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Comfort Corn Chowder has it all—sweet corn, satisfying potatoes and mouth watering bacon—all in one easy to make soup!

Corn Chowder in a pot topped with bacon.

This soup is comfort in a bowl. It’s filling, warm, hearty, and delicious. We love soup at our house, and we especially love chowders for their satisfying and creamy texture. This soup is full of flavor and scrumptious ingredients that simply make you feel good. Sweet, crisp corn, softened onion, and chunky potatoes are swimming in a creamy, flavorful chowder. Oh, yum!

Canned Corn:

You can use canned corn if you don’t have fresh corn, but we recommend using frozen corn whenever possible, as it retains a closer texture and flavor to fresh corn. 

Potato Options:

Yukon Gold or Red potatoes are best for soups and stews, as they don’t break down as fast as Russet potatoes, which are too starchy and become grainy.

Is Comfort Corn Chowder gluten free?

Due to the flour, this recipe is not gluten-free as written. If you would like to make this recipe gluten-free, you can use 1 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch instead of the flour

Bacon: Optional?

No. Bacon is optional. It adds a lot of flavor and texture, but if you don’t enjoy it or have it on hand, this chowder is awesome even without it.

Cream Substitutes:

We highly recommend the use of cream in this soup. It makes it ultra rich and indulgent. If needed, you can always substitute with half and half. Half and half is a mixture of half cream and half whole milk. Using half and half in place of cream will lighten the texture and change the flavor, and is an option that we use frequently.  To substitute, simply use half heavy cream and half milk in the amounts a recipe calls for.

Alternatively, you can always substitute heavy cream with 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup melted butter, thoroughly mixed.

Corn chowder topped with bacon and parsley in a white bowl

Storage and Reheating Instructions: 

Store your soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in a saucepan on the stovetop over medium-low heat until warmed through.

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Corn chowder topped with bacon and parsley in a white bowl
Comfort Corn Chowder has it all—sweet corn, satisfying potatoes and mouth watering bacon—all in one easy to make soup!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups yukon gold or red potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. The entire soup will be made in this pot so make sure it is big enough.
  • Add in the onions and saute for about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the flour until a paste forms and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the chicken stock until smooth and bring to a boil. Add in the potatoes, corn, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes (cooking time will depend on how large you cut your potatoes).
  • When the potatoes are tender, add in the milk and cream and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste and season with additional salt and white pepper as desired. Serve hot topped with crumbled bacon (optional).
  1. The flour in this recipe can be replaced with 1 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch
  2. White pepper is used in this recipe so that the black flakes are not visible for a more appealing dish. However, if you don't have white pepper you could always use black pepper, you'll just have a speckled soup. 


Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 1582mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1224IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Corn Chowder
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