Hearty Corn Chowder-Secret Recipe Club

It’s that time again for the Secret Recipe Club reveal day! It’s exciting to be assigned to another food blog and go through the process of choosing a recipe to make for  the event.  AndiWinslow, author of The Wednesday Baker lives in Maine, loves  flower and vegetable gardening, cooking for her family and most of all, loves to bake with sugar she says she is addicted to. Her blog posts are filled with gorgeous photos of the sweets she bakes for her family and friends. I plan on baking many of them, but Fall is in the air and I am in a soup mood! A hearty, chunky and delicious looking Corn Chowder redolent with the flavor of crisp bacon and onions caught my eye while perusing the soups section. 

Corn Chowder

  • 6-8 slices of  slab bacon
  •  2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cans creamed corn, or homemade
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained, or 2-3 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups half and half 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh or dried parsley, optional
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. In a large Dutch oven, cook the bacon slices until crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. When cooled, break into pieces. Reserve.
  2. Saute the onions over medium heat in the bacon fat until soft and translucent, about 8 minutes. 
  3. Add the chopped potatoes and chicken broth. Cook 6-8 minutes until potatoes are done, but not too soft.
  4. Add the creamed corn, whole corn, milk, half and half and seasonings. Reduce heat and cook about 10 minutes. Swirl in the butter and add the reserved crisp bacon.
  5. While the corn chowder is delicious just made, the flavors meld after a day in the refrigerator. 
  6. Makes about 6 servings.


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  1. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
    September 19, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    Everything's better with bacon! This looks fabulous!

  2. Kristen
    September 19, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    That corn chowder looks so hearty and delicious. I am ready for fall weather and soup time!!

  3. Miz Helen
    September 19, 2011 / 4:56 pm

    This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!Miz Helen

  4. Erin
    September 19, 2011 / 6:08 pm

    This looks wonderful! Perfect now that the weather is cooling down! Great pick!

  5. Lisa~~
    September 19, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    This recipe looks and sounds just wonderful and perfect now that the cooler weather is upon us.If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.Lisa~~Cook Lisa Cook

  6. Heather
    September 19, 2011 / 11:03 pm

    MMM looks delicious! I'll need to get some corn before the season is over and try this out!

  7. AndiWinslow
    September 19, 2011 / 11:57 pm

    Thank you Lynn, So since you are a great cook I was hoping you would change/add something and you didn't. I would like to try another recipe for corn chowder, this was my mothers and it is the only way I have ever made it. But it needs to sit for a day to blend those flavors. I love your blog I had a list with about 10 things to make. Your meatballs/spaghetti is great. Had another dinner with them tonight. thanks, andi

  8. Jo
    September 20, 2011 / 12:30 am

    Your chowder looks delicious! I am happy to have soup weather back, this is one of my favorites to make.

  9. Rituparna
    September 20, 2011 / 6:09 am

    This chowder looks yummyilicious.Full of all the goodness this will fill the tummy & warm the heart.

  10. Dan
    September 20, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    what a hearty looking soup. It must really keep you warm inside.

  11. A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    September 20, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    Mmm! I love corn chowder and this recipe looks so good! I love anything with bacon!Jo-Anna

  12. Desi
    September 20, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    Oh my that looks like a bowl of comfort right there! Love that steam rising off the top!Check out my SRC post for Molten Lava Cakes if you like :)http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/09/septembers-secret-recipe-club-reveal.html

  13. Amy
    September 20, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    Yum! Looks great — I'm loving SRC, so many new recipes to try! I'm keeping this in mind for when the weather turns cold here.

  14. Amy
    September 20, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    What kind of potatoes did you use?I'd love it if you'd stop by my SRC post for Turkey Sloppy Joes!

  15. Pretend Chef
    September 20, 2011 / 6:02 pm

    Bacon is in the ingredient list, I'm sold. This soup looks so delicious and comforting. Perfect soup for the change of seasons. Great recipe pick for SRC. Have a great day.

  16. Julie
    September 21, 2011 / 12:43 am

    Corn Chowder is one of my favorite soups! This looks so delicious. Visiting from SRC!

    September 21, 2011 / 11:57 pm

    Just pinned this recipe. I will be trying it out soon!And thank you for being a part of the SRC with me (group b). I am excited and looking forward to next month too!Here is what I posted this month: Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Piehttp://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/pioneer-womans-chicken-pot-pie-secret.html

  18. Vivian - Let's Try These...
    September 22, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    you have a lovely blog. Thanks for being part of the SRC

  19. BigBearswife
    September 23, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    I love corn chowder! Looks great

  20. marla
    September 29, 2011 / 3:26 am

    Total comfort food…love the soup 🙂 Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C http://su.pr/2rtACr

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