Cheesy Corn Chowder Recipe
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Cheesy Corn Chowder Recipe

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I've had this chowder recipe for 30 years, and the whole family really enjoys its cheesy corn taste. It makes a big pot—enough for seconds! —Lola Comer, Marysville, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups sliced fresh carrots
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 cans (11 ounces each) gold and white corn, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups 2% milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 282 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until onion is tender. Add the water, potatoes, carrots and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir in corn and pepper. In a large bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; add to soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheeses; cook and stir until melted. Yield: 15 servings (3-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Cheesy Corn Chowder in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p37

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Conniemf User ID: 2708494 243288
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"I agree this is a very rich and delicious soup. Not too good for my cholesterol, however. I added celery, granulated garlic, some creamed corn."

omalnsun User ID: 7477862 243173
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"Everybody loved this soup. I used Mexican blend instead of cheddar because that is what I already had in the fridge. I will definitely make this soup again."

ejt325 User ID: 4790999 241510
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"Loved this! Will for sure make it again."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 227636
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"Excellent chowder, and it made a huge pot. I served this with BLT sandwiches."

gucci65 User ID: 7131119 222067
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Wonderful. !! I have made this several times !!!!!!"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 220297
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"Delicious! I didn't have the exact listed ingredients, but I think my substitutes addressed some of the reviews that suggested it needed a bit more "zip." I used some homemade seasoned chicken broth I had frozen instead of the water and bouillon and I used shredded pepper jack cheese along with some shredded cheddar and instead of regular Velveeta, I used the new Queso kind. My husband loved it and I did, too, perfect meal along with a veggie tray and hot rolls for a cold winter night! And, as promised it made a nice big pot and we are both looking forward to leftovers!"

CyndiZWR User ID: 6999811 219149
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"This soup was delicious! I would definitely make it again. Even my picky husband said he liked it! Can't wait to eat the left-overs!"

daisydog215 User ID: 5402504 218674
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"This is phenomenal! Very rich depth of flavor. Easy to put together. Hard to believe the calorie count given the amount of cheese, but worth it. We all went back for seconds. I did add a bit of celery just because I had it around. Would try with added chicken, but is hearty enough without it."

SraCA User ID: 8075940 218527
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"This is good but I feel it needs some zip to it. I made it as is, but if I were to make it again, I would add celery and perhaps some shredded chicken and chopped jalepenos. Good but needs a bit more."

Janadele User ID: 7087902 218496
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"Good recipe for a cold winter day"

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