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Corn Chowder I Recipe
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Corn Chowder I

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"Warm and soothing corn chowder with the salty bite of crisp bacon. This warms up well in the microwave and even tastes better a day old. I also freeze it in small batches. This makes a big pot of chowder but, it can easily be cut in half."

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Original recipe makes 10 plus servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until soft. Drain. Mash half of the potatoes and set aside.
  2. Fry the bacon until very crisp. Crumple the bacon and set aside.
  3. Fry the onion inn the bacon grease until translucent and soft.
  4. Dump the cooked onions into a large stockpot. Add the flour and heat until the mixture is bubbly and the flour is well dissolved. Add the milk and bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. You need to watch your pot pretty carefully while bringing to a boil and heating. The bottom tends to easily scorch. Once boiling add the salt, pepper, bacon, corn and all the potatoes. (If desired reserve some of the bacon for the garnish.)
  5. Heat soup until hot. Serve garnished with a dash of paprika, a sprinkling of cheddar cheese and some crumbled bacon.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 02, 2005

I enjoyed this recipe but needed to make a few changes. I made it twice; using the original recipe and then with some adjustments. The first and most important change is to under-cook the potatoes: and I mean only cook 50% through. Making the potato cubes smallish helps (if not over-cooked). Secondly adding a can of corn niblets makes for a better end product. Lastly; I'd go for 1 & 1/4lb of bacon. This makes quite a big pot of soup and 1lb bacon dosen't quite make it, but adding some fatback or slab bacon wo0uld also help.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 21, 2011

I'm only rating it a three because it wasn't my cup of tea. Unfortunately. Sorry I couldn't give it a better review.... :o(


136 Ratings

Oct 13, 2006

Rich, flavorful, totally delicious! The only changes I made was that I halved the recipe (it still made a HUGE potful of chowder) and I took other reviewers' suggestions of adding a can of regular corn and some chicken broth in lieu of half the milk that was called for. I also cut up my potatoes into small pieces and sauteed them with the onions so that I didn't have to spend time boiling them. Great recipe!

Dec 23, 2005

I gave this recipe a four star rating because of it's room for variability. I did make a few changes. I did not use bacon, (my husband is not a huge fan) and substituted with chicken as reccomended by others. I used half & half, chicken broth, and milk to make up the 8 cups of liquid. I did find that it was somewhat bland for my taste, therefore I also added shredded carrots, extra frozen corn, garlic, green pepper, cayenne pepper, rosemary and thyme. It's a great base recipe for chowder and makes alot. My husband loved it and I was able to freeze some. Thank you for sharing

Oct 05, 2009

First of all, when you look at the ratings of a recipe, make sure that the person followed the recipe given and didn't add or take away from it. Adding ingredients such as extra veggies can actually thin out the spices and add more water which is going to make it more bland. I followed the recipe exactly and my husband and I absolutely LOVED it. It was delicous!!!

Nov 01, 2003

Delicious! The only changes I made were that I cut way down on the amount of onion (my kids' preference) and I substituted 1 can of creamed corn for regular canned corn. I think adding frozen or leftover corn cut off the cob would be even better next time! Also, I chopped the bacon while it was still uncooked. It's very easy to slice across all the pieces at once, and then you don't have to crumble after it's cooked.

Mar 13, 2003

I thought this corn chowder was excellent. I added salt but this is just the way I like my food - also, I added masa flour to thicken it just a bit as it was a little runny. I would make this again in a second. Fortunately, I won't have to soon since I have some in the freezer and fridge!! Leftovers - yumm!

Aug 28, 2008

This recipe was good as is and great with changes. I added garlic, cayenne, onion powder, garlic salt, chicken broth and regular canned corn. At the last minute I had guests so I had to double it. I didn't have more potatoes so I used flakes instead of mashing half.


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  • Calories
  • 492 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 951 mg
  • 38%

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

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