Grandma's Corn Chowder
My husband's grandmother used to make this chowder for him when he was a child. When we got married, she passed the recipe onto me. Enjoy!
My husband's grandmother used to make this chowder for him when he was a child. When we got married, she passed the recipe onto me. Enjoy!
This was a great starter recipe for me. I didn't use bacon. I substituted chicken stock for the water. I added chicken, green bell peppers, and substituted fresh corn for canned. I made a roux with butter and flour to thicken it. After adding the heavy cream and a pinch of nutmeg, I had a soup that got rave reviews.Read More
This chowder was a big hit at a church dinner! I modified the recipe by mixing everything together in a large crock pot and cooked overnight. I followed the directions of adding the half and half at the end. Great recipe.
Wow! This soup was so good. My husband is a big fan of corn chowder, as he orders it every time we go eat out. He said that this was the best he had ever had, and that this recipe was a keeper. I only made a few small adjustments. While cooking I left a bit more bacon grease in, and I also added chiken bouillon to the 2 cups of water. To top it off I sprinkled shredded chedder cheese on the top and let it melt a little before serving. I will not be looking for another corn chowder recipe, this is the best.
Awesome corn chowder! I made a couple changes, but it is so delicious! I substituted 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth for water and 2 cups evaporated milk for half-and half and added 2 tsp ground thyme....Fabulous! Thanks!
This was a great starter recipe for me. I didn't use bacon. I substituted chicken stock for the water. I added chicken, green bell peppers, and substituted fresh corn for canned. I made a roux with butter and flour to thicken it. After adding the heavy cream and a pinch of nutmeg, I had a soup that got rave reviews.
Oh, sooooo good! I made it exactly as the recipe says and it was awesome. Have tried various corn chowder recipes before (usually with chicken) and never cared for them, but the bacon was just right! Be sure not to skip the step of lightly browning the potatoes and onions with the bacon and drippings as I think this really develops the flavors. Will probably try it with milk instead of the half-and-half and may possibly try reducing the salt, but otherwise, this is a wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing!
This one is a keeper! I followed the original recipe except added chicken broth instead of water. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Tasted even better for left-overs, the bacon flavor was even more developed. Will definitely make again.
I thought this recipe was very good. We used vegetable oil instead of bacon and it still turned out great, so if anyone wants a vegetarian freindly version i sugest using oil.The taste was very good and the potatos added great texture.
This is an excellent "starter" recipe and very similar to my own. I brown an entire lb of bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces and drained. I use one can of cream corn and then 1 1/2 cups frozen extra sweet corn. I also brown in with the bacon and onion 1 cup diced celery and add 1/2 tsp dehydrated, minced garlic. When the potatoes have cooked I add color by adding 1 tbsp chopped parsley and one small jar of diced pimentoes. Another trick is to grate about 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg on the bacon as it is browning. I put nutmeg in almost everything I cook as it is a "flavor enhancer." I also add about 1/2 stick of butter; what's chowder without butter? You end up with the a most colorful chowder that not only tastes great, but looks great too.
This was the first time making corn chowder and this recipe is the best! I took the suggestions of using chicken broth instead of water and mixed cream corn with fresh corn. Delicious!!!!
Yummy! My Grandma also made this. Instead of bacon, try frying a little old fashioned salt pork cubes to sprinkle on the top and thicken the soup with instant mashed potatoes.
Excellent- but if you want it thicker here's what I did. I didn't use bacon at all. I added 3 tablespoons butter to the onion and cooked until the onions were soft. Added 3 tablespoons flour and slowly whisked in 2 cups chicken broth until thickened. I used the cream style corn plus a can of sweet corn. I added the half and half at the end and it turned out delicious!
