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Crock of corn chowder with bacon and chives, on a blue background with a yellow printed napkin.
Corn Chowder
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

This easy corn chowder recipe is perfect for tonight's dinner! Loaded with tons of sweet corn, potato, & smokey bacon. A delicious one-pot meal!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder, corn chowder recipe, corn chowder soup, crockpot corn chowder
Servings: 6
Calories: 351 kcal
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 2 potatoes (large)
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • fresh chives (optional garnish)
  1. Place the bacon in a large, heavy bottomed pot and cook over medium heat until crisp.

  2. Transfer the cooked bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, and set aside.

  3. Roughly chop the onion and potatoes, and add them to the pot.

  4. Cook over medium heat until the onions are beginning to turn translucent, then transfer this mixture to the crock pot, if using.

  5. Add the milk, cream, and corn, turn the heat down to low, and allow the chowder to simmer until the potatoes are soft (about 20 minutes on the stove, or 4 hours in a crockpot.)

  6. If desired, use a hand blender to blend the soup to the consistency you prefer.

  7. Season with salt and pepper, then ladle into bowls and garnish with crumbled bacon and fresh chives.

Nutrition Facts
Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 1345mg58%
Potassium 771mg22%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 11.2mg14%
Calcium 268mg27%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.