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It’s finally becoming a little cooler here in Texas, which means it’s the perfect time for sharpening my soup skills. The past few days have been rainy and chilly which left me craving something warm and comforting for dinner at night. Even better, something that is easy to make on a week night and will easily reheat. Nothing can beat a good Corn Chowder, especially when the key ingredients are cheddar cheese and bacon. Yes, please and thank you! This Cheddar and Bacon Corn Chowder is so creamy and cheesy, ideal for those winter nights.
One of the base ingredients for this Corn Chowder is a large sweet yellow onion, which is honestly my favorite base ingredient for most any dish lately. Can you believe I used to HATE onions? I can remember when I was little my parents made an onion casserole and tricked me into eating it by telling me it was potatoes. Somehow I was gullible enough to believe them and devoured it, but never quite trusted them about food again. (Of course they did something similar when they made me try a “Mountain Oyster”, bleh). I digress. I cut A LOT of onions now a days, thankfully Calphalon offers the fastest and easiest way to dice and slice them in this video. Make sure to check out other great tutorials on #KnifeSkills here!
I am already a Calphalon fan, as I use their non-stick pots and pans daily. I absolutely love them! I was lucky enough to get a knife set to try out myself, and I absolutely love the self sharpening technology along with the website to help keep my skills just as sharp!
What a brilliant idea to have your knives sharpen every time you put them back up? One of the biggest features that this knife set comes with is the SharpIN technology. Ceramic sharpeners are built into the slots of the stainless steel part of the storage blog. This sharpens the knife in between each use. This creates an effortless slice every time you use the knives, which I can attest to. Everything I’ve chopped or sliced using this set, has cut with ease….like buttah! They’re made from high-carbon, no stain forged stainless steel. The new line of Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery is vailable in 3 models:
o Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Cutlery
– 15 Piece set
o Calphalon Contemporary Series German Steel Self-Sharpening Cutlery
-16 Piece set
o Calphalon Precision Series Fully Forged Self-Sharpening Cutlery
– 15 Piece set
Now you have the chance to win a new 12 piece Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery, as well!
Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.
- 7 slices uncooked, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 large sweet yellow onion, finely diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 6 tablespoon flour
- 32 oz box chicken broth
- 4 1/2 cups fresh or frozen sweet corn (Approx 8 fresh ears)
- 7 ounces sharp aged cheddar cheese, freshly grated (extra for topping)
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- Heat large dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Chop raw bacon into dices and cook in pot until crispy. Remove bacon and place on a plate lined with a paper towel, set aside.
- In the large pot, add Heat a large pot over medium-low heat and add the olive oil and butter to the remaining bacon grease. Once butter has melted, add onions, garlic, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook about 5 minutes, or until fragrant and onions are translucent. Add in the four and whisk constantly until onions are coated and roux starts to turn golden.
- Slowly whisk in the Chicken Broth until well combined. Add inn corn and increase the heat to medium high. Stir constantly until the broth begins to thicken. At this point, bring liquid to a boil and cover reducing to a simmer. Summer on low for 10 minutes. Remove cover and stir in half and half and cheese. Stir until the cheese melts completely. Stir in nutmeg and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
- Top with crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar. Serve immediately.
- Store left overs in an air tight container in refrigerator or freeze.
Make sure to visit Calphalons websites and social media pages to learn more!
Calphalon Knife Skills Site
Um, I just told the story about the onion casserole. Maybe why I’m still leery about onions!
Casey H says
I’d have to try out this corn chowder! And probably some good ole potato soup too.
Cheese is a hard thing to cut from a block, so I would use these to make some homemade baked nachos.
Jessica To says
I would make my son’s cheesy ranch potato casserole.
Thomas Murphy says
I would make beef stew.
Amanda Sakovitz says
Id make a veggie stir fry.
Dawn Monroe says
The first thing I would make is fried potatoes with onions and green peppers. Our knives are ancient and dull.
carol clark says
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Jillian Too says
The weather is turning cool around me so I’d love to make a butternut squash and apple soup.
Steven weber says
I would make a nice roasted vegetable dish and some apple crisp.
