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!

A bowl of corn chowder with potatoes and bacon


Slow Cooker Bacon Corn Chowder

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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.

Overhead close up of bacon corn chowder in a white bow.

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!!

Creamy corn chowder ready to serve in the slow cooker

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.

This easy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder simmers all day in the crockpot, and is ready to serve when you are ready to eat. Fresh vegetables, chunks of tender potato, and smoky bacon give so much flavor while the creamy corn base adds a touch of sweetness. The perfect cool weather soup!
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4.84 from 24 votes
Servings: 12 servings
Slow Cooker Creamy Bacon Corn Chowder
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder
This easy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder simmers all day in the crockpot, and 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. The perfect cool weather soup!
  • 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
  1. Place everything except for the evaporated milk, cornstarch and butter or margarine into the slow cooker.
  2. Add just enough water or chicken stock to cover the ingredients.
  3. Cook on high 5 hours or low 7-8 hours until vegetables are softened.
  4. Combine cornstarch and evaporated milk. Stir into slow cooker along with butter 30 minutes before serving,
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes

Sizes of canned corn may vary between 14-16oz. Nutrition information calculated using broth instead of water.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 254, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 513mg, Potassium: 613mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 38.1%, Vitamin C: 15.5%, Calcium: 11.2%, Iron: 15.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


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A bowl of Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

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This easy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder simmers all day in the crockpot, and 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.  The perfect cool weather soup!
This easy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder simmers all day in the crockpot, and is ready to serve when you are ready to eat. Fresh vegetables, chunks of tender potato, and smoky bacon give so much flavor while the creamy corn base adds a touch of sweetness. The perfect cool weather soup! #spendwithpennies #easysouprecipe #simplemeal #cornchowder #healthymeal #tastydinner


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

367 comments on “Slow Cooker Corn Chowder”

  1. What do we do with the optional butter?

  2. Could you use heavy cream instead of evaporated milk? That’s all I have at the moment.

  3. I’m trying to avoid dairy , can I just leave out the milk?

  4. Hi, this looks soooo good!  Do you think I could substitute the potato’s for cauliflower & the flower for coconut flower?

  5. Well, tried this for the first time today. I have an old fashioned corn chowder recipe but takes some time and work so I thought a crockpot recipe might be nice. I followed the instructions to the letter but it came out runny and the potatoes and carrots were barely tender. I left it on for 10 hours but no success. Don’t know where I went wrong.

    • I can’t say for sure, potatoes and carrots should definitely be soft when cooked in the slow cooker for 10 hours! Since the veggies didn’t cook/soften they also wouldn’t soak up the broth which would make it thinner. To thicken once the veggies are softened, you can either mash some of the potatoes or you can add additional cornstarch.

  6. ooohhhh sooooo yummmyyy! Thank you for the perfect recipe! Sharing the size Crockpot and the freezer details – holding back on ingredients – and pulling out to freeze is greatly appreciated. I did forget that I pulled out half to freeze and still added the same amount of cornstarch, evaporated milk and butter. So it was still delicious but more like soup than the chowder. But next time I know to put half since I pulled Half out. In the fall I make a lot of ready made meals, freeze, so easier to make this winter (OK I know LA-Lower Alabama – we don’t have a winter – you blink and winter is over! LOL) during football season – Friday nights – we will have extra guests Sat and Sun so I always have to go to meals ready! So glad to add yours! Also – I cheat and buy the bulk already cooked Bacon at Sam’s and put the whole bag in the freezer and I take out however much I need when I need it and no hot kitchen/ FAST and simple! Thanks again and many blessings from anggnbama (Angie n bama)

  7. I’ve currently got this recipe in the slow cooker. I only put in half the onion, potatoes and carrots as found it too much. Kept everything else the same. Was able to fill up my 5qt. It’s been on for almost 4 hours on low and is already smelling delicious. This is my first time trying Chowder. I’ll let you know how I like it.

  8. I’ve made this several times. It’s cooking right now actually, as a massive ice storm hits here in Michigan. Love this recipe so much, thanks for sharing with us all!

