Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder Recipe

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Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder Recipe
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Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder Recipe

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I was raised on a farm, so a warm soup with homey ingredients, like this one, was always a treat after a chilly day outside. My hearty chowder nourishes the family. —Katie Lillo, Big Lake, Minnesota
Featured In: Our Best Bacon Recipes
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
Originally published as Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder in Taste of Home December 2015, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 271 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add corn, milk, salt, pepper and reserved potato water to saucepan; heat through. Stir in bacon and onion. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder in Taste of Home December 2015, p25

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daneitch User ID: 7976824 278324
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2017

"It was delicious."

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 277185
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2017

"This soup was delicious! After reading the reviews, I did add a couple tsp's of chicken base to the water when I boiled the potatoes. My husband and I had it with homemade breadsticks and our sons had grilled cheese sandwiches."

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cookiemouse User ID: 3900007 277512
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2017

"As noted, this is a good base from which to build your own soup. Many posters, like me; changed the original recipe up quite a bit which makes me wonder why it was chosen by TOH to highlight and send in an email."

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Cruella747 User ID: 4684922 277508
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2017

"I've been making a similar soup for 30 years. I use 2 cans creamed corn, 2 cans whole kernel corn, carrots, and use regular milk instead of evaporated. I'll add heavy cream or half & half if I happen to have any on hand. This is a great base recipe for corn chowder! Only 4 stars because it really does need carrots and more corn"

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fhquilting User ID: 2569371 277480
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2017

"wonderful with a few changes: I cooked my diced red skin unpeeled potatoes in chicken broth which I did not drain. Added the onions, bacon, corn and half and half instead of canned milk. Also, added a shot of Worcestershire sauce which I have been adding for 57 years! Wonderful!"

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 260470
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

"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"

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Haptowns User ID: 266057 259615
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2017

"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."

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 255070
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2016

"Lots of corn flavour. I used left over sausage instead of bacon. quick and easy. Janet. VFE"

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 247867
Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"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."

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 246375
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016 Edited Feb. 19, 2017

"This is a good soup. I recently made it following the recipe exactly as written and it turned out great. I previously made it and added 32 ounces of chicken broth instead of the potato water to stretch it farther. I did have to thicken it up since it seemed too thin for a chowder."

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