Corn Chowder Recipe
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Corn Chowder Recipe

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My grandmother and mother made this dish to warm their families during the cold winter months. Nothing chased away a chill like this chowder! Now when it's cold and damp outside, I make this dish and think of these days. Everyone in my household enjoys the delicious warmth of a steaming bowl of Corn Chowder.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 6 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 357 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 760mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until onion is soft. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Corn Chowder in Reminisce Extra February 1993, p51

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ShannonMLeger User ID: 4216848 239766
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"Delicious chowder. I altered the recipe by adding a stick of celery, chopped, and a cup of grated cheddar cheese. I omitted the thyme. I would make it again!"

kshea User ID: 2698812 13173
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"Couldn't click on stars, not there. I would rate it "good". My family thought so."

CivilGirl User ID: 6061524 17776
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"Not impressed-I added the creamed corn as one reader suggested, but I still found this rather tasteless"

ladydrgn1972 User ID: 6356304 38484
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"I really liked it! It was very quick and simple. And I added celery and it was very good if you like a little crunch to your soup.."

ladydrgn1972 User ID: 6356304 17594
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"It was a little soupy. But overall it was a good soup and very filling and tastefull. I would make it again:)"

kecutie2 User ID: 6336191 45412
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I would make this recipe again because it was simple and quick to make; however, it did come out pretty soupy. To thicken it up, I added about a 1/2 cup of flour to the milk. I also think it lacked a little flavor so I spiced it just a bit with some cayenne pepper and cheese. After those minor adjustments, it turned out pretty yummy.."

terach User ID: 6342962 14556
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"Very good. I added a can of cream corn as well. I think that without 2 cans of corn it would have been too soupy."

lovecats User ID: 117118 15948
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"I think this chowder sucked"

wildflowerhill User ID: 4553750 45410
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"Very good recipe but wanted it a bit thicker so added in 2 oz cream cheese and 4 tabls. butter and that did the trick! Also needed to add more salt and pepper too. But if you want a low fat chowder leave out the cream cheese and butter!!!"

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