Creamy Corn Chowder With Bacon

My mom always made corn chowder as a quick meal. To this day, I absolutely love it! The bacon is a necessity for the flavor of this filling soup, but all other ingredients are ones I always have on hand.

Place the vegetables in a pot and barely cover with water. Boil for 15 minutes, or until they are tender. Do not drain.

2-3 med. potatoes, peeled and diced (about 1 lb.)

1 c. sliced carrots

Meanwhile, chop, cook until crisp, drain, and set aside:

6 oz. bacon

In a smaller pot, prepare the roux. Melt over medium heat:

1 stick butter

Cook in the melted butter until starting to brown slightly:

1 small onion, chopped

Add and stir for 1 minute:

1 clove garlic, minced

Whisk in and then add the milk gradually until thickened:

1/2 c. flour

3 c. milk

Stir the thickened white sauce into the cooked vegetables, then add the rest of the ingredients:

the cooked bacon pieces

1 can creamed corn

salt, pepper, and sugar to taste

Enjoy corn chowder by itself and with a side of homemade bread or some crushed crackers. I’m a fan of adding hot sauce, especially if it’s Texas Pete.

bowl of corn chowder

Creamy Corn Chowder With Bacon

My mom always made corn chowder as a quick meal. To this day, I absolutely love it! 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound potatoes peeled and diced, 2-3 medium
  • 1 cup carrots sliced
  • 6 ounces bacon 1/2 package
  • 8 tablespoons butter 1 stick
  • 1 onion small, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk whole
  • 15 ounces creamed corn 1 can

Instructions
 

  • Place the vegetables in a pot and barely cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes or until they are tender. Do not drain.
    1 pound potatoes, 1 cup carrots
  • Chop, cook until crisp, drain, and set aside the bacon.
    6 ounces bacon
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook the onion until it starts to brown slightly. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
    8 tablespoons butter, 1 onion, 1 clove garlic
  • Whisk in the flour and cook until it smells a little toasty. Gradually add the milk, whisking to avoid lumps, and cook until thickened.
    1/2 cup flour, 3 cups milk
  • Stir the thickened white sauce into the cooked vegetables. Add the bacon pieces and creamed corn, heating through. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and sugar.
    15 ounces creamed corn
Keyword bacon, potatoes
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