Great basic recipe. I omit the half and half, but puree one of the cans of creamed corn so it is smooth. This makes the texture silky without adding all the fat. I also use packaged REAL bacon bits (from Costso) to save time and mess--just add the potatoes and onion to them in a pan and crisp up a bit. There is far less bacon fat this way and we dont notice a diference in the taste. That said, however, I do add about a cup of leftover diced chickn at the end of cooking and also about an ounce of grated cheddar on top. This makes it seem like more of a "real" meal to us. I have also used some smoked ham to punch up the flavor and ALWAYS use chicken stock rather than water.
Quick and easy, and a big hit for today's lunch! I had potatoes leftover from the Honey Roasted Red Potatoes recipe from this site, so I used those and added them in with the corn. I omitted the salt from the recipe since the bacon is already salty and my potatoes were cooked in salted water. I added the half and half to the pot without warming it first. I lowered the heat and added it, when it started to simmer, I turned the stove off. The key is to not let it come to a boil since that may cause the half and half to separate and make the chowder watery. To keep a skin from forming on your chowder as it cools, pour it into a serving dish and place a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper directly on top of the chowder.
Attention Vegetarians! I made this without the bacon, and it was great. I used a purple onion and vegetable broth in place of the water for more flavor. I used 1 cup 1/2 and 1/2, and one cup So Delicious Coconut Milk.
This corn chowder is pretty great with a few very minor changes. Definitely substitute chicken stock for the water. I also used 2 cans of cream corn and 1 can regular corn otherwise I find it too sweet. I did find that I had to thicken it at the end because it was thinner than I like for chowder (good consistency for a basic cream soup however). At the end I put in a little bit of nutmeg as per a previous reviewer's suggestion and it was perfect with it. It wasn't really noticeable but it was enough to make you say "Mmmm what is that?". After cooking it, I left the bacon out until the end and sprinkled it on top in order to keep some of the crunchy texture. It tasted even better the second day. Overall, this was a fabulous recipe and I will be making it often! Thank you for the lovely recipe. It reminds me of when I was a child.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this chowder! Make it and people will RAVE and ask you for the recipe. It's tasty the way it is, but I did customize the recipe for my family. Instead of half and half, we use heavy whipping cream. We double the bacon and save half of it to use as a garnish later. We also add finely chopped parsley at the end to add color. If you want to thicken the chowder, make a roux of 2 TBS of butter and 2 TBS of flour. Mix and simmer in a small pot for a few minutes......then add a ladle of liquid from the broth to the roux.....it will expand and thicken. Do this two more times, then transfer the roux to the pot of chowder and gently mix well. Do this before you add the parsley. It's perfectly yummy!
Made this with minimal modifications. I used low sodium chicken broth in place of the water, and used fresh corn cut from the cob and the cobs scraped for their milkiness. Also added 1/2 t. of dried thyme and 4 slices of American cheese. Additionally, I used non-fat half and half (how do they get the fat out???) This was absolutely FANTASTIC! I'm certain it would be just as great as written! Next time, maybe I'll try adding some sherry, and/or a little dash of tabasco as well! I'll be making this again and again! Thanks for the recipe, and many thanks to "Grandma" also!!!
This is a very easy soup to make that is delicious and satisfying. Because I use the 14ish ounce cans I did the following (sorta like doubling the recipe). I increase the bacon to 1 c., used the same amount of potato, 1 lrg. onion, 3 c. chix broth instead of water (I like a little thicker chowder), 2 cans creamed corn and 1 whole kernal and salt/pepper to taste. I did add a couple dashes of celery seed and then added 2 t. sugar because my corn needed a little help to bring out its sweetness and used fat free half-half to desired consistency per individual serving. Garnished with a sprinkle of parsley and couldn't have been happier with the results. I like to make alot and freeze some which too is why I add the half-half to a serving as oppossed to the entire pot. Delicious!! The corn is sweet and the bacon, onion and chix stock are savory making a nice combination.
Comfort food. That's the only way to describe this dish. Only thing I did different was I used chicken broth in place of water. Soooo good.
The PERFECT crowd pleaser. I made 12 gallons of this chowder and it was a huge hit. I added kernal corn in addition to the creamed corn. Will definately be making this again.
