Are you craving a hearty bowl of chunky creaminess? Then do try this delicious homemade bacon and cabbage chowder recipe! You will wish that you made more of this stuff, it is so good!
Are you a fan of chowder soups?
If you like chowders, then do try my homemade bacon and cabbage chowder!
This type of rich and thick soups is all you need when the weather outside is being a total ass. Nothing fancy, plain and simple ingredients. I am pretty sure that you have most of them in your fridge and pantry even at this very moment!
My mom used to prepare braised cabbage quite often when I was a child.
She would add white sauce to it in the end to make us eat it without a struggle. And that is how this cabbage chowder tastes like as well.
It reminds me of that braised cabbage and white sauce she used to make!
True, the hubs isn’t a huge fan of chowders.
However we were in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago and for dinner we decided to go to the Chart House restaurant at the Fisherman’s Wharf Pier.
I had seen clam chowders in sourdough bread bowls everywhere for a week on end. And I decided to try it. The hubs ordered fish and chips for him. Clam chowder for me.
Here is the deal when we eat out: we eat half of our meal and then swap plates. Long story short, I loved the clam chowder. And since the hubs isn’t a fan, I thought I would have the entire bread bowl for myself.
That was until he tasted it.
Creamy Bacon & Cabbage Chowder
And he loved it!
No worries, I didn’t mind finishing his fish and chips though.
I love the flavor of the bacon in this soup.
I even topped my bowl of chowder with a slice of crispy grilled bacon because it just looks great and also adds some extra crunch to the soup as well.
Do you love chowders?
Easy Creamy Bacon & Cabbage Chowder Recipe
Craving a creamy soup? Then try this delicious homemade bacon and cabbage chowder recipe!
- 6 thin slices salted bacon
- 9 oz savoy cabbage (250 g)
- 1 savoy fresh carrot
- 1 small potato
- 2 tsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp strong mustard
- 1 cup cream (240 ml)
- 2 tsp brown sauce thickener
- 1 cup chicken stock (240 ml)
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- Slice the cabbage into thick strips and add it to a large sieve. Rinse it under cold running tap water and let it drain well.
Then add the unsalted butter and the sprig of rosemary to a high pan. Place it over medium-high heat and as soon as the butter has melted, add the diced bacon. Season with a pinch of pepper.
- Stir well and cook the bacon for 2 minutes. Then add the sliced savoy cabbage.
- Stir again and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Peel the potato and carrot and dice both finely. Add them to the cabbage in the pan.
- Stir, put a lid on the pan and cook the vegetables for 7 more minutes. In the meantime pour the cream and sauce thickener in a high cup and stir well.
- Then add the stock and the cream to the cabbage.
- Stir well and bring the soup to a gentle boil for 5 minutes under a lid. It should start to thicken after that. Add extra thickener if you like. Then add the mustard to the pan.
- Stir and check the seasoning of the chowder. Add extra pepper, salt or mustard to taste if necessary. Take the pan off the heat and scoop the chowder into bowls. Serve hot.