 minutes. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove from saucepan; drain. Set aside.
  2. In same saucepan, add chicken broth, milk, pasta, corn and bell pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 12 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  3. Stir in Special Seasonings and bacon mixture. Return to a boil; boil 2 to 3 minutes. Ladle into bowls; top with chives.