A quick and delicious comfort food made with canned corn, potatoes and bacon.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until the fat has rendered, and the bacon is crispy, about 8 minutes. Remove the bacon, leaving the grease in the pan. Stir the carrot, celery, and bay leaf into the bacon grease; cook for 5 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the milk, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once simmering, cook for 5 minutes, whisking frequently. Add the bacon, cooked vegetables, potatoes, and corn. Return to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes more. Use additional milk as needed to to achieve desired consistency. Garnish with paprika to serve.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 11.3g 23% DV; carbohydrates 35.6g 12% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 27.6mg 9% DV; sodium 475.3mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
I think this is a really good base recipe. First, I doubled the recipe and instead of celery, I used carrot and onion. And because I really wanted some great flavor (we don't like anything bland around here), I substituted one cup of chicken bouillion for one of the cups of milk. I didn't have any canned corn, but I thawed some frozen corn which was perfect. Then I just salt and peppered to taste. I'll make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2011
Not bad at all very hearty but even with s&p it's missing a little something flavor-wise. The next day it's a little more flavorful (i.e. you can taste the bacon more) but even then needs something extra. The only changes I made were to add an onion and an extra carrot instead of the celery and use cornstarch instead of flour. Note: it is a potato chowder not a corn chowder with potatoes in it. Read More
(19)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
I think this is a really good base recipe. First, I doubled the recipe and instead of celery, I used carrot and onion. And because I really wanted some great flavor (we don't like anything bland around here), I substituted one cup of chicken bouillion for one of the cups of milk. I didn't have any canned corn, but I thawed some frozen corn which was perfect. Then I just salt and peppered to taste. I'll make this again. Read More
(87)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2008
I agree it is a good basic recipe quick and easy for a week night meal. I substituted 2 cups broth for 2 of the cups of the milk. I had fresh corn so I used it. Used a little less celery and a little more carrot just personal preference. A little pepper and it was very tasty. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2008
Quite good. I didn't have celery or carrots so I used some ground celery seed (about 1/2-1 tsp). I used half broth and half milk bc I didn't have enough milk even for a half batch of the soup. Turned out very well. I served in rye bread bowls which was good. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
This chowder was amazing. I substituted 2 cups of chicken broth for 2 cups of milk I also added onion and used celery seed (since I didn't have any celery on hand) garlic-salt and pepper. My family loved it licked the bowls clean. MMMM MMM GOOD. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
I loved this. Also added a can or cream corn. I did what others suggested and went with half milk half broth. Also added a little spice (parsley and thyme) and Johnny's seasoning. Yum! Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2011
Not bad at all very hearty but even with s&p it's missing a little something flavor-wise. The next day it's a little more flavorful (i.e. you can taste the bacon more) but even then needs something extra. The only changes I made were to add an onion and an extra carrot instead of the celery and use cornstarch instead of flour. Note: it is a potato chowder not a corn chowder with potatoes in it. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2009
I found that this barely served 6 adults as a main course and that was adding 3 extra cups (2 cups of chicken broth) of liquid 1 onion and 2 potatoes. But the family raved about it. It was delicous and we all licked the bowls and the pot clean. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
Wonderful much like I make it but I don't add the extra veggies. The canned corn potatoes and bacon plus the flour butter and of course milk. A little seasoning of salt and pepper sometimes a pat of butter and all set! So simple so comforting so delicious!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2010
Delicious! I felt kind of dumb because I read the reviews that said "I didn't have any celery " and I thought "Who doesn't have celery?" Then I went to my fridge and I didn't have celery. Anyway I used green bell pepper and it was good although I'm sure the taste was different. I also replaced half the milk with chicken broth. This definitely wouldn't feed 8. It fed my husband one-year old 3 year old and me with no leftovers. It was delicious though! Read More
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