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Potato and Corn Chowder

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For an easy and soul-nourishing recipe, try making a batch of potato corn chowder. With basic ingredients, you can enjoy this creamy and flavorful dish to warm you up on chilly days. Smoky bacon, sweet corn, and potatoes come together to create a comforting soup that is easy to make and sure to satisfy.

Bowl of corn chowder topped with bacon and green onions.

This dish is like a hug in a bowl. Corn and chunky pieces of potatoes are swimming in a creamy broth that is made with a combination of milk and cream. Smoky bacon adds a nice flavor to the hearty soup and gives it an extra layer of richness.

This recipe takes a little bit of time to make, so it’s ideal for a weekend meal. Serve it with a side of crusty bread or a salad for a complete meal.

Let’s look at how to make it.

Ingredients

Ingredients to make potato and corn chowder.
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2.8-ounce package of bacon bits
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Instructions

Step 1: Wash, dry, prep your vegetables and set aside.

Adding onion to a stock pot.

Step 2: In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, melt butter and sauté onions until they are translucent.

Pouring potatoes into a large pot.

Step 3: Add potatoes, salt, and chicken broth and turn the burner to medium and let the chowder simmer for 30 – 40 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Potatoes and corn cooking in a Dutch oven.

Step 4: Add corn to the pot and continue cooking for 15 minutes.

Milk being poured into a pot with corn and potatoes.

Next, add the heavy whipping cream and milk. Let the chowder continue to simmer until the milk and cream are warm.

Step 5: Top with bacon and sliced green onions.

Bite of corn chowder on a spoon.

Ladle into bowls and serve with a slice of French bread or homemade sourdough. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Tips

Feel free to omit the salt if you are worried about the chowder being too salty due to the chicken broth. You can also add water to the chowder to help tone it down a bit. Remember, you can always add salt but you cannot remove it.

You may need to adjust your cooking time depending on whether you use fresh corn or frozen.

Instead of using bacon bits, you can cook slices of bacon in the pot prior to sauteing onions. Remove the bacon once it has cooked and let it drain on paper towels. Once it has cooled, you can break it into pieces. Store the bacon pieces in the refrigerator until ready to use. (You can reheat them for a few seconds in the microwave.)

Bowl of corn chowder topped with bacon bits.

If you love corn, be sure to check out our recipe for Mexican Street Corn Salad, Instant Pot Corn on the Cob, and Fried Corn with Bacon and Jalapenos.

Bowl of corn chowder topped with bacon and green onions.

Potato and Corn Chowder

Sweet corn and hearty potatoes come together perfectly in this creamy potato and corn chowder.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 517kcal

Equipment

  • Large stockpot

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 large russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2.8 ounces bacon bits
  • 3 green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Wash, dry, prep your vegetables and set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, melt butter and sauté onions until they are translucent.
  • Add potatoes, salt, and chicken broth and turn the burner to medium and let the chowder simmer for 30 – 40 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Add corn to the pot and continue cooking for 15 minutes. Next, add the heavy whipping cream and milk. Let the chowder continue to simmer until the milk and cream are warm.
  • Top with bacon and sliced green onions.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition information is an estimation and is based on using 2 cups of chicken broth.

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1142mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1223IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 2mg
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