Corn Chowder I


Warm and soothing corn chowder with the salty bite of crisp bacon. This warms up well in the microwave and even tastes better a day old. I also freeze it in small batches. This makes a big pot of chowder but, it can easily be cut in half.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
10 plus servings


  • 2 pounds potatoes - peeled and cubed

  • 1 pound bacon

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 8 cups milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 (14.75 ounce) cans creamed corn

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 dash paprika


  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until soft. Drain. Mash half of the potatoes and set aside.

  2. Fry the bacon until very crisp. Crumple the bacon and set aside.

  3. Fry the onion inn the bacon grease until translucent and soft.

  4. Dump the cooked onions into a large stockpot. Add the flour and heat until the mixture is bubbly and the flour is well dissolved. Add the milk and bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. You need to watch your pot pretty carefully while bringing to a boil and heating. The bottom tends to easily scorch. Once boiling add the salt, pepper, bacon, corn and all the potatoes. (If desired reserve some of the bacon for the garnish.)

  5. Heat soup until hot. Serve garnished with a dash of paprika, a sprinkling of cheddar cheese and some crumbled bacon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
26g Fat
51g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 951mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 270mg 21%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 959mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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