CORN CHOWDER

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Ingredients

¼  cup diced celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
¼ cup chopped green or red bell pepper
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 cup diced unpeeled potatoes
1  cup fat-free chicken stock
½ teaspoon salt, (optional)
¼ teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2  tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups skim milk, divided

Instructions

In saucepan over medium beat, combine celery, onion, bell pepper, corn, potatoes and chicken stock. Cover with Temp Tone control open; cook until tone sounds. Reduce heat to low, close control and simmer 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes and celery are tender. Stir in salt, paprika, pepper and parsley; mix well.

In jar with tightly fitting lid, combine flour and ½  cup milk. Shake to blend thoroughly; stir into chowder. Add remaining 1 ½ : cups milk; cook and stir over medium heat, until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 additional minutes. Serve in heated soup bowls or tureen.