  9. Just made this first time tasting really delicious

  10. Made this recipe several times, it’s always a hit with everyone that’s tried it.

  11. very good, great for cold winter days

  12. hi hollie i am cooking this as i write a reply it sounds n looks yummy in your pictures i am sure it will taste awesome loving your recipes xxx lynda from essex uk

  13. Great recipe, Very east to prepare. Family loved it and so did my neighbors.

  14. Loved this recipe! It was a last minute soup decision so I made it on the stove instead of the slow cooker and added smoked bacon instead of regular as I had some on hand. It’s a family/friends fave now. Will definitely be making it again. Excellent with homemade garlic and cheese biscuits.

  15. It’s a cold day and night in Georgia – perfect night for a delicious chowder. I followed the recipe adding extra carrots and 2 cubes of chicken bouillon. Great flavor. My husband liked it too. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I accidently only added two potatoes to this recipe do you think it’ll still turn out ok?

  17. Meant to give this 5 stars in earlier post. 

  18. I cut up the onion, carrots and fried crispy bacon the night before.  Diced the potatoes and left skin on that morning.  Used heavy whipping cream instead of evaporated milk. Added some sugar to it, also.   This is a delicious recipe and my family loved it. 

  19. Excellent soup. The second (and each subsequent) time I used sweet potatoes. They added flavor. Sometimes I’ve added chicken too.

  20. I’ve made this recipe several times and love it. It is great for a big family. And taste excellent the next day re-heated.

  21. Made this for my womens Bible study group. It was a hit. Nice and creamy with flavor.

  22. I’m making it for dinner tonight. It sounds delicious!

  23. I’m getting ready to stick everything’s in the crockpot now. Do you throw the bacon in now too? 

  24. Oh this was so easy to make.  All the kids loved it and my picky eaters even ate with no complaint. Will definitely add this to list of favourites 

  25. Can you use bacon bits? Just wondering as that’s all I have atm..

  26. I made this recipe it smelled so good but it is way to sweet for my tastes. I tried putting more stock in it and it helped a little. Maybe milk would be better?

    • You must have used sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk. None of the ingredients would make it sweet. Try again!

  27. 5 stars..but I can’t tell if that was what I marked

  28. It was GREAT…Can I freeze??

    • There are freezing instructions in the post. I haven’t tried freezing this with the dairy in it. Please let us know how it works out for you if you do freeze it.

  29. Made this tonight. Added peas and turkey. Delicious!

  30. Great chowder and quick on a cold day. Yummy

  31. I meant to say I gave it 30 minutes

  32. When I woke up, I completed the last step, have it 30 minutes, and yum! We had a feast! This one is a keeper! 5 Stars thanks, Holly!

  33. Today’s the day! The first step of this recipe is in the crock pot, minus the thyme, since my family hates thyme. Now I sleep so I can work graveyard shift tonight. To be continued….

  34. The chowder tastes great, however, 2 T. cornstarch will not thicken this amount of liquid, especially in a slow cooker even if it’s on high. I cooked it on high for 6 hours so did not have to wait for it to heat up before I added the milk and cornstarch. In my mind chowder is thick and rich, not runny. I ended up putting it on top of the stove and making a roux of flour and chicken broth to thicken it. Then I adjusted the seasonings.

  35. Hello! Will I need to heat the cream in order for the cornstarch to incorporate?

  36. I made this for dinner tonight. My family was a little hesitant when I told them it was corn chowder, I had never made anything like this before. Let me tell you…It was a hit! 5 stars! I can’t tell on the rating if I am clicking on 5 stars as for some reason it’s not labeled on my computer. BUT will be making this again!

  37. Super yummy and easy. It was a crowd pleaser.

  38. I just made this yesterday, everyone who taslted it loved it including me. Very Good!!! I diced the potatoes with skin on and put in a couple handfuls of pre shredded carrots that I had on hand also used chicken broth. Will definitely make this again!

  39. I made this over the weekend and it was delicious!! Definitely a keeper!!!!

  40. Do you have to use evaporated milk or will regular or 1/2 and 1/2 work?

  41. I made the corn chowder but it wasn’t creamy(thick). I added 1 more tsp. of starch to thicken it but that did not happen. Where did I go wrong?

  42. I made this chowder the other night with no alterations. I chose the frozen corn over canned, the broth instead of water and used the option to add butter. With all of the prior corn chowder recipes I’ve tried in the past, my family agreed this was one of their new favorites.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Can’t wait to make it again.

  43. Fantastic! I happened to have every ingredient at home which was a bonus. It was very simple to make and aside from washing, peeling, and cutting veggies the prep time is pretty low. I added fresh lobster and crab chunks to it towards the end and it was amazing.

