Comforting fall food without the guesswork

Schedules full of homework, practices, performances, social activities and more make fall one of the busiest times of year, which often pushes meal planning to the back burner. This autumn, as you look to keep family meals on the menu, consider simple strategies that take the guesswork out of meal prep.

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Barbecue Corn and Potato Chowder

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 5

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large Dole Onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium Dole Russet Potato, peeled and diced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 package (14.4 ounces) Dole Chopped BBQ Ranch Salad Kit

2 ears corn, kernels cut from cob (about 2 cups)

4 cups water

1 cup milk

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

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shredded sharp cheddar cheese, for garnish

In large soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion, garlic and potato; saute 2 minutes. Add cumin and paprika; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salad greens from kit to pot and cook 2 minutes, or until lettuce is wilted.

Add corn and water to pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer gently 10 minutes. Add milk and dressing packet from kit; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes.

Ladle into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese and chips packet from kit.