Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A nice hearty chowder to warm you up on cold winter nights. A classic in my cookbook!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, cook bacon until almost crisp.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft.
  3. Add potatoes and water; cover and simmer until tender (about 10 minutes).
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt butter; blend in flour, and gradually add milk stirring until thick and smooth.
  5. Add thickened flour, ham, corn, salt, and pepper to large pot.
  6. Bring almost to a boil (don't boil!).
  7. Add milk if chowder is too thick.
  8. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. What a great chowder it made. Made exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. The chowder was silky, creamy and had a lovely flavor. The bacon was the predominant flavor in the chowder, next time I would use a little less. Made for What's on the Menu? Tag Game.

Baby Kato June 08, 2015

I made this last year for a dinner party. It went over so well that I got requests this year!

shyeyes6 December 14, 2007

Very good. Used chicken broth and frozen corn. Added corn with potatoes. Rather than making a rue, I just added the milk to the soup and thickened with cornstarch.

Peprich April 17, 2006

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