    *I did notice that the potatoes and carrots were still a bit tough after 5 hours therefore, I continued cooking an extra hour. This may have to do with the size of it though. I was also worried because I added a little too much liquid but that seemed to no longer be an issue after the cornstarch mixture was added.

    I will certainly be making this recipe again!

    • I’ve made a corn chowder before, very similar to this one, and I used a bottle of clam juice as part of the liquid. Delicious! Would be great with your added crab and lobster.

  44. Used mushrooms instead of bacon and added extra spices, turned out delish!

  45. The soup is amazing! I did not use the creamed corn but used extra regular farm fresh picked and frozen corn from last season. I made it in a regular stock pot due to time constraints. Sauteed the onions and carrots to soften them. I use pecan wood smoked bacon because it was on sale! Didn’t have thyme herbs so I used thyme essential oils. The whole house smells amazing. With four adults and two kids there were no leftovers.

  46. I just made the corn chowder using what recipe called for and it was so good !!!

  47. This soup was great I added shrimp last 4min and it was wonderful,will make again.

  48. These sound great. I love slow cooker

  49. I am going to make it as is……Sounds good and I’m a retired guy just getting into cooking. I want to pay my wife back for all the years (45) she cooked for me. So far I love cooking and grilling…some of my dishes are actually very good.

    • Hi Jim, I hope you and your wife enjoy this chowder! You made me smile from ear to ear this morning! Cooking is really fun isn’t it?

  50. Will soup turn out ok if added all the items first except the milk ?

  51. Will Chowder turn out ok if added the corn starch and butter with all indrigrents ?

  52. Made a variation of this tonight on the stove. Great recipe, just adjusted for our tastes and what was on hand. My husband loved it, which is quite the compliment.

    I read through the comments here and must tell you I admire your patience!

  53. This was delicious! Never had corn chowder before but the family loved it. My picky toddler even had quite a few spoonfuls, which is a win for me. Thanks!

  54. Okay, this is the bomb!! I take back what I said about the bacon it’s perfect!! I mashed things pretty fine and added butter and milk and yas!!! I also sprinkled cheddar cheese on top because why not !? Love this recipe!!!!

  55. Do I have to use evaporated milk? Can I use plain 2% milk instead?

  56. This recipe was way too much work and clean up for crock pot soup…frying a lb of bacon, chopping carrotts, onion, potatoes, etc…a big mess and it took all day to prepare, cook and clean up and was nothing special. Just tasted liked creamed corn soup. Really disappointed.

  57. I made the full recipe of corn chowder. I took it to my hunting camp and served it for lunch yesterday.
    Needless to say it was delicious. We had eight hungry people and had just enough left for a couple is servings last night.
    We all enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this. I will be making it again soon.

  58. Has anyone actually made this instead of complaining about the ingredients? How was it?

  59. Instead of adding cornstarch, I added about 1 cup of instant mashed potatoes (along with the potatoes in the recipe). This thickened the soup. I also used 1/2 spicy sausage and 1/2 Bob Evans original sausage to give it a kick. My son-in-law requested for his birthday dinner!

  60. Add a pack of dry Ranch or your homemade version. It needs a little punch.

  61. I am starting a website and blog myself..I love this one! Thank you will be making this recipe tomorrow. Great idea. I love your name, and I will continue to follow you.
    BTW, I will probably try buttermilk, I am lactose intolerant but buttermilk sets well with me.,

  62. This recipe needs to be halved to be used in a 6qt pot. Full recipe basically overflows a 6qt.

  63. 5 hr on cooking potatos on high are not done. waiting 8 hrs now

  64. I cooked on low for 7 1/2 hrs and the potatoes and carrots were very al dente! I cut them to a very small dice! I think that next time I will be sure my frozen corn is defrosted or use canned whole corn but the flavor is great. One thing, unless one watches the video, using the masher before serving is not mentioned in the instructions. I used red potatoes . Should I have used another type to ensure a more tender-better cooked-result?

  65. Great recipes

  66. do you know the calories and fat and Sodium est for this soup?

  67. I made this today. I followed the recipe just like it is and it was delicious. I will be making it for my husband again. He love broccoli cheese soup so I am going to try thstvrecipe also.

  68. I’m terrible at estimating how much salt and pepeer to add when the recipe says “add salt and pepper to taste…I need to know how much salt and pepper to add the the slow cooker bacon and corn chowder soup recipe??!