I made this for a family gathering and it got RAVE reviews!! It was delicious and had great flavor! I made it using the slow cooker and day in advance, added all the ingredients except 1/2 and 1/2 - warmed it up the next day about 3 hours prior to party added the milk - it was fantastic. I did substitute chicken broth for the water - thanks for the recipe!! It's a keeper.
WOW!!!!!This was delicious. i took advice from Katie S. who is the second most helpful review. followed her directions and it was great. i think it would be just as good without her changes, but with changes was outta this world. YUMMMMMMMM
YUM!!! OK I ALTERED- NOT BECAUSE THIS RECIPE ISN'T GOOD, BUT BECAUSE I COULD!! READING OTHERS SUGGESTIONS-- I USED A LOT MORE BACON- 1 CAN CREAM CORN, 2 CAN KERNEL CORN, CHICKEN BROTH INSTEAD OF WATER- A LITTLE GARLIC- I THICKENED WITH A LITTLE FLOUR- IT WAS TOO THIN FOR MY TASTES, MORE LIKE SOUP THAN CHOWDER, UPON PUTTING IN BOWLS, I ADDED ON TOP, JUST A SMALL SMIDGE OF BUTTER, CRUMBLED BACON AND SHREDDED CHEESE**** YUMYUMYUM
Made this as part of an effort to use up pantry staples and was rewarded. I never make soup without doubling the recipe, as I like to have leftovers for lunch or to freeze. Changes (many of them inspired by other reviewers) included: included diced celery and carrot at the sautee stage, used chicken stock instead of water (mine happened to be unsalted), used a combination of creamed corn and kernal corn, used evaporated milk instead of cream and a bit less than the amount of cream called for due to the can size (didn't heat separately - just slowly heated in the soup), added about 1 tsp dried thyme leaves, used less salt than called for (suggest you start with half the amount and taste and add from there as needed), added a generous handful of chopped parsley and freshly ground pepper to finish. Thought thickness was just perfect (both potatoes and corn contributed to the consistency) and didn't feel the need for flour. A great base recipe that I will definitely use again.
This recipe is AMAZING!!! I followed the recipe almost exactly. I left more than 2T of the bacon grease for a little more flavor. I also added chilcken bouillon. And I only added about 3/4 cup of the half and half because I like the way it tasted already without it! I will definitely be making this again and again!!!
This recipie was absolutely delicious and was a big hit at our family Christmas party. I made a few changes like using 2 cups of cream-style corn and 1 cup of fresh corn (taken off the cobbler); using 1 can of evaporated milk instead of half-and-half; substituting chicken broth for water. It turned out wonderful and I have cravings for it every now and then!
This is definately a keeper. My son who is 8 requests this recipe often. I use pre-cooked bacon pieces and put all ingredients except the half & half in my crock-pot and let it cook most of the day. I add the half & half just before serving. I like to add hot sauce to my bowl and top it with grated cheese. Yum Yum!
Excellent chowder. It was missing one thing, 1/2 cup of butter. The butter brought all the flavors togeather and reminded me of the corn chowder that my Nana made when I was a kid.
I did this in my crock pot. I used diced ham instead of the bacon and it was a hit with thick crusty french bread. I set my crock pot on high and it was done in less than four hours! This is a fave with even teens!
Very good recipe. I also used broth instead of water and I added sliced carrots and celery, and when I served it I topped it with grated cheese. It is delicious.
This is some of the best corn chowder I've ever tasted. Followed the directions to a tee and it turned out great. Just want to add a comment to those that have changed things in this recipe and then giving it 3 or 4 stars. I just don't understand the reasoning. Anyway, it's a great recipe as is.
Really easy but not much flavor. And it really needs more corn
5 star dish, no question. The only change I made was to substitute equal amounts of canned chicken stock in place of the water. The only change I will make next time is to not add the crumbled bacon before the liquid and subsequent simmer, as it makes the bacon sort of soggy, and doesn't add much (since the veggies are sauteed in bacon grease to start with). In turn, I will crumble the bacon and add it atop each bowl at serving. A wonderful dish, which I served with canned flaky biscuits, perfect for dunking and sopping up.
