- 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
"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 is a good soup. I did thicken it up since it seemed too thin for a chowder. I also added 32 ounces of chicken broth instead of the potato water to stretch it farther."
"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)"
"So good and so easy!! The whole family loved this chowder!"
"I made this soup yesterday and I give it 5 stars. I did make some changes though because of my husbands food problems. Instead of the bacon I cut up left over chicken and instead of evaporated milk, I used soy milk. I cooked the onion with the potato when I boiled them.I made it early in the day and left it so the flavors would meld and by supper it was delicious. My husband says it is a keeper."