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Bacon and potato chowder recipe

Bacon and potato chowder recipe

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This simple two-step recipe is the perfect winter warmer, combining bacon, potatoes and sweetcorn. Easy to scale up for a batch cook and can be frozen so you'll always have a comforting homemade lunch on hand. See method

  • Serves 3
  • 30 mins
  • 321 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 15g butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 lean back bacon rashers, chopped
  • 375g floury potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 chicken stock cube, made up to 175ml
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 150g frozen sweetcorn
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    2.1g 35%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 36.3g Protein 13.6g Fibre 4.1g


  1. Heat the butter in a medium pan and fry the onion and bacon for 5 minutes until the onion is soft. Add the potatoes and stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  2. Add the milk and sweetcorn, bring back to the boil for a minute or two, then stir in the parsley and pack into hot food flasks.

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