Corn Chowder - Fast and Great Recipe -
Corn Chowder - Fast and Great Recipe
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Corn Chowder - Fast and Great

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"This is a velvety and delicious corn chowder with potatoes and bacon. Two kinds of cheese are stirred in at the last minute, giving this soup an unforgettable flavor."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook and stir the bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain off grease, leaving about 1 tablespoon in the pot. Break the bacon into pieces in the pot.
  2. Place the onion in the pot, and cook until transparent, about 5 minutes. Mix in the potatoes, and cook until they begin to turn translucent, about 10 minutes more. Stir in the chicken broth, and season with oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover, and simmer over low heat until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes. Pour in the cream-style corn and whole kernel corn, and cook for 10 more minutes.
  3. Stir in the cream, Monterey Jack cheese, and Cheddar cheese over low heat until the soup is hot and the cheeses have melted. Do not boil. Remove from the heat, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 05, 2006

I make a recipe very similar to this, but different enough to ask readers to consider: use a bit more bacon grease to cook the onions; aggresively season the potatoes, and fry them until they are lightly browned; leave out the oregano, add a pinch of nutmeg, use a good amount of white pepper or cayenne pepper to give it some snap, add 3/4 cup of sour cream out the end, and heat through. Leave out the cheeses! Diced carrots can be added with the onion, and frozen peas can be added with the corn, for variety. Hope you enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 03, 2012

After I cooked the bacon to a crisp, I took it out of the skillet and all but 2-3 tablespoons of the drippings and sauteed the onion and a little fresh minced garlic in the drippings until the onion turned translucent. I added the bacon, sauteed onion/garlic, potatoes, chicken broth, spices, and the corn to my crockpot and cooked them on LOW for most of the day. Once I got home, I turned the heat down on my crockpot and lightly smushed the potatoes with my old fashioned potato masher, then added the cream and the cheeses. The soup was okay but it didn't have nearly enough bacon, cheese or spices. After tasting it, I did throw in more monterey jack/cheddar cheese and a few more spices. Not a bad soup that worked out well for me in the crockpot. I don't know that I would make this soup again.


32 Ratings

Nov 06, 2006

I guess I should have read the reviews first and I would have added less stock and another can of creamed corn. For me, this was too thin to be called a chowder. I got a tip from a co-worker though, that will be good on the leftovers...add instant mashed potatoes until the desired consistency is achieved. I think that will help. Overall good flavor though. Will probably make again with the noted changes.

Nov 19, 2005

This was a yummy cream soup. It's not quite thick enough to be a chowder but still delicious. I used Swanson Seasoned Chicken Broth since that was what I had on hand and it added a lot of flavor. I forgot to buy an onion so that was omitted. Next time I will try to remember to thicken it up a bit with some flour. Definitely a perfect supper for chilly winter weather.

Sep 27, 2011

We enjoyed this soup. I cook the bacon and remove it - use it for the garnish as we like it crisp. You can add more potatoes and kind of mash them. I did add celery & carrots and used fresh thyme instead of the oregano. Thanks for an inspiring recipe.

Oct 16, 2005

I made a few changes and this recipe was wonderful! Based on previous reviews, I added about 5 cloves of garlic in with the onions, a little extra bacon, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika and only used 4 cups chicken stock. I also added 1/2 cup of 2% milk. It came out Delicous!

Jun 13, 2005

This recipe was GREAT!! I did, however, add about 1 tbsp. flour to the onions before adding the potatoes; this gave it a thicker consistency. I also used the larger can of whole kernel can as I did not have the 10 oz. can. My husband, who is very picky, raved about it. Make a double batch, as it goes quickly!!!

May 02, 2008

We added smoked sausage to this recipe. It makes a LOT! It was really good and we have made this numerous times on a cold day.


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 520 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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