HomeRecipesSoupsBacon Corn Chowder – A Warm Family Dinner Soup!

This is a tasty family dinner soup that is inexpensive & easy to fix. Pair it with a green salad and some fresh bread (preferably warm!) and you can feed a few more! It has been a cool weather staple for decades at our house and it never fails to satisfy hungry tummies and warm the soul just a bit.

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8 slices bacon*

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans creamed corn

1 can whole potatoes, cubed

1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk

1½ cups water

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 cup cubed cheddar cheese

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Saute bacon until crisp. When bacon is done, remove it and set aside.

Remove all but 2 Tbsp fat from pot.  Add the onion to the pot and cook until limp. When the onion is almost finished, add the garlic and cook another 5 minutes.

Place the onion, garlic and the rest of the ingredients except the cheese and bacon in a 4 qt. saucepan. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

Add the cheese and bacon, crumbled, and cook another 5-10 minutes, stirring often as the cheese melts.

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All done!  Spoon into your soup bowls and serve – you can save a few pieces of bacon to crumble on top if you want to be a bit fancy!

*See post http://www.thehomespunchics.com/saving-my-bacon-another-kitchen-hack/ to learn how to have 8 pieces of bacon easily available!!

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Bacon Corn Chowder – A Warm Family Dinner Soup! — 25 Comments

  1. This sounds really good with the cooler weather that is hopefully on the way. I think I will be making it soon. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I am definitely going to have to try this one out 🙂 love my corn chowder , never thought to add bacon 🙂 will try,,

  3. What a wonderful comfort food. I would love to make this – and soon! It would be a nice soup for the holidays, too.

  4. My mom would love to try this. It looks wonderful and great to eat in winter. Thank you for the recipe.

  5. My husband is not a soup eater, but he loves bacon like it is a life fuel, so I think he will love this!

  6. I love this new twist on Corn Chowder. And just at the right time with the weather getting colder.

  7. I think this is such a delicious soup to make right now when it is so cold! I like how easy it is to make and such a good one to make this weekend when I do not have to work.

  8. Yummy corn chowder with bacon. My family would love this. I like finding new recipes for those same old meals. thanks for the recipe

  9. This recipe looks delicous! I love making soups, I find it a to always save me a little money, I will have to try this recipe out.

  10. this looks delicious! We fix soup year-round because we can stretch it into a couple of meals

  11. This sounds so good. What a great meal on a cold day. I will be making this for my family. Thank you so much for sharing

  12. Thanks So Much for Sharing This Awesome Recipe for Bacon Corn Chowder, I Really Appreciate it and it Sounds Just Delicious! I Used to Work at Chili’s When I Was a Teenager and They Used to Have the Best Corn Chowder but They Took it Off the Menu and I Hate When a Restaurant Takes Something Really Good Off the Menu! I Know Everyone Makes Their Corn Chowder Completely Different but Your Recipe Sounds Really Good but b/c I Don’t Eat Pork I Would Have to Omit the Bacon but I’m Sure it Would Be Just as Good Without it! Well Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Great Evening! – Jana

  13. This soup does look delicious! I know I am going to have to try this recipe out, I just not have gotten around to it.

  14. I love a good corn chowder. It is filling, warm and with a nice thick piece of homemade bread is the best comfort food. I like how you added bacon. I think pork lends itself well to corn chowder. I will add ham if I have it on hand.