Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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, potatoes and reserved potato water to saucepan; heat through. Stir in bacon and onion.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 271 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.
Jan 23, 2020
This was quick and delicious! Perfect for a cold weeknight meal. The whole family loved it. It's a keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Jan 6, 2020
Delicious and easy, I made this tonight after work. It didn’t take long at all and what a comforting meal on this cold Winter evening!
Nov 14, 2019
Great Soup and Easy I followed some of the suggestions of other reviews and added chicken bouillon along with half and half cream. So nice and homey!
Oct 21, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
With my corn chowder I always mash my potatoes before adding other ingredients. I find this makes a real chowder. Delicious
Mar 30, 2019
Good soup, but lacked depth of flavor. We added more salt and pepper and it was still bland.
Mar 20, 2019
I grew up on Potato-corn chowder and have been making it ever since. I cook the potatoes and onions in chicken broth until tender. Add half and half, one can of creamed corn, 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 lb. diced crisped bacon. Sprinkle with pepper before serving. Occasionally, I have cooked diced celery and diced carrots with the potatoes and onions (depends upon how ambitious I am). I have been eating this chowder for 80 years and it is a favorite at my house.
Mar 3, 2019
I liked this recipe. I saved a cup of water that I boiled the potatoes in and added chicken granules. i added some shredded cheese to the soup. I would make it again!
Feb 24, 2019
This was great, we really liked it. I did do a few things differently, though. I added the onions in with the bacon right away, and I used up some left over shredded has brown potatoes that I had in the freezer, instead. Worked out well. I also added some garlic powder and Italian seasoning, which I do with most recipes. As another poster suggested, I also added a chicken broth cube, and also put some shredded carrots through the food processor to make them smaller. Really great tasting!
Feb 14, 2019
This was good and to make it even easier, you can use frozen potatoes o'brien for the regular potatoes and onion. ( I like the peppers in it too.) You can do a lot with this to make it to your own tastes. Thanks for the recipe.