  69. My issue is the potatoes and carrots! I made this recipe yesterday! Followed recipe to the letter. Potatoes and carrots NEVER cooked! Hard and crunchy!!! I kept in pot 3 more hours on low…no luck! I SUGGEST par boiling potatoes and carrots with the onion in broth before putting into crock pot!!! Could have been really delicious!!!

  70. Where can I find the calorie and other contents – sodium, protein etc for your foods? Made the corn chowder tonight.

  71. I’m making this tonight and I didn’t read the recipe right and added the bacon raw to all the ingredients. It has currently been cooking on high for 5.5 hours. Do you think the soup will still be good or did I ruin it?

    • The soup should be just fine. It might have a little bit of oil but it will also likely have lots of great flavor! Please let us know how it worked out for you! :)

  72. Hello!

    I’ve made this chowder before and loved it! However, I don’t eat meat and was wondering if you might suggest something else to give it a bit more pizzazz?

    Thank you!

  73. Made it ate it with corn bread tasted great

  74. This looks awesome! One of our favorite local breweries has a corn chowder we get almost every single time we’re there. I was looking for a good recipe that I could make in the crock pot here at home. Can’t wait to try this!

  75. Holly, I’ve made your crock pot recipe for the bacon-corn chowder. I started chopping and dicing at noon today expecting to have this chowder for dinner (7:00ish.) Well, leave it to random acts of nature in Oklahoma, because no more did I get everything but the broth into the crock pot than we had a power outage encompassing 1400 homes in my area! Sooo, after 3hours of no electric, I continued with your recipe. Currently it is 8:45pm and the chowder is finished and I have to say it tastes DELICIOUS! I’m sharing it tomorrow with my neighbor and my daughter. They are both thrilled that the power returned because we all love corn chowder! I’m including each of them several slices of crunchy french bread and highly suggesting a crisp white wine to complete the meal. Thank you for the fun cooking experience. ~ Maggie

    • Oh my gosh… what an ordeal for you!! I’m so glad you got the chowder cooked, even though it’s late. I’m sure your neighbor and daughter will appreciate some corn chowder! :)

  76. Would adding a green veggie; kale, spinach, collard etc. work with the corn chowder?

  77. Can i add crab to this recipe??? Has anyone tried this?

  78. Made this, rocked the house with it! All gone in two days and my husband disappointed there wasn’t more!
    I’m going to make it again today, and experiment…I have tons of pork in freezer, out of bacon, so gonna fry some pork and throw it in about an hour before I put in the dairy.
    FYI yall, Google substitutes for any thing you are out of or don’t want to use that a recipe calls for…I do this all the time and there are tons of ways to get around things you don’t have. I’ve used pancake syrup for honey or brown sugar, baking powder/cornstarch/flour all have interchangeable ratios, and heck, I didn’t have the dairy for this recipe so threw in some ranch flavored dip I had in fridge…actually gave it even more flavor! enjoy!!!

  79. I made the slow cooker corn chowder today and it was so easy and delicious. definitely adding this one to the family favourites

  80. Approx how many cups of diced potatoes did you use? I’ve seen really small potatoes and really large potatoes. Not sure how much to use for this recipe.

  81. Hi Holly – your recipe sounds delicious and your pictures look sooooooooo gooooooood!! Can’t wait to make this. My Mum used to make Corn Chowder on the stove and instead of bacon she used salt pork. It was so good and even better the next day. Thank you so much for your recipe.

  82. I made this yesterday and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)

  83. I made this being skeptical, it out outstanding! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I can’t wait for cold snowy nights during the winter, this will be perfect!!!

  84. I’ll be making this for Souper Saturday at church this week.

  85. Does anyone know about how many calories are in a bowl?

  86. This is definitely a keeper! Thanks so much. The only thing I did differently was added dill and a bit of ham with the bacon! Yummy!

  87. Everything looks so good !! Thank you :)

  88. I only have a 4 qt, so I halfed the recipe, however even though I followed the recipe, the soup doesn’t thicken, its more brothy…any suggestions?

  89. I’m always Leary of internet recipes but I tell ya……this was THE BEST corn chowder yummy! I halved everything except the bacon.