This recipe is very similar to how I make my New England Chowder. This is very good...and it tastes even more spectacular the next day!
My family was not thrilled to be having corn chowder for dinner but once they tasted this one, they were hooked. No leftovers! The only thing I changed about the recipe was a suggestion another reviewer made: to use chicken broth in place of the water. It was a huge hit and I'll definitely be making this one again!
After looking at several corn chowder recipes I decided to try this one. It turned out really good. I did make a few small changes. I felt like it needed more corn so I used 3 cans of cream style corn and one can of regular corn. I used fat free half and half and also added a can of evaporated milk. After cooking the bacon, onion and potatoes I put it in my crockpot with the water and let it cook for aboout 3 hours, until the potatoes were done.
My family and I love this meal. I used chicken broth instead of water as suggested by others. Also, I used 5 cans of creamed corn and alot more potatoes as we like it a bit more dense then the original receipe. Delicious!
This is the first corn chowder I've ever attempted. It was very easy to make and delicious. I made the recipe as stated, but next time might add a can of whole kernel corn as other reviewers mentioned. Also, may try it as a vegetarian soup and with milk instead of cream to cut down on calories. All in all a very hearty, "comfort" soup. Thank you for sharing your Grandma's recipe!
Great for hurricane weather
This soup was good and really easy to make. Next time, I won't use any canned corn (it was missing a little of that wonderful sweetness of regular corn). Instead, I will use 3 cups fresh or frozen. I used chicken stock instead of water and added garlic with the potatoes and onions (but only for the last minute), which added a lot of flavor. Per a previous reviewer's suggestion, I made this with the "Kentucky Biscuits" from this sight--great idea!
I have made this recipe dozens of times for my husband and he just keeps requesting it. It's fantastic just the way it is. I found no need for adjustments. Thanks for the great recipe!!
Wow! Soo good. I used Kilbasa instead of bacon. My family loves spices so I added a touch of nutmeg, a tablespoon of seasoned salt, and some crushed red pepper. I also added a bag of frozed corn. This was awesome.
Loved it!!! I made this tonight and it was fantastic! I have never made soup before and it turned out great! Even my 3 year old liked it. I made a few changes: I added a clove of garlic with the onions and a little flour for thickness, I used chicken stock instead of water and used 1 can of whole corn and 2 cans of creamed corn. I also added shredded chicken and wild rice. It also could use a little more salt to cut the sweetness of the corn. Next time, I will use 2 cans of whole corn and 1 can of creamed corn. This was a great, easy recipe, thanks!!!***Update I have been making this for a couple months and have found that it is better to cook the bacon in a separate pan and then add it to the potatoes and onions. Otherwise, the browning of the bacon leaves a funny after-taste if the soup is cooked in the same pot.
Absolutely delicious and much healthier once I made 4 changes. 1. Low sodium chicken broth instead of water. 2. Use a bag of frozen corn instead of creamed. 3. Use canadian bacon instead of greasy bacon 4. 1/2 cup of half-and-half plus a 1 1/2 cup 0% Greek yogurt. Really cuts down on the calories and still tastes rich.
This chowder was outstanding!! I had to tweak it a little. I used 2 cans of creamed corn, 1 can of sweet corn, 1 cup of chicken stock and 1 cup of water. I used frozen Ore Ida southewest potatoes. I added already crumbled bacon, and sauteed the onions and potatoes together. I added a little garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. My family loved it! I will definitely make this again! Great for cold nights! I need to double the recipe for my family of 7!!!
My hubby has been asking for corn chowder for awhile so I made it last night - followed the recipe exactly and it was out of this world!
