- 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1-1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 5 medium), peeled and cubed
- 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1-1/2 teaspoons in pan. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat until tender.
- Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup potato water.
- Add corn, milk, salt, pepper and reserved potato water to saucepan; heat through. Stir in bacon and onion. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder
"I'm surprised at the mixed reviews for this chowder. I found it in the recent 100 Family Meals Cookbook and it was one of the first I made from the book. Everyone in my family enjoyed it, including the leftovers. I always have all of these items in my fridge and pantry, and it's super kid friendly. This is delicious with a nice crusty piece of fresh baked bread"
"As written it is very bland and does not make a whole "pot" of soup. I did not care for the taste of the evaporated milk so added some regular milk and some sour cream, dry mustard and onion powder to spice it up. After that it was much improved. Was really looking forward to it but it fell short."
"Lots of corn flavour. I used left over sausage instead of bacon. quick and easy. Janet. VFE"
"The first bite was a surprise. It was a little sweet. I did enjoy it though once I got past the sweetness of the potatoes/cream combination."
"This recipe is just ok. It was very bland until I doctored it up with garlic powder and a seasoning blend. Serves as a great base to build upon but not so much as a ready to serve recipe."
"I don't know if it was the creamed corn or the evaporated milk (neither of which I think belong in a soup), but I didn't like this at all. Sorry, won't make again."
"Delicious recipe! And so easy!!"
"This recipe was wonderful! I added an extra can of regular corn and a little more bacon.....delicious!"
"This recipe is going to be one of my go to soups for the fall/winter. But I have to say I made one change just because I am not a canned milk fan, I made a white sauce instead with 2 tbsp. butter, 2 tbsp. flour and 1 cup milk stir to thicken then add to soup. My husband and son just loved it. Thx Katie! ( Just a suggestion try adding Velveeta cheese, more corn, frozen, and some sliced carrots for a change)"