Corn Chowder is a great comfort food. This recipe is delicious and easy. Just add some cornbread for a quick meal your family will enjoy.

6 slices bacon, cooked crisp
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
4 or 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups water
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14.75 ounce) can cream style corn
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup 2% or regular milk
3/4 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Optional)
Cook bacon in skillet on top of the stove until crisp.  Remove and drain on paper towel.  Fry onion and garlic in about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease left in skillet.  Drain. In a pot on top of the stove cover potatoes with the 2 cups of water, bring to a boil and cook about 10 minutes until soft. Do not drain the potatoes.  Add onion, garlic, milk, corn, salt and pepper and continue cooking on simmer about 20 minutes longer stirring several times. Crumble bacon into soup. Stir to mix. Add cheese.  Makes 8 to 10 servings. Enjoy!
(Note:  I have added about 1/2 cup of frozen corn to the above about 10 minutes before the soup is done just to have more corn in the soup).
Serve with my recipe for Cornbread Muffins.
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  1. Can you use fat free milk?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t but see no reason why you couldn’t.

  2. Tracy Adkins says:

    I made this Chowder as is, but I add large shrimp….. Love It!

  3. LLoved it..used chicken boullion instead of water and did add a cup,of frozen corn..husband thought ‘too salty’ so will not add salt next time !

  4. Pat in Ca. says:

    Could you please make this page printable with out all of the adds and comments! ?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      The page is printable without the ads. Click on the printer icon under the recipe. You can remove the photo and any text you don’t want and print only the recipe.

  5. RUTH WOODSON says:

    My dad made corn chowder with mostly the same ingredients except
    .he also used chopped boiled eggs in it. Sounds creepy, but it was wonderful. Nothing better on a cold Iowa day

  6. wanda duckworth says:

    add apinch of chicken seasoning to this or chicken base,or chicken boullion

  7. I agree Nancy! Fully agree!

  8. yum! I love corn chowder!

  9. Rebecca Mullins says:

    Do you drain the water after cooking the potatoes, or leave it?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You do not drain the potatoes.

  10. Nancy Cummins says:

    Yum this was very good,but I did add a stick of butter to the pot, Sorry I have to have butter with my corn

  11. I make this with some shredded cooked chicken and frozen corn instead of creamed corn and it is delicious!!

  12. Oh yeh…this is MY kind of soup. I am printing it and will be making it one day soon. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week Judy!

  13. I never seem to have evaporated milk on hand so would have to swap that out, but I can’t think of anything I’d want to change. This looks great.

    1. Jeanieanne says:

      I use 1/2 & 1/2. it is delicious. Since I use it in my coffee, I usually have it on hand.

  14. Patty Kasiewicz says:

    We are going to give it a try on monday, that corn chowder looks sooo good.

  15. Martha in MS says:

    Gotta try this, I had a corn/potato soup recipe and lost it years ago. Hopefully this fits the bill. TY Southern Lady.

    1. Helen from Seattle says:

      I made your Savory Corn Chowder yesterday and shared with a friend. Divine!