Corn and Potato Chowder

Recipe by MrsPres
READY IN: 50mins


  • 6
    ounces thickly sliced bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1
    large red onion, finely chopped
  • 14
    cup finely chopped celery
  • 15
    ounces frozen corn, thawed (3 cups)
  • 3
    cups whole milk
  • 1
    lb red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 12
  • 2
    tablespoons minced chives, plus more for garnish
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over moderately low heat until crisp, 10 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat and reserve. Add the onion and celery to the pan. Cook over low heat until softened, 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, puree 1 cup of the corn with 1 cup of the milk. Add the corn puree to the saucepan along with the remaining 2 cups each of corn and milk and the potatoes. Simmer over low heat until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the cream, chives and the reserved bacon. Season with salt, pepper and Tabasco.