Slow Cooker Corn Chowder
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Corn Chowder simmered all day in the crockpot is ready to serve when you are ready to eat.
Fresh vegetables, chunks of tender potato, and smoky bacon add so much flavor while the creamy corn base adds a touch of sweetness to this delicious corn chowder.
The perfect cool weather soup served with some crusty bread for dipping!
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There is nothing more comforting than coming home to a hot bowl of soup after a long chilly day. This creamy Bacon Corn Chowder recipe is the perfect meal to warm you from the inside out!
Adding all of the ingredients to the slow cooker means this Bacon Corn Chowder simmers all day in the crockpot for a meal that’s pretty much effortless. This savory soup is filled with bacon, chunks of tender potato, and sweet carrots, so it’s very satisfying.
Because it’s made in the slow cooker, this potato corn chowder recipe practically cooks itself. I sometimes prep all of the fresh ingredients in the evening and put it in the fridge. In the morning I just pop the whole thing in the slow cooker. (Make sure your potatoes are covered in broth so they don’t rust or brown).
This creamy corn chowder recipe actually makes a HUGE batch batch in the slow cooker and it will last 3-4 days in the fridge so it’s a great way to cook once and eat a few times! We served it with fresh bread or homemade biscuits and a crisp garden salad for a complete meal.
I make this recipe using canned or frozen corn for the sake of simplicity, if you happen to have fresh corn by all means, cut it off the cobb and use that!!
Because this recipe makes such a large batch you’ll want to make sure your slow cooker is at least 6QT. If it’s smaller, you can certainly half this recipe (the cook time in the slow cooker will remain the same). Due to the dairy in this soup I wouldn’t recommend freezing it once made.
If you would like to freeze this soup, I would suggest removing the portion you’d like to freeze prior to adding the milk. To prepare, bring defrosted soup to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in cornstarch, evaporated milk and butter as directed. Allow to simmer on low about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
- 2 large carrots chopped
- 1 large onion chopped
- 4 potatoes chopped
- 2 16 oz cans of corn drained OR one small 10-12oz bag of frozen corn
- 2 16 oz cans of creamed corn
- 4 cups of water OR chicken broth
- 1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons of butter optional
Place everything except for the evaporated milk, cornstarch and butter or margarine into the slow cooker.
Add just enough water or chicken stock to cover the ingredients.
Cook on high 5 hours or low 7-8 hours until vegetables are softened.
Combine cornstarch and evaporated milk. Stir into slow cooker along with butter 30 minutes before serving,
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Sizes of canned corn may vary between 14-16oz. Nutrition information calculated using broth instead of water.
(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)