Fast and fit clam chowder micro

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine
1 cup Leeks or onions; chopped
1 cup Red and/or green bell pepper diced
2 eaches Cans chopped clams in clam juice (6-1/2 oz each)
2 pounds Potatoes; in 1/2\"cubes (6 medium)
14½ ounce Can chicken broth reduced sodium
2 teaspoons Dried thyme
1 cup Low fat milk
10 ounces Pkg whole kernel corn thawed and drained
⅛ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
\N \N Salt & pepper to taste

Place butter in 2-½ to 3 quart microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Add leeks or onions and bell peppers; microwave on HIGH 3 minutes. Drain juice from clams into microwaved vegetables, reserving clams. Stir in potatoes, broth and thyme. Cover with plastic wrap, venting one corner. Microwave on HIGH 20 minutes.

With slotted spoon remove 4 cups cooked potatoes; set aside. Pour rest of contents of bowl into container of electric blender; add milk and blend until smooth. Return mixture to bowl. Stir in reserved clams and potatoes, the corn and cayenne pepper; season with salt and pepper.

Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes until heated through. If desired, pass bowls of shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped parsley and/or crumbled cooked bacon to stir into soup. Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving: (without optional toppings) Calories: 370 Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 75 mg Sodium: 420 mg Carbohydrate: 65 g Fiber: 5 g Protein: 19 g Suggested Menu: Sesame breadsticks Butter lettuce, mushroom and sprout salad Frozen yogurt

NOTE: Microwave cooking times are based on a 700 watt microwave.

Adjust cooking times to your own oven.

Source: National Potato Promotion Board Typos by Dorothy Flatman 1995 Submitted By DOROTHY FLATMAN On 07-18-95

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