Autumn Chowder Recipe
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Autumn Chowder Recipe

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When the weather gets chilly, we enjoy comfort foods like this hearty chowder. It's easy to prepare, and the aroma of it as it simmers makes my mouth water. —Sheena Hoffman, North Vancouver, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium red potato, cubed
  • 1 small carrot, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 473 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 810mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Add the potato, carrot, water and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are almost tender.
  2. Stir in the milk, corn and pepper. Cook 5 minutes longer. Combine the flour and cold water until smooth; gradually whisk into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Autumn Chowder in Country Woman November/December 2002 , p37

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laci white User ID: 5277724 256830
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

"This is my families favorite soup. When my boys come home from college in the winter they want me to make this. I always make extra because leftovers the next day are even better. One tip: Do not OVER cook the bacon or your whole soup will have a burned flavor."

Wieners User ID: 1845812 255995
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016

"Very good. Served the chowder with garlic bread. I'm glad I doubled the recipe so I have leftovers for tomorrow's lunch."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 235985
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"Hearty and tasty. Everything a chowder should be. I did add more salt and freshly ground black pepper to suit our tastes. I also added some chopped celery as I had some I wanted to use. I served it with a loaf of crusty rosemary bread and it was delicious."

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 235446
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"It took some math to triple this recipe to accommodate my family, but it was totally worth it! I added a little salt at the table, will try adding 1/2 tsp in while cooking next time, and served it with sour cream on top. LOVE it!"

jerseysue55 User ID: 5667156 233920
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"for those who don't want 2 portion servings go to recipies for cooking for a crowd since you eat a lot. This is a great recipe"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 220218
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"This chowder was so delicious. It was a chilly, rainy day and it really hit the spot. Even the two year old went back for seconds!"

tyenella User ID: 4370619 36746
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"This is delicious and definitely a hearty soup which is welcome at this time of year.

And for those of you who take issue with the serving for 2, it is very easy to just double or triple the recipe to make as much as you desire! It's often very difficult to find a recipe that works for just 2 since you can't always use 1/2 a can of soup or something similar."

FlGrdma User ID: 7776926 54140
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"I agree with jillknit. I'm always looking for recipes for which we don't have days of left overs."

jillknit User ID: 902626 41158
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Sorry to see brianj58 comment. There are many of us out here that have raised our families and no longer need to make large quantites. This recipe works perfectly for my husband and me. Thanks for taking the time to adapt some recipes into smaller portions."

brianj58 User ID: 7870838 205253
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Sorry - I "HATE" 2 serving's a waste of time. I want to eat! I would have to make 6 times as much to feed me and have left overs!!! :)"

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