Mom’s Bacon n’ Corn Chowder

Bacon and Corn Chowder
This corn chowder recipe is a favorite of almost all of my Mom’s grandkids. One of my nephews came to her during his Winter break from college and begged her to make it! This recipe has never been written down before, as she makes it from memory every time she makes it. The last time she made it I stood over her and made her measure everything out… so we could get it JUST right!

Mom’s Corn Chowder

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  • 1 (1lb) package bacon
  • 4 c. potatoes, peeled & diced
  • 1 stick (1/2 c) butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 4 c. nonfat half-&-half
  • 2 (14-15oz) can cream-style corn
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • Cook bacon until crispy. Drain grease from bacon & crumble. Set aside.
  • Boil potatoes in salted water for about 10 minutes or until soft, but not mushy. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot melt butter. Add onions and saute over medium heat until onions become transparent. Slowly stir in flour until it is combined evenly with the butter/onions, forming a roux.
  • Gradually add half&half, whisking constantly until reaching a gravy-like consistency (if you would like it thinner, just add some milk to thin it out... just be sure to add a little more salt to keep the flavor)
  • Heat over medium heat until it ALMOST starts to boil, stirring often, then reduce heat to low.
  • Add drained potatoes, bacon (you may want to save a little bacon to add as a garnish when ready to serve), corn, salt & pepper and heat for an additional 10 minutes or so until ready to serve!


  1. Kristi P. says:

    Sounds great! Do you know about how many servings this should make? Thanks!

    • Emily says:

      It would feed about 4 to 6 people depending on serving sizes.

  2. Kaylene says:

    I made this last night and it was tasty! The leftovers today were just as good! My husband dislikes corn, but he loved this and had seconds. Yum!

  3. Trina says:

    Absolutely delicious, I pretty much doubled the recipe, and didn’t have another can of cream corn so I added regular corn. I did screw up and get regular half and half, woops, can only imagine the calories, lol. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. maryann says:

    i like to try this is weekend.

  5. Sheryl says:

    This is AMAZING!!! I’ve made this at least 3 times since finding this recipe. My family loves this chowder. Only change, I add fresh garlic. Super easy, super quick, super yummy!!!

    • Erica says:

      So glad that you and your family like it! We love this chowder too! Our mom makes it ALL the time!

  6. crystal says:

    Would this work in the crock pot I wonder?

    • Erica says:

      We have never done it in the crock pot before. Cream soups are tough in a crock pot because the dairy ingredients can get separated and grainy. IF you try it, let us know how it turns out!

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