I made this for our Thanksgiving meal & everyone loved it!! The only change I made was to add a can corn of corn. I made it all early in the day then added the cream right before we were about to eat. Amazing!!
like others i used chicken broth instead of water . i also used 1 can of evaporated milk and the rest regular milk and i used frozen corn not cream style (as it was what i had at the moment) and i added a tsp of thyme and a spoonful of butter . i ate the whole thing!!.
Wow - fantastic chowder! I threw everything (except the half and half) into my slow cooker and it came out great!
Very yummy rib stickin chowder. I did what others suggested and used chicken broth instead of water and evaporated milk to save on the fat. But, I also used almost a pound of bacon, with fat trimmed alittle leftover ham and used 2 cans of creamed corn and 4 ears of corn off the cob. I put all together in a stock pot on low on stovetop, it's simmering now.. but I did sneak a couple spoonfuls and it's yummmmmy. Gonna serve in bread bowls with salad.
I didn't have any 1/2 & 1/2 so I used non-dairy creamer. I made a huge pot and there wasn't a drop left. The soup was too watery so I used a Roux to thicken it up and then got the desired consistency by adding the creamer. My guests said it was the best corn chowder they have ever had. I'll make this again.
Absolutely delicious! I replaced one can of creamed corn with whole kernal corn, and added some celery. Fabulous!
Yummy...go, grandma! This is pure comfort food. I followed the recipe almost exactly. I did whisk 2 tablespoons of flour into the half and half before I added it to the chowder as I like it a bit thicker and I didn't heat it first, just mixed it in and let it heat to almost boiling. I also followed other reviewers suggestions to use chicken broth instead of water. This is a keeper and will use again and again!
I made this yesterday and it was delicious and so easy. The only thing I changed was I put 4 cans of creamed corn and it was nice & thick..I have already put it in my cookout to make again..
Very Yummy! I love corn chowder and this tasted just like mom's! I substituted chicken broth for water, but otherwise didn't change a thing. Everybody loved it!
my first time making corn chowder and it came out great! i substituted the water for chicken broth and also used a redbell pepper when frying the onion i also had a leftover baked potatoe from yesterday and i smashed it(almost pureed it) and added it to ticken the chowder.... great recipe! thanks!
It was really good. we substituded the bakin drippings for vegetable oil and worked the same. the potatoes added good texture to it. i would definitly recomend this recipe. * ME LIKE COOKIES*
The recipe was very good, but I felt it was missing something. I added a tablespoon of chicken boullioun and it seemed to fix it for me.
really tasty and simple to make..I added sauteed celery and carrots and used vegetable stock for the water..did not want the fat from the cream so subbed fat-free evaporated milk and also added a handful of frozen corn for more texture.. will make this again, thanks
Really easy & tasty for a quick warm dinner. The only things I changed the second time aking this was to use chicken broth instead of water, since it wasnt very thick I thickened it (using a tablespoon cornstarch). I also added thyme, and celery flakes as well as a cup of frozen sweet corn. Will definately make again!
This is soooo good. I use two cans of the cream-style corn and about a cup and a half of frozen corn. One of my all-time favorite soups.
Great recipe!!! I used 2 cans of creamed corn and 1 can of regular corn. I also diced the potatoes and onion into corn size pieces...then fried them in the bacon grease for 20-30 minutes until they were getting a nice brown crust...fantastic!!! I poured a small splash of cream on the soup when it was served in the bowl...decadent!
thank you so much. my husband loved it and so did the rest of the family. i served with a great bread and a delicious dessert. all my friends want to know my secret. i say, "allrecipes". thank you ckincaid1. marie & darrel from sc
WOW, this is amazing chowder! I have been looking for an easy corn chowder recipe, and this one is delicious! I followed some of the other reviews and used chicken broth instead of water, , two cans of cream corn 1/2 a bag of frozen corn. I left the skin on the potatoes and I added some chopped chicken and garlic. This was a huge hit at the dinner table and if my husband has anything to say about it, this chowder will be made often!
