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corn chowder recipe easy with sides of cheese, scallions and bacon

Corn Chowder Recipe Easy

Looking for a cozy soup recipe that's simple to make? Wait until you try this flavorful corn chowder recipe that's super easy to make!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 182 kcal


  • 1 Dutch Oven or stock pot



  • Cut up three slices of bacon.
    Chopping up bacon to make corn chowder recipe easy
  • Heat a stock pot over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • While the bacon is cooking, dice the onion, carrots, celery, and pepper.
    chopped carrots and celery on wood cutting board with knife -best recipe for homemade chicken soup
  • Then add another tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • When it’s heated, add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook down for 7-10 minutes until soft.
    sauteeing diced celery, carrots and onions in dutch oven with wood spoon -recipe for chicken soup homemade
  • Mince one clove of garlic.
  • Add the minced garlic and saute until it releases that garlicky smell (about 30 seconds-1 min).
  • To make the roux and thicken it up, add 2 tablespoons of flour and mix it in well.
  • Then add the vegetable or chicken stock.
  • Cook over medium heat until the base boils, then add the bay leaf and corn.
  • Turn down the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
    cooking the corn chowder recipe over the stove
  • Add half and half to bump up the creaminess and heat for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Remove the bay leaf before serving.
  • Serve with shredded cheddar, bacon, scallions, and cilantro.
    corn chowder recipe easy with sides of cheese, scallions and bacon


You can make this recipe with diced potatoes too. I love it with Yukon. Toss them in with the corn and cook for at least 45 minutes until they are cooked through.
If you prefer to skip the bacon, feel free. I add it for extra flavor but it's not needed if you don't want the extra fat.
If you have cooked chicken breast leftover, feel free to toss that in at the end with the dairy to heat it up but not overcook it.
Here are a few other cozy soups to try:


Calories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 507mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4358IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 0.5mg
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