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Bacon Corn Chowder

I'VE SERVED this chowder for so many years that I don't remember where I got the recipe. It's one of my husband's favorite meals. It serves the two of us generously. If there's some left over, I freeze it for another time. -Joan Baskin, Black Creek, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced uncooked potato
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a saucepan, cook bacon, celery and onion over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until bacon is cooked; drain. Add potato and water. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through (do not boil). Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 342 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 1083mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • taraclausen
    Apr 9, 2020

    This is a 4 1/2 recipe. I have made this for at least five years. This is a fantastic recipe for a beginner and an experienced home cook will of course tweak it to their own taste. It is only two servings. My husband loves it and the biggest part is lots of corn and not much potato. He also does not care for a lot of celery. The amount was okay for us. I also like carrot in my soup. None of these changes, change the fact this is a good recipe. Thank you for sharing

  • 503Jen
    Sep 17, 2017

    I usually have really good luck with taste of home recipes but this was really disappointing. The only thing we could taste was celery. I even added chicken broth, extra bacon, extra garlic and frozen corn. We will not be trying this again. Wish I'd read the comments before making it.

  • queenzookie
    Nov 5, 2013

    Sorry, I didn't like this recipe that much. The remarks from the recipe contributor state that it's 2 servings with some leftover; Taste of Home says it's 4 servings. No way is this 4 servings. I thought it was too much bacon and too few potatoes. I thought it would be better with carrots and without the creamed corn. I thought it called for too much milk.

  • The_Randomist
    Mar 22, 2012

    I thought this was delicious, but I did make a few changes. I cooked the diced bacon on its own until crisp, then removed it from the pan and cooked the celery and onions in the rendered bacon grease. The potatoes I cooked in a cup of chicken stock in a separate pan while the onions and celery cooked down, then added the cooked potatoes to the main pot and continued as directed. I also added an extra cup of frozen sweet corn, for more corn flavor, and served with a sprinkling of the bacon. This way the bacon stays crisp and packs more of a flavor punch.

  • hotmassage69
    May 17, 2011

    I feel sorry for the husband who said it was the best meal he had had in a long time., Bless his heart, he needs to definitely get out more often because this receipe and all of the receipes for the creamy potatoes are so lame it is pitiful. I ahve been cooking since I was 100 and I could do better than that by the time I was 12. Feel sorry for those of you who think this is so wonderful.What would you do if you ever had something really good to eat??????

  • dereckbc
    Feb 11, 2011

    Pretty weak and bland for Bacon Corn Chowder. But it can be fixed with a few tweaks:Replace 1 cup of water with I cup of chicken stock.Replace garlic powder with 2 cloves of minced garlicAdd 1 cup of frozen sweet corn kernels.Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried time.Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juiceGarnish with fresh chopped chives.

  • blndgrltru
    Oct 2, 2009

    I have never ate corn chowder, but my husband loves it, so i tried this recipe. my husband raved about the flavor and said it was the best meal he had in a long time,thanks!

  • Aprilmb75
    Dec 14, 2007

    Saved and will definitely make this one! Sounds just like the kind of fare we need in northern Canada winter. Thank you.