  90. How well does this freeze?

  91. I am going to try this. It sounds perfect for what I want. BUT is there any way to follow it all & just leave it warm or simmering until being served, instead of adding the corn starch, milk & butter 30 min. before serving ???..Can frozen diced potatoes be used ? Also need directions to make on the stove. Than to everyone I need to get cooking!

    • It would be fine left on warm for a while after cooking. The texture of the diced potatoes may be a little bit softer but I’m sure they would work fine in this recipe.

  92. Greetings

    I am about to use my crock pot for the first time however I realized it is a 4 qt not a 6 qt…do I just half everything or how would I change it to work with my crock pot, I do not cook very often and am very inexperienced so please be kind in your response, I appreciate all the help you can give! Thank you so much and have a blessed day!

  93. Sounds delicious but I miss calorie count, salt, etc.

  94. How do I print this?

  95. Curious if you can leave out the potatoes. That is a lot of starches.

    • The potatoes add thickness and volume to the soup. You could certainly leave them out however that would definitely change the texture of the recipe.

  96. Recipes for slow cooker bacon corn chowder

  97. Made this for dinner this evening & it was amazing! I used thick cut bacon that I cooked in the oven & put it in about 3 hours to go, it finished off the cook of the bacon & was so crispy. I also used 2 cups chicken broth and 1 cup of water still gives it that yummy flavor but a teeny bit healthier. Thanks for the great recipe!

  98. Is it supposed to be thick? Mine is pretty watery :/

    • It should be slightly thick once you add the cornstarch & evaporated milk and it heats. If yours is too watery you can add a little bit more cornstarch or you can slightly mash some of the potatoes.

  99. I will try the, look so delicious…. Thank you

  100. Is this recipe gluten free? It looks wonderful but I’m just wondering. I think it is…

  101. Has anyone tried adding chicken to the recipe? I wondered how much might be a good amount to start with?

  102. The written recipe is correct. 5 hours on high.

  103. I am wanting to make this. I saw it makes 12 servings. Is one serving 1 cup? Thanks in advance!

  104. Love ur soup

  105. Hi! Is it possible to modify this by adding chicken? If so, would I add the chicken in to cook first and then take it out, cook it separately, or cook it with everything else?

    Thanks so much!

    • I haven’t tried it but I’m sure it would be great! You likely wouldn’t want to cook the chicken too long as it can dry out. I would suggest adding cooked shredded chicken within the last 30-45 minutes.

  106. Has anyone slow cooked this on low for 8+ hours? Wondering how this would turn out while I am at work. Thanks!

  107. Hi! I’ve made and loved a couple of your recipes. I read through the comments about the the great milk debates and my question is s little off to the side of the debate. Would it be a waste to make the recipe and not add extra dairy? I’m not worried about calories/fat (even though I should be) and I’m only slightly lactose intolerant – I am just not a fan of creamy foods. The creamed corn itself would max me out in creaminess.

    Just curious if you’ve tried it before the milk…


    • I’ve tasted it before the dairy was added and it is still delicious! If you eliminate the dairy I would suggest just mashing a few of the potatoes in the soup to add a little bit of creaminess. Enjoy Wendy!

  108. For the corn chowder can you use something other than evaporated milk?

  109. Want to make this but see a discrepancy between the cook time in video and cook time listed on recipe. Please help!!!

  110. Hi what size slow cooker does the bacon corn chowder recipe require?

  111. I love a good corn chowder. Just the nurishing meal for a family….wuth homemade cornbread or bread.

  112. Nutritional information would be nice!

  113. I’m anxious to try your corn chowder. Recipe looks great. I’m glad you added a video but it wasn’t the best, an add then it went dark, but still glad you gave us one. Thank you.

  114. Buy ears of corn and roast them uncovered on the BBQ along with half the potatoes. Cut corn from cob and add that instead of the regular corn and plain potatoes. Much better flavor.

  115. I thiK I’ve watched the FB video for this like 50 times now. Totally making it once I get my lazy butt to the store – it looks so easy and tasty!

  116. Can you substitute lactaid milk for the heavy cream? I’m lactose intolerant, and love chowders… and haven’t had one in ages!

    • I haven’t used lactaid so I’m not sure how it does heating up. If you’ve used it before and find it doesn’t curdle, that should be just fine.

  117. I add chicken that I brown in the bacon drippings. Yummy!

  118. I made this soup tonight… exactly as the recipe says! Super delicious .. family loved it!! It’s a definite keeper !

  119. When I add cooked crumbled bacon to a crock pot recipe, I get rubbery soft bacon and usually more fat than I would like in a soup. Does anyone else have this issue?

