Corn chowder is a classic fall dish; it's simple, hearty and delicious. This creamy soup is made with a large chunks of potato, corn, and of course bacon!

Though corn chowder is simple to make there are endless variations possible. This is a recipe that should be made more than once, each time modifying the ingredients to suit your tastes and make the dish your own, eventually you'll have your own signature chowder. Feel free to modify the recipe here and share your own variations in the comments below.

Also, this recipe can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the bacon and the dairy. Try substituting your own ingredients and see what you come up with!

Enough talk, let's make some corn chowder!

Step 1: Ingredients + Equipment

  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups corn
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • cornmeal (optional)
  • sharp knife
  • cutting board
  • large pot
  • ladle
  • blender
  • stove

Is the cheddar an essential part of the recipe? My wife is allergic to cheese, but would love to try this out.
You can easily omit the cheese and still have a great dish. Also, feel free to mix up any of the ingredients shown to make your own version. Don't forget to post your results!
Delicious! My family loved it. The only changes I made were not peeling potatoes and I used heavy cream because it's what I had on hand.
Looks tasty, thanks for sharing.<br /> Enjoy the patch and the Pro Membership!<br /> <br /> <sub>I just had the last of the leftover corn chowder today for lunch and I am already craving it again!</sub>
Sounds delicious! And the bacon is the perfect touch!

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