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Corn Chowder

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4-6 servings

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.


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • ShannonMLeger
    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
    Jun 24, 2012

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

  • CivilGirl
    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • ladydrgn1972
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Nov 27, 2009

    I think this chowder sucked

  • wildflowerhill
    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!!!