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Bacon and Corn Chowder topped with cheese and bacon in a bowl with a spoon on the side.

Mom’s Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is a rich, hearty soup that will warm you from head to toe. The bacon in this chowder adds a delicious flavor to the corn and potatoes. Kids and adults love it!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Chowder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 506kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • 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, but 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 reserve a little bacon to add as a garnish when ready to serve), corn, salt & pepper. Heat for an additional 10 minutes or so until ready to serve.


Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 1012mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 5mg