Bacon Corn Chowder

BACON CORN CHOWDER is a must make for Winter! This delicious sweet chowder loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and so much flavor is the ultimate comfort food. 

BACON CORN CHOWDER is a must make for Winter! This delicious sweet chowder loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and so much flavor is the ultimate comfort food.

I’ve published a lot of delicious soups over the years on The Cookie Rookie, some of them just the past couple weeks! Can you tell I’m excited about SOUP SEASON!? Of all the soups I’ve shared, I of course have my favorites; Creamy Chicken Soup, Skinny Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Thai Coconut Chicken Soup just to name a few. This Bacon Corn Chowder is right up there with the best of the best. It has such a delicious flavor with just the right touch of sweetness, saltiness from the bacon, and all the comfort you’d expect from a Winter soup. It’s the first corn soup I’ve published, and it makes me want to try other types. Break out some crusty bread and get excited for a delicious new favorite!

BACON CORN CHOWDER is a must make for Winter! This delicious sweet chowder loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and so much flavor is the ultimate comfort food.

BACON CORN CHOWDER is a must make for Winter! This delicious sweet chowder loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and so much flavor is the ultimate comfort food.

I love this Bacon Corn Chowder as an appetizer soup or as an entire meal. It could be the perfect starter if you’re having a light chicken or seafood meal, just the right amount of added flavor. Hosting a classy dinner party at your house? This soup is the ticket! All that bacon on top…who could resist it!!! I don’t want to meet the person that could resist it.

BACON CORN CHOWDER is a must make for Winter! This delicious sweet chowder loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and so much flavor is the ultimate comfort food.

BACON CORN CHOWDER is a must make for Winter! This delicious sweet chowder loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and so much flavor is the ultimate comfort food.

These are the kinds of simple flavors I just CRAVE in the Winter. A hearty soup that warms the soul…with bacon…there is nothing better that could come out of a kitchen.

BACON CORN CHOWDER is a must make for Winter! This delicious sweet chowder loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and so much flavor is the ultimate comfort food.

What are your favorite soups to make on a cold night? I’d love to hear about them! If you make this Bacon Corn Chowder, let me know. MUAH!

Bacon Corn Chowder

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder, corn soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

BACON CORN CHOWDER is a must make for Winter! This delicious sweet chowder loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and so much flavor is the ultimate comfort food.

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Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon crisped & crumbled; divided in half
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups unsalted vegetable or chicken broth/stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chives
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes peeled & diced
  • 1 cup Half ‘n half
  • 6 cups corn kernels (approx. 8 ears of fresh corn) or a 28.8 oz. bag of frozen corn
  • Garnish with crumbled bacon chopped fresh parsley and a couple of dashes of Smoked Paprika or nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Cut bacon into lardoons (1/8” slices) and cook until almost crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, and discard all except 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the skillet.
  2. Cook diced onion in the bacon grease until onion is translucent.
  3. Add minced garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  4. Dust cooked onions with flour and stir to mix well.
  5. Pour in the vegetable broth, bay leaves, thyme, parsley, chives, nutmeg, black pepper, salt, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes and diced potatoes. Stir well. Bring liquid to a boil and boil for 10 minutes or just until the potatoes begin to fall apart. With a potato masher, mash the mixture until approximately half the potatoes are mashed.
  6. Add Half ‘n half and corn kernels. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Taste the chowder and season with more salt, if needed.
  8. Simmer for 15-20 minutes over low heat to thicken. Be careful the milk in the chowder doesn’t scald.
  9. To serve, place soup in bowls, top with crumbled bacon, fresh chopped parsley and a couple of dashes of nutmeg or smoked paprika.
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1489mg 62%
Potassium 589mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 15.7%
Vitamin C 15.1%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 17.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments

Justine Kilkerr
This is amazing and even better than you said! Delicious. I'm spreading the word of this soup around the south coast of the UK :) And where did you get those soup bowls, they're gorgeous??!
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nasir
Really delightful dish and i am professional CHIEF. After saw you post i am much glad your on your dish . Fantastic i wish you all best for future
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Thankyou for sharing. amazing your website is amazing!
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Looks delicious! I think I want to eat them today!
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