Everything Chowder (GF, DF, Egg, Soy, Peanut/Tree nut, Top 8 Free)
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Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
This soup is doubly delicious given that this soup has bacon AND ham. Don't worry though, I put cauliflower in it, so that cancels out the bacon. Although, I'm not sure it cancels out softening the onions in the bacon grease. YOLO.
Ingredients
  • One 1" thick slice of ham, diced
  • 1 package of bacon, cooked and drained, bacon grease reserved
  • ¼ cup bacon grease
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels (omit if Whole30)
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • 1 head of cauliflower, diced finely
  • 3½ cups plain rice milk, or more, as needed**
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Green onions for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in the oven at 425 until crispy (about ten minutes.) Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  2. Take ¼ cup of the bacon grease and put it in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in corn and thyme, parsley and salt until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Gradually whisk in milk and stir in potatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 12-15 minutes.*
  5. Stir in ham, and adjust salt and pepper, to taste. If the chowder is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with bacon and green onions, if desired.
Notes
*To make this Whole30 approved, use plain soy milk, or coconut milk instead of rice milk.
Also, I usually use 6-8 pieces of bacon in the soup, but I mentioned using an entire package to get enough grease. Plus, a cook needs sustenance! You can snack on a piece or two while you're cooking. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the potatoes.
Recipe by Allergy Awesomeness at https://allergyawesomeness.com/everything-chowder-gf-df-egg-soy-peanuttree-nut-top-8-free/