    • I like to put the crisply cooked bacon crumbled on the top/surface of the soup like a garnish just before serving it. While it does not lend the “smokiness” and saltiness to the soup in general it does eliminate the fat that cooks out of it

  120. I make corn chowder for my husband’s work lunches and freeze it. There is no problem with the milk in it.

  121. I made this on the stove top and my family loved it! There is none left

  122. This soup looks delish, but I don’t eat bacon. I was thinking of substituting some precooked crab. Do you think the best time to add that would be with the evaporated milk at the end? Thanks!

  123. Do you drain the corn or add the whole can of corn?

  124. I can’t wait to try the corn chowder it looks just yummy!

  125. I love soup!

  126. I can’t eat dairy. So I would not use the cream corn or evaporated milk. I have made a similar chowda b4

  127. So what will happen if you add the evaporated milk and cook it for the 5 hours?

  128. This sounds wonderful and I plan to make it. Then will definitely leave a review. But as you said it could keep in the fridge for a few days , wondered how best to go about reheating g it since it had the milk base to it. Also. Once prepared and the milk and cornstarch are added, could it stay on warm longer if not ready to eat yet.

  129. Looks great can’t wait to try it

  130. I cannot imagine adding rosemary to creamed corn ( or anything else, for that matter.) you are making this waaaay too hard.

  131. What kind of spices are used for this recipe?

  132. Can you freeze leftovers?

  133. Does the bacon get soggy or mushy after being cooked in the soup?

  134. Can I substitute the bacon for ham? Only asking because I have all ingredients except the bacon, but I have ham!

  135. There are a lot of comments about using different milk products to use as a cream base for this chowder. Myself in making many creamed base chowders I use cannellini beans. Now you eliminated dairy products that many people do because of there healthy conscious way of eating. Take a can of beans rinse it put it in a blender and blend until smooth. If you have a stick blender take some of your liquid out of the crock pot add to you beans and blend it. Beans are used all the time to thicken soups and stews. You now have added a good protean and eliminated a dairy product . Give it a try you just may do this to many other soups and chowders

  136. Everything used in these is a favorite of mine. I’m going to try them all!

  137. Sounds good I think I’ll try this I like cooking winter dishes

  138. My veggies and bacon are in the crockpot, as I write. I found Carnation Evaporated 2% milk to add later when time. I can’t wait for the finishest product!

  139. I would like the recipe for the broccoli cheese soup…


  140. I made this and my 4year niece made it too don’t know how but her’s was better she did all the stuff even cutting the stuff herself

  141. Can you freeze this soup

    • 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.

  142. Tried.doing the cabbage roll soup for them first time it was a big hit entire family loved it can’t wait to try the corn chowder

  143. I love to cook, and everyone loves soup. Can’t wait to try it.

  144. Hi !! instead of evaporated milk, can you just use 12 oz of regulare milk or 2% lowfat milk?

  145. I get so frustrated with recipes with inexact measurements. “4 potatoes.” Potatoes comes in size from 3 oz. to almost a pound. “1 large onion.” And a large potato in your family may be different from a large potato in my family. Is there any reason that the cook can’t gather and prepare her ingredients and then MEASURE them ? ? ?

    Another one that drives me crazy is “1 clove of garlic”. Garlic cloves range in size between a kidney bean and a golf ball. If I have to use 2 or 3 small cloves, wouldn’t it be nice if the recipe just said “xxx tsp. garlic”?

    • In this recipe the measurements of the potatoes & onion can vary with equally delicious results.

      There is no specific reason that a cook couldn’t gather and prepare her ingredients and then measure them however, in this case if you have 2 cups or 2 1/2 cups of potatoes the recipe will be wonderful and you won’t be left wondering what to do with that extra 1/2 potato that doesn’t fit into the specified measurements. The same goes for the onion, you can use one whole onion regardless of size.

      I’ve not come across golf ball sized garlic cloves yet, however this recipe doesn’t contain garlic.

    • You don’t sound like you cook much Marilyn! The fun of cooking is to NOT measure!

