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Tomato Corn Chowder

Five common ingredients are all you'll need to prepare Sue McMichael's hearty full-flavored chowder. "This is a terrific soup, particularly as the cooler season sets in," writes the Redding, California cook. And at 55¢ a bowl, it's economical as well.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced


  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels. drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Add the corn, tomatoes and potatoes. Cook over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 181 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    Oct 30, 2015

    Very tasty and easy. The first time I made this I used diced tomatoes with green chilies and added chopped fresh cilantro. I served it sprinkled with cheddar cheese on top. The second time I used diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano. I added a bit of fresh basil and served with freshly shaved parmesan cheese. It's a great recipe you can change up with just a few tweaks.

  • mangopapaya
    Sep 17, 2012

    I don't eat pork so I sauteed the onions in olive oil. I also used frozen corn, fresh tomatoes, and added salt, pepper, and a little chopped cilantro. I also added a can of chicken broth since I didn't have any liquid from the canned corn and tomatoes.This was healthy, tasty, and easy to make. I also like that this was adaptable.

  • dixlips
    Sep 18, 2011

    Yum! I used fresh diced tomatoes & our homemade sweetcorn. I added a little bit of fresh basil to it. Delicious! Great recipe!!!

  • Anne519
    Sep 17, 2011

    Made this recipe as written -- my family gave it rave reviews. We will enjoy this often in the future!

  • bradleymg
    Jan 26, 2011

    I tweaked it a bit. Went with 1 can diced no salt, 1 can diced with chili spice, I can drained corn. Chopped up 2 cups of celery, and chopped up about 10 baby red potatoes. Added 1 cup milk and 3/4 cup water. Also added some shredded cheese, and tablespoon of sour cream at the end to the bowl and mixed in. Also can take old bread butter on one side and put on a tray in the over at 400 degrees for about ten minutes and let brown through on top. Cut them up and they are like crutons on the top of the soup!