This recipe produces a creamy and rich corn chowder. It's great as is or with embellishments. I added 3 ears of fresh corn, chicken broth instead of water and just one cup of half and half. No bacon but did have some organic bacon drippings for sautéing. I used a Cuisinart immersion blender on approx. 1 cup of the soup and added it back in before adding the half and half. This method always produces a creamy soup.
I have now cooked this five or six times and everytime it comes out perfect. I add the half and half right at the beginning with the water. Also sometimes I add chicken with or without the bacon. My husband adores it to no end.
Good! I used a combo of creamed corn and frozen corn cut off the cob, evaporated milk instead of half and half and added some chipotle tabasco for a kick. I'll make this again.
Really good, made on P2. make again.
This was easy, fast n oh so tasty! We ate the whole pot in two sittings n loved every spoon full.
delish. I used 1 can creamy corn and 1 can golden corn. also used 2 cups milk instead of half/half. Finally, I flash blended it just before serving to thicken it up a bit. Perfect for Thanksgiving. Will DEFINATELY make this again. THanks grams :)
I thought this recipe was very good. I did make a few changes. I kept the potato skins on. I used one large can of Creamed Corn and one large can of Mexicorn (undrained). I also used chicken broth and evaporated milk. I put the evaporated milk in at the start. I could tell that the chowder was not going to be thick so I put 1 Tbsp. of Minute Tapioca into the ingredients as well. This is a trick that I learned many years ago when I purchased my very first crock pot. The tapioca will thicken the chowder as it cooks and there is no mess from mixing flour and water or cornstarch and water. Just be careful not to use to much.
Excellent!!! I probably used more bacon I dont know I winged it. I also used celery and onions chopped up in the chopper ...couldnt even see them. But was a great hit!!
This recipe was very easy to make. It tasted okay, but I think I want to find a better corn chowder recipe.
I thought this was so yummy! My husband didnt like it but he is a very picky eater. I subsitured chicken broth for the water. I will make this again!
I loved it with bacon, but on second time, HAM turned out great too (I substituted butter for the grea-- uh,drippings--) Used chicken bouillon paste instead of salt, whole MILK instead of cream, but added 2-3 Tb. CORNSTARCH mixed with some cold water to thicken. Then--COLBY, not cheddar, cheese as well(4-8 ounces). Cook the milk in the soup, then add the cheese at the end; milk can be heated without fear of curdling like cream. This was well received by our guests, and EASY too!!
Even made with fresh corn and chicken broth instead of water, this was boring and tasteless.
i use chicken broth instead of water and add lots of pepper, its so delicious and comforting. I'm about to make a big pot full on this stormy day for my family and my parents with some homemade rolls..mmm mmm mmmmm!! belly's growling and mouth's watering as i type!
Really easy and tastes great!
This recipe is simple to make and tastes great on a cold day. I also used 2 cans of creamed corn, added some chicken bouillon, and some frozen corn as other reviewers suggested. So good!
This is really really good. I added some chicken boullion, like others did and it was fabulous. Yum! Thanks, Grandma!!!
This is just like the one my mother used to make and I had lost her recipe so was glad to find this one. The only thing different was the heavy cream, my mom used evaporated milk and it was still very good.
Absolutely delicious!! This is the best soup I have ever made! I added some ham along with the bacon and substituted one of the cans of cream corn with one can of regular whole kernel corn. I served it with biscuits and even my husband, who normally hates corn chowder, loved it and ate 3 bowls! It definitely made a lot and we were a little sick of it by the end of the week so next time, I will make this for company. Thank you so much for the recipe!!
Delicious! Used chicken broth instead of water, 3 cans of cream style corn, and 1/2 can of whole kernel corn drained. Saved the bacon to add right before serving. Also set out shredded cheese to add. It was a big hit!
This was so easy to make, I love it! I couldn't stop eating it. The only thing I did differently was added more bacon, more corn and I used regular canned corn instead of cream corn. I used 2.5 cans of corn, might even use 3 next time! This will be a normal occurance in my house :) Thanks Grandma!!
