Grandma's Corn Chowder


I got this corn chowder soup recipe from my husband's grandmother. She used to make it for him when he was a child, and when we got married, she passed the recipe on to me.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ½ cup diced bacon

  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 cups cream-style corn

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups half-and-half


  1. Cook bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain, leaving bacon and 2 tablespoons grease in the pot.

  2. Add potatoes and onion to the pot; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add corn, water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Warm half-and-half in a small saucepan until it bubbles; remove from the heat just before it boils. Mix into chowder and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
9g Fat
40g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 972mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 699mg 15%

* 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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