  146. as I often make soup for our seniors group it would be nice to show how many people this would feed say if ea got 1 cup of soup .We can get anywhere up to 20 people

  147. Hi, great recipe. When I think of chowder I think of a thick soup. So when the potatoes are almost finished, I use a potato masher to hand mash some of the potatoes to get the thickness that I want. You could also put some of the corn in a blender and blend it to a soup consistency, that will add to the thickness as well.
    To substitute for creamed corn, just use whole kernel corn, if you want, you can run it through a blender to make it soupier.
    For the condensed milk, substitute cream or whipping cream.

  148. Corn Chowdr

  149. What if I cooked this on the stove top? How long to cook it


  151. Saw the video on FB for this yesterday and it looked awesome! BTW, I would say at least 15-20% of my FB feed is either your videos or videos you share. Like seriously…the FB gods love you :) And I bet everyone would love this chowder!

  152. The corn chowder sounds yummy. With cold weather coming soon this will hit the spot. We have a friend that makes bread bowls and with this chowder will be so good.

  153. Looks delicious

  154. Can’t wait to try other recipes of your soups the slow cooker corn chowder was wonderful

  155. The recipes look great. Can’t wait to try them

  156. Hi Holly!
    I am really carb conscious and have lately been adding cauliflower instead of potatoes to soup. I did it with your corn chowder and actually think the soup tasted better with cauliflower ! I also use heavy cream instead of evaporated milk.

  157. Could you use frozen diced potatoes instead?

  158. I’m making this for a night this week! Thanks for the recipe!!

  159. Love the bacon corn chowder in the crock pot recipe! Could I use Turkey Bacon instead of traditional pork bacon ?

  160. I am saving this recipe….I know my family and friends will enjoy this soup/stew/chowder as much as I will……Thank you so much for sharing…

  161. could I make this recipe for corn chowder on the stove tks

  162. Making this now! Looks and smells amazing! Can I freeze the leftovers?

  163. You didn’t state what size cans of evaporated milk. Small or large. Big diff. That way I will know how many cups of low fat half and half to use.

    Thanks for your anticipated answer

  164. 20 below zero here in wisconsin…. This sounds perfect!

  165. am in the middle of making this wonderful sounding recipe. looking delicious!! good for rainy,indoor days

  166. How big of a crockpot would this particular recipe need?

  167. In the middle of cooking it as we speak. . . I’ll let you know how it goes!:-)

  168. Sounds yummy!
    Do you drain the cans of corn??

  169. Oh, yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe. This might be just the ticket to cheer up the family since we seem to be experiencing “second winter” over here in Kansas. :-) I came over from Lil’ Luna’s link party.

  170. Thank you for posting…this looks great! We just had another brand new foster baby join our home so the slow cooker is looking very inviting! :) Please stop by and link up at “Pin it Again” Friday…we are LIVE! :) (

  171. This sounds really good! I love corn chowder. Thanks for sharing!

  172. This looks wonderful! Pinned it to try later!!

    Stopping by from Bowl Full of Lemons!

  173. This looks like a great soup. I like hearty soups. Will be sharing on FB. Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  174. oops never mind, didn’t realize it had to be approved first… made this the other day and added some fresh garlic & celery too, turned out yummy! :)

  175. Yum, this looks so tasty! And even better that its made with the slow cooker! Found you at melt in your mouth monday!

  176. Oh yum! I love slow cooker recipes! I’m definitely pinning this! I’m a new follower visiting from Flour Me With Love’s Mix It Up Monday party! So glad to have found you. Have a great week! (Not sure if my first comment posted so I’m trying again). :-)

  177. Oh yum! I love slow cooker recipes! I’m definitely pinning this! I’m a new follower visiting from Flour Me With Love’s Mix It Up Monday party! So glad to have found you. Have a great week!

  178. Maybe you could try low calorie evaporated milk. I wasn’t sure if they made such a thing but found this after doing a quick search on Google.

    • Some people don’t used ‘canned” products because “back in the day” the cans themselves weren’t healthy however cans are different these days without the problems.

  179. maybe instead of evarated milk u could use heavy cream my mom did that once

  180. Sound so yummy just wishing their was an alternative listed for can of creamed corn and cans of evaporated milk. Won’t feed my family either of them….will have to try to find a homemade choice for it cause this sounds too good to not try more healthier. Thanks for the recipe!

    • I would love to hear how your version works out Lauralee! Keep me posted! :) Enjoy!

      • Try using heavy cream for the canned milk and put some corn in your food processor with a little corn starch and chicken broth to make it creamed.

