Corn Chowder

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  • Corn Chowder – A comforting and delicious corn chowder recipe packed with corn, potatoes and bacon. Full of flavor and simple to make. This corn chowder soup is perfect for fall or winter!

    During the fall, I can’t get enough of easy soup recipes! This corn chowder is at the top of my list, as well as taco soup, easy lasagna soup and hearty vegetable soup.

    corn chowder

    Corn chowder soup

    We love this delicious corn chowder on a chilly fall day. It’s starting to feel like fall in Oregon and I cannot wait! I woke up this morning to go on a walk and had to put on a jacket. I love this time of year and making lots of soup recipes for dinner.


    This corn chowder is very filling and a recipe that the whole family will enjoy. If you’d like to add in more veggies, you can also add in some shredded carrots, bell peppers and chopped celery. I like to top my bowl of soup with extra bacon pieces, shredded cheese and green onions. Absolutely delicious and so comforting!

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    Favorite toppings for corn chowder

    Shredded cheese: I like to top my corn chowder with cheddar cheese, however you can use shredded cheese of preference. If you like a little kick, pepper jack would be delicious too.

    Green onions: These green onions help to give the soup recipe an extra boost of fresh flavor.

    Bacon pieces: The bacon in this corn chowder soup makes it taste absolutely incredible. I top mine with a few extra bacon pieces for added flavor and crunch.

    Salt and pepper: Right before eating, I top my bowl of corn chowder with a dash of salt and pepper to taste.

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    Quick tips for corn chowder recipe

    • I love using a mix of both plain corn and creamed corn as it gives the perfect texture, but you could definitely use one or the other if you prefer. If you have fresh corn on hand, you could always use that as well as frozen.
    • To make this recipe for corn chowder a bit creamier, try blending some of it. Start with blending about 1/4 cup, then add blended portion back in. Continue to blend in 1/4 increments until desired texture is reached.
    • I like to add shredded cheese on top of my soup, however you can mix it into the whole pot of soup to make it a cheesy corn chowder.
    • To add more veggies, try including shredded carrots, bell peppers or celery.
    • Corn chowder recipe will last about 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
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    5 from 7 votes

    Corn Chowder Recipe

    Corn Chowder - A comforting and delicious corn chowder recipe packed with corn, potatoes and bacon. Full of flavor and simple to make. This corn chowder soup is perfect for fall or winter! 

    Course Soup
    Cuisine American
    Keyword corn chowder
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 444 kcal
    Author Jamielyn


    • 6 strips bacon
    • 1 Tablespoon butter
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 2 Tablespoons flour
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • 6 small red potatoes (chopped and peeled if desired)
    • 15 ounces canned corn (1 can, drained)
    • 15 ounces creamed corn (1 can)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 cups whole milk (warmed)
    • ground black pepper (to taste)

    Optional toppings: Shredded cheese and sliced green onions


    1. Cook the bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once cooked, remove and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Leave about 1/2 Tablespoon of grease in the pan.

    2. Add the butter to the pan with the onions. Cook for 3 minutes then stir in the flour. Slowly stir in the chicken broth.

    3. Add in the red potatoes, corn, creamed corn, salt and nutmeg. Bring to a light bowl and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender. 

    4. Add the milk into the soup and simmer until it has begin to thicken. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

    5. Serve with cheese and green onions if desired. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Corn Chowder Recipe
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 444 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 15g 23%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Cholesterol 27mg 9%
    Sodium 1306mg 54%
    Potassium 1451mg 41%
    Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    Sugars 12g
    Protein 13g 26%
    Vitamin A 8.9%
    Vitamin C 38.7%
    Calcium 12.5%
    Iron 13.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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