Erica Best says
i would make butternut squash
MargaretAnn Rice says
I would slice and dice chicken and potatoes for my “dump” slow cooker chicken dinner.
Will G says
I would make fajitas.
Priscilla S. says
I would make a pot roast with potatoes and carrots.
I would make butternut squash.
Alison H. says
I would make a tasty Greek salad!
I would ask my husband to make his homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce!
Karla R. says
I would use it to cut vegetables.
Kristin Goodson says
I would make stuffed peppers or fajitas. I love to cook! This looks like a great knife set.
I love these knives and how wonderful that they have a built in sharpener. This chowder looks and sounds amazing, can’t wait to give it a try. With these new knives, I would make a butternut squash soup.
I would make a stew.
Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah says
I’m in desperate need of a decent cutting set, so as for what I would make with it: EVERYTHING! 😀 Though I’ll definitely be trying this delicious chowder first! Hopefully the video will help improve my chopping form 😀
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Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
What a delicious chowder!It’s really cold here in Seattle today and this chowder would be perfect! This knife set would be perfect to make something that really shows off knife skills like a stir fry
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I would make a chicken and sausage gumbo!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
My husband loves corn chowder! Add the cheddar and bacon and he’ll go nuts for it! Thanks for the recipe!
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Barbara Montag says
I would make salsa – a sharp knife is so important for this.
I would make beef stew with all sorts of chopped veggies.
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I’d put these knives to work by making Vegetable Stir Fry. YUM!
I’d love to make a salad platter along with fajitas.
I have the best salsa recipe!
Laura J says
Oh I would first love to use the set to make our Oven baked chicken fajitas! They are one of our families favorites…but so hard to cut it all up! These would make it a snap!
This Corn Chowder is calling my name! And I am ready to start chopping!! YUM!!!!
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I would make chicken and dumplings!
Sarah Cool says
I would make chicken and potato curry because its one of my favorite dishes and it requires a good amount of chopping so I could really test out the knives
Stir fry chicken
shelly peterson says
I would make my Hockey Soup recipe.
Sonya Morris says
I would make steamed carrots and onions.
Joan Kubes says
I would use this knife set on a daily basis for everything I make. I cook our diners at home almost every night.
I would make fajitas.
I’d make a cheesy squash casserole. Thanks for the giveaway!
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This seems like such an awesome knife set! Although, I would gift these to my Nana and would borrow them while at her house for the holidays! I would definitely make a fresh apple galette with cinnamon whipped cream.
Ellie Wright says
I would make green chili stew.
Sue Harrison says
I would use the knives to finely cut up potatoes and onions to make a potato dauphinoise to serve with a nice steak and salad again prepared by the knife set
I’d make my favorite — Fall Harvest Salad — roasted butternut squash, wild rice, pepitas, sweet apples, and hearty kale. Lots of chopping and dicing on this one!
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Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
Your onion experience as a kid is my experience with eggplant … it was decades before I would even taste it again. This soup looks delightful — and those knives! So cool.
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Em Mahr says
I’d make beef fajitas. I need a good sharp knife to thinly slice the meat.
Kim Avery says
I will be making eggplant parmesan!
I would make baked ham and potatoes.
Brenda Haines says
Beef tips and egg noodles would be first, I haven’t had beef tips in a long time! Thanks for the chance!
I would make pot roast
I would make gumbo.
Stephanie O'Day says
I would make some stuffed peppers!
Vanessa Madrigal says
I’d make meatloaf. Yum!
Heather Dawn says
I would make beef stew!
Honestly, so many fancy ideas so this is a bit boring but I would make carrot sticks and/or caramelized onion because there’s nothing like a carrot and onion to test out a new knife with
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Tracie Cooper says
I would love to make beef vegetable soup!
Cami Valenzuela says
I would make a beef stew
I’d start with a veggies stir fry!
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Susan Christy says
If I had this great knife, I’d be cutting up some veggies for stirfry
The first thing I would prepare with these knives is a salad.
Stacy D. says
I would make my famous fajitas!
Tina W says
I would make some kind of Asian dish, probably pad thai.
Lauren @ Create Bake Make says
What a gorgeous soup, I will definitely be making this. Thanks so much for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, have a great week!
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