Cheesy Corn Chowder


This is a velvety and delicious cheesy corn chowder with potatoes and bacon. Two kinds of cheese are stirred in at the last minute, giving this soup an unforgettable flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 5 slices bacon, diced

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 5 cups chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (11 ounce) can cream-style corn

  • 1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Cook and stir bacon in a large pot over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain off grease, leaving about 1 tablespoon in the pot. Break bacon into pieces in the pot.

  2. Place onion in the pot and cook until transparent, about 5 minutes. Mix in potatoes and cook until they begin to turn translucent, about 10 minutes more. Stir in chicken broth and season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer over low heat until potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.

  3. Pour in cream-style corn and whole kernel corn and cook for 10 more minutes.

  4. Stir in cream, Monterey Jack cheese, and Cheddar cheese over low heat until the soup is hot and the cheeses have melted. Do not boil. Remove from the heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
17g Fat
38g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 781mg 17%

* 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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