Awesome! I doubled the batch for my family of 3 teenage boys and my BF and I. It made plenty and they all raved about it. It's a keeper. Although next time I think I need to put in some protein, like ham.
I have never made chowder of any kind before but this was easy and awesome. I did use turkey bacon instead of the real but it turned out great. I added chunks of chicken and egg noodles to the left overs for a twist the next day. THANKS! will definately make again.
I'm not a chowder person but was drawn to this recipe for some reason and gave it a shot on a chillier-than-usual NYC fall day- glad I did! I omitted the bacon (not a meat-eater), used one cup whole corn kernels/two cups creamed corn, and replaced 1 tsp of salt with a pinch of sugar...mmmm really tasty chowder! Thanks for the recipe it's a keeper =)
My whole family loved this. I have been searching for a good corn chowder recipe.My friends and I eat at this tea room that serves corn chowder and we wanted the recipe and this definatley rates. Thank you!
Tasty and easy to prepare! FYI Australian cooks - substitute 'half and half' for Carnation evaporated milk.
I used a small package of bacon, added a sprinkle of garlic powder and significantly reduced the onion. Two cans of creamed corn and one can of whole kernel corn. Would have liked to add a third of the creamed corn but figured I wanted to taste the end results and may opt to do that next time. Also used the fat free half and half. Liked this and will make it again -with the addition of that third can of creamed corn. I just prefer a bit thicker consistency.
We enjoyed this soup a lot. I did make a few little changes, I used broth instead of water and I added more bacon. (What isn't better with more bacon!) I also made the soup, except half and half, early in the day and let it finish cooking in the crock pot. This just made my day easier. My kids and my husband really loved it. Thanks for the great recipe.
I made this for a ladies luncheon and it was a hit! Thw soup is creamy and rich tasting. I don't like bacon so, I used olive oil instead of the drippings. I also replaced 1 c. of the water with 1 c. vegetarian broth. It was easy to make and the recipe was requested several times.
I made a few changes to this recipe. I added garlic powder, dried parsley, a little bit of butter and some frozen whole kernal corn. I also threw in one cube of chicken bouillon with the water. To cut down on fat and calories, I used milk instead of half and half and I think it worked fine. It wasn't as thick and "chowdery" as I'm sure it would've been with the half and half, but I'd rather have fewer calories and less fat. I'll make this again, but I'll probably use more bacon. I might also add some cheese.
MMM,MMM,MMMMM GOOD!! I just made this for the first time tonight and boy was it soo good!!! I made some modifications based on other reviews to fit my family's likes: 1lb. thick cut bacon fried to just barely crispy, reserved about 1/4C. drippings, 6 med potatoes cubed small(1/4 inch maybe) 2 cans creamed corn, 1 can whole corn with juice, 1 can chicken broth and a little heavy whipping cream and cooked as directed. Now, I have never had corn chowder before and was starting to get a little nervous towards the end because when I tasted it, it kind of reminded me of cream corn with a little smokiness to it but after I added the whipping cream and let it cook for a while longer it took on a whole nother flavor! I was very pleased with how it turned out and my family just loved it ( and they can be quite picky) Deffintly something I am going to make during these cold winter months, next time I am going to serve with some cheddar garlic biscuits just to add a little something extra to the meal!!
My new FAVORITE soup recipe! It's the perfect meal on a cold blustery day. Did ham instead of bacon and added grilled chicken! Super easy to make and my family devoured it! Served with warm homemade rolls and salad! YUM!!!
It was very good. I did like some of the others did and subed chicken broth for water. I also used two cans of cream corn and a half can of mexican corn.
Good quick recipe. I changed the servings to 2, didn't have bacon, but had two slices of prosciutto whick I chopped and fried as bacon. Didn't have creamed corn, but frozen corn worked well. Used half & half and about 1 TBLS butter and mashed the potatoes a little to thicken slightly. Also added some nutmeg (fresh grated) at the end-just a touch. Very good despite not having the exact ingredients. This was a really quick homemade chowder and I will make again!