Smoky Corn Chowder

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by evelynathens

This recipe morphed from a chowder I developed for tinned clams. I loved the chowder without the clams and bacon gave a nice smoky counterpoint to the sweetness of the corn. This recipe is wonderful!

Top Review by KelBel

Wonderful chowder! Perfect for a cold, rainy weekend like we are having. The addition of the cheese gave the chowder a nice tangy flavor. I used a leek broth and Laughing Cow garlic and herb cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp.
  2. Remove and put on paper towels to drain.
  3. Crumble and reserve.
  4. Sweat onions, potatoes, and garlic in the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over moderate heat for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the wine and cook until the wine has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add vegetable stock, cream-style and niblet corn and cook another 10 minutes.
  7. Add milk, salt, pepper and cream cheese and heat to scalding (careful not to boil as milk will curdle), breaking up any chunks of cream cheese against sides of pot.
  8. Stir in bacon.
  9. Sprinkle each serving with some of the reserved green onion tops.

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