Corn Chowder with Bacon

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Creamy Corn Chowder with Bacon. . . this hearty soup is loaded with tasty ingredients. Everyone who tries it loves it!

Creamy and delicious corn chowder with bacon. A family favorite soup recipe. #cornchowder #soup

Soup. I pretty much adore it. I love how comforting it is on a cold night. I love that I can whip up a large pot and have leftover soup the next day that tastes even better. I have many recipes for soup, but this one is definitely a favorite at our house. Bacon just makes everything taste better, and this corn chowder is no exception!

Corn Chowder is a perfect recipe for family dinner during the cold winter months. Everyone loves it! #cornchowder #bacon
This soup is so easy to make. The hardest part is peeling the potatoes. I usually assign one of my boys to do that job. They really love this corn chowder, so they don’t complain too much. 😉

This simple corn chowder is easy to make, and so delicious. A perfect soup recipe for family dinner.

Corn Chowder - bacon makes this recipe for corn chowder extra special!

 I love the combination of the salty bacon and the sweet corn. Mmm. This soup is perfect for warming you up on a cold winter day!

Every bite of this corn chowder is hearty and satisfying. A perfect corn chowder recipe.

Corn Chowder with Bacon

Yield: 8-10 servings

Corn Chowder with Bacon

Mouthwatering corn chowder with bacon and potatoes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6-8 potatoes, peeled
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 pound bacon, cut up
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 1/2 cups milk or half and half cream
  • 6 cups frozen corn
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

Cook veggies in broth and salt in a large soup pot till crisp tender, about 15-20 minutes.

In a saucepan, cook the bacon over medium low heat till very crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked bacon from pan.

Drain off all but 3-4 tablespoons of bacon grease. Whisk in the flour till there are no lumps. Slowly whisk in about 2 cups of the milk. Continue to cook and stir till mixture thickens and boils. Boil for at least 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add the white sauce to the vegetable mixture. Mash soup slightly with a potato masher if desired. Stir in the remaining milk, the corn, and about 3/4 of the bacon. Heat through.

Garnish soup with the remaining bacon.

Notes

-If you have fresh corn, (lucky you), it works great. Don't use canned, it is just not the same for this recipe.
-Make sure you brown your bacon over low heat or the drippings will burn and turn the soup an ugly color. Sadly, I learned this the hard way.


Looking for more tasty soup recipes? Here are a few more of our favorites:

Ham Broccoli Soup
Best Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Minestrone Soup
Wild Rice Ham Soup

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