Bacon Cheddar & Corn Chowder

4 servings
50 min

Fall is finally here and for me that means it's SOUP weather! Yes, I am definitely a soup lover!


But then, what’s not to love?


As far as I’m concerned soup is in the top 5 of my favorite comfort foods.

And as far as favorite soups? Well, I’d have to say this Bacon Cheddar & Corn Chowder is pretty high on the list.


I’ve always loved the rich, creaminess of most chowders, and this one doesn’t disappoint in that department. It also doesn’t disappoint when it comes to flavor!


Bacon, cheddar, veggies…all add to the heartiness of this soup, as well as that delicious flavor.


It’s also SUPER easy to make and is a one-pot meal too!

Bacon Cheddar & Corn Chowder

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Ingredients


  • 6-8 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 10 oz bag frozen corn
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt ***more depending on if you used low-sodium broth

Instructions


Chop bacon into bite-sized cubes and place in a hot Dutch oven. Fry until crisp on the edges. (May need to do this in two batches) Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel-lined plate. Drain half the bacon grease. Add in olive oil. Add in the onions and potatoes. Saute for 2 minutes, scraping the bottom of the dutch oven to loosen up all the bits. Add in the garlic and saute for 1 minute more. Sprinkle the flour over the veggies. Let this cook off for another minute. Add in the chicken broth, cumin, thyme, and corn. Cover and let the chowder simmer on low for 10 minutes. When potatoes are tender, pour in the milk or half and half. Add the cheese and the bacon and let simmer on low for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and soup has thickened a bit. Serve with more cheese, green onion, or chives.

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