    • I learned a tip about milk/cream based chowders from my mother in law many years ago. She worked in a New England restaurant who had house specials of oyster stew and clam chowder. In stead of milk or cream they used Rich’s Frozen Coffee Rich coffee creamer. You can cook it all day and it never curdles, and tastes smooth and creamer. It is available in a nonfat variety also. It’s all I use now. Good luck.

    • Try cream in place of the canned milk. And its possible to make you own creamed corn. Just google a recipe and then replace the canned corn with it.

    • What is so bad about can cream corn and evaporated milk!

      • I wondered that too. They are pretty healthy.

      • Some brands Not gluten free.

      • Canned creamed corn is really watery. Not sure issue with evap milk. “Creamed” corn doesn’t really have cream in it…at least not where I learned it at Nana and Mama’s knees. Fresh corn cobs — take knife and cut tops of kernels off the whole cob stroke by stroke. Then go back with a spoon and scrape the cobs very firmly to get all the “cream” out of the cob. This tends to be a bit messy to your work area, but results are fabulous. Put results in a heavy saucepan with some butter, salt, pepper and cook slowly…covered…stirring occasionally until cooked down. Then simmer uncovered until thickened to personal taste. Oh the memories!!

      • I was just thinking the same thing! LOL!

      • It’s the possibility of BPA in the cans. However if using canned vegetables drain the water off.

      • I was wondering that too? Thought i was missing something!

    • I use half an half. The whole I get during the summer off the cob and freeze until I need. I also do not use creamed corn from can… why when you are adding cream in.

      • “Creamed Corn” DOES NOT HAVE CREAM(MILK) IN IT!!! Creamed Corn is rather a PROCESS whereby after the corn kernels are cut off the Cob THEN the cob itself is scraped by either the back (dull part) of a knife OR a spoon to get the milky like part of the kernel off the Cob. Also, the corn tends to be cut up smaller than the full size kernels. Thus it has a finer “milky” consistency. BUT there is no milk product in canned creamed corn. As others have stated you can make your own and a recipe is given in this blog or you can “Google” the process.

    • You can cream your own corn, using frozen corn. I’m sure you can find a recipe online. I haven’t looked but think you could also find a substitute or how to make your own evaporated mike. I’m really been amazed the ways I’ve found to make substitutes of items I need for a recipe and find I’m out of at the minute.

    • Lauralee- you can use rice milk in place of the canned evaporated milk.As for the creamed corn. I would guess making your own or leaving it out. Let us know how it works out. Marcia

    • I use whole milk or cream instead of the evaporated milk and it works fine.

    • I used clams and made a clam chowder instead and added celery instead of carrots plus used lactose free milk.

    • Frozen corn works as well as heavy cream

    • Get a real southerner to teach you how to to make homemake cream corn. It’s not anything like the canned versions. I don’t like the canned kind, but my mom’s friend made it homemade and it was to die for..maybe skim milk for the milk? Good luck

    • try adding heavy whipping cream instead of the evaporated milk. you can also buy organic corn in some stores. just put in a blender to get the creamy corn texture.

    • You could make your own creamed corn and use heavy cream instead of evaporated milk.

    • Just use corn and cream. Pretty sure this recipe can’t be messed up much.

    • Just make it and don’t tell themju what’s on it. You may be surprised.

    • I agree. Unhealthy with cream of corn and evaporated milk.

    • Use frozen or fresh corn (cut off the cob) AND use fresh milk and a bit of cream but beware that if you boil the soup the milk / cream may curdle or separate so keep the soup under the boil point if milk is used.

    • I make creamed corn by adding cream cheese and a little honey to regular corn so you might try that. You could probably use regular milk, half and half, or cream for the evaporated milk. Recipe sounds great. I’m getting ready to start it now.

    • You can always cream your own corn…either frozen or canned….

    • There is salt free cream of corn….a good alternative. And you can always use milk instead of the Evan in the can.

      • I buy the low or no sodium versions of all canned veggies.  Target has a nice selection but honestly, not one store that I have found has them all.  I puck up different ones at different stores.  Makes a huge difference in salt content.  My ankles can tell. 

    • I think I might sub half and half for evaporated milk and buzz corn, fresh or frozen in he blender with a bit of milk for the creamed corn. Sound OK?

    • Use frozen creamed corn, McKenzies is delicious. Can’t help you with the milk but I bet regular milk or heavy cream or half and half would work.

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