Corn & Bacon Chowder

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Comforting and wholesome, corn chowder served with a green salad makes a satisfying light supper. Stir in some cooked diced or shredded chicken if you crave more protein.

"I am a fan of Bacon Corn Chowder and this is one of the better ones rich in flavor and comfort. Dereck "
Corn & Bacon Chowder

5 Reviews for Corn & Bacon Chowder


I used this recipe as a starting point as I was after a bacon and corn chowder recipe that wasn't loaded with fat from cream etc as so many are.

The recipe says serves two but I got four substantial serves out of it, three ladlesful each. There's no way I could have eaten half the soup by myself!

I made the following additions and substitutions: instead of chicken stock and bacon rashers I used some bacon stock I had made the night before (with the fat skimmed off after having been refrigerated overnight), and chopped up the cooked meat from the bacon hock. Instead of the hash browns I used two scrubbed potatoes, skins on, diced - this meant I had to simmer it longer to cook the potato chunks but it's a rare soup that won't benefit from that. I used a drained tin (can) of corn kernels instead of the frozen corn, and also added a smaller tin of creamed corn, as I wanted it nice and creamy. Additions: a little finely chopped red and green capsicum (bell pepper). Three cloves of garlic were ample; perhaps my cloves were larger than the recipe-writer's.

It was very tasty and satisfying without being heavy; the only thing lacking was some buttered brown bread, as I had none in the house. Or maybe a nice multi-grain roll.

This will be my go-to recipe from now on.

easy, reduced fat, tasted good
Very Good

Three of my favorite foods combined together. Used real potatoes, diced and cooked in microwave, in place of hash browns. Added additional piece of bacon. YUMMY!!

easy to make

I am a fan of Bacon Corn Chowder and this is one of the better ones rich in flavor and comfort.



The chowder turned out great. I ended up quadrupling it and adding some cayenne for a bite.


This soup is perfect comfort food! It's so easy to make and does not call for any ingredients that are hard to find. And it is healthy -- the thickness of the soup is exactly what I crave when I want a good and filling fall/winter soup. I buy a loaf of jalapeno bread and serve it sliced and toasted to dip in the soup. yum!! This will be a repeat for years!!


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