Old Mill Restaurant's Signature Corn Chowder

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

On a trip to Knoxville & Pigeon Forge Tennessee we ate at The Old Mill Restaurant. It's be in operation since 1830 and we had the most amazing Corn Chowder as the start to our meal. I prefer to use a ham base in this soup and the store bought is just as good as the homemade kind. This is a nice soup that tastes like it is more work than it really is.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix liquids and 1 tablespoon butter, add potatoes and onions, cook until done.
  2. Mix cracker crumbs, flour and seasonings. Add to potato and onion mixture.
  3. Sauté chopped bell peppers in remaining butter till tender.
  4. Add to potato and onion mixture.
  5. Stir to mix well, bring to boil; add half and half and corn.
  6. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. *Seasonings are to taste. Taste often and add extra as desired.


Most Helpful

Thank you for posting this recipe....we ate at the Old Mill a few years back and loved the corn chowder....I have tried several recipes but none have come close the Mill's recipe....now if I can find a recipe for their corn fritters....yummy!!!

SweetOlive February 04, 2010

We go to Pigeon Forge quite often and love this restaurant. I make this recipe often and everyone loves it!! They also have a great corn fritter recipe that goes with the chowder. Hint: The original has a ham taste so I use ham stock made fresh(i can't find it in the grocery here). I have made with beef and is still great!!!

Kyluh January 27, 2008

This was the only thing that I had at the old mill restaurant that I really enjoyed and it was almost worth the hour + wait

Carol T. September 09, 2013

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