Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder For An Easy & Delicious Meal

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Hearty ingredients combine with great flavor in this homemade creamy corn chowder recipe. Serve with a side for a perfect evening meal. Minimal prep time and ready in just over an hour, your family will enjoy this recipe and ask for more!

Easy Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder

Everyone knows that Fall is the perfect time to enjoy soup and chili recipes. And if you are short on time, this recipe for homemade creamy corn chowder will satisfy your hunger and keep you warm when the nights become cooler.



Easy Creamy Corn Chowder Recipe

Questions About Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder? I Have Answers

What Is The Best Way To Thicken Corn Chowder?

Cornstarch slurry is the best way to thicken a broth-based soup. Mix cornstarch with water or broth and whisk into the soup.

Why Is My Corn Chowder Watery?

The soup may be too thin because you did not add enough flour or cornstarch. You may also have not cooked the soup long enough for the flour or cornstarch to fully activate. Lastly, your soup could also be too thin because you added too much liquid.

What Type Of Potato Is Best For Chowder?

Chowder is best made with naturally starchy Russet potatoes, rather than waxier types such as red potatoes or Yukon golds. When the potatoes cook, they release their starch into the chowder.

How To Add Flavor To Corn Chowder?

For a bit of a different flavor, try using some white pepper in the recipe. It will help to cut down on the taste of flour if you use a slurry to thicken up your soup.

Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder Recipe

What Ingredients Do You Need?

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (Feel free to omit the salt if you are worried about the chowder being too salty due to the chicken broth.)
  • 5 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 slices bacon, already cooked, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
easy creamy corn chowder ingredients

Kitchen Products Needed To Make This Recipe

  • Large stockpot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder Recipe Basics

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking and setting time: 50 minutes
  • Total time: 65 minutes
  • Servings: 8

Directions To Make The Recipe

Ok, now to get to the nitty gritty of the recipe.

Step #1

Wash, dry, prep your vegetables and set aside.

diced onions creamy corn chowder
diced potatoes easy creamy corn chowder

Time Saving Prep Tip: Some grocery stores sell onions already diced up, as well as packages of potatoes diced and cubed in the produce section. Be sure to check that section if you are short on time.

Step #2

In your Dutch oven or large pot, add in the butter and sauté the onions until they are translucent.

Step #3

Next, add in the potatoes, salt, and chicken broth and turn the burner to medium and let the chowder simmer for 30 – 40 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

Creamy corn chowder potatoes cooking

Step #4

Then, add in your corn and continue cooking for 15 minutes. Then add in the heavy whipping cream and milk. Let the chowder continue to simmer until the milk and cream have warmed up.

Cooking Tip: If you use frozen corn or fresh corn, your cooking time may need to be adjusted.

Step #5

Serve and top with bacon and the sliced green onions.

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What To Serve With Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder

So now that your recipe is done, what should you serve with it? Let’s take a look at some great side dishes to go with the homemade creamy corn chowder.

  1. One of the best sides to go with soup is a grilled cheese sandwich. Check out this one for the Gooiest Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
  2. Or how about a BLT? Definitely a favorite in our household. Here’s how you can Make The Perfect BLT Sandwich.
  3. Obviously, dinner rolls are served best with soup. Check out this recipe for Easy Homemade Fluffy Dinner Rolls.
  4. A not-so-obvious but delicious pairing with homemade creamy corn chowder is salmon. Check out this recipe for the BEST grilled salmon.
  5. Salad is always a good choice when you are serving soup. Try adding an easy Italian side salad to your menu plan.

Storing & Freezing Tips For The Leftovers

If you happen to have leftovers after making this recipe for homemade creamy corn chowder, what next?

What Is The Best Way To Store Any Leftovers?

Store them in airtight, completely full containers.

How Long Can Leftovers Be Stored In The Fridge?

You can store any of the leftovers in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Because of the milk products, I don’t recommend keeping it any longer than that.

Can I Freeze Creamy Corn Chowder?

You can freeze it up to 3 months in an airtight container, but I don’t really recommend freezing it. Because it contains dairy products, the ingredients tend to separate after being thawed. If you plan on freezing it, freeze it in single portion containers to cut down on this possibility.

What is The Best Way To Reheat This Recipe?

If you choose to use the stove to reheat it, cook large batches over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

To reheat in the microwave, cover individual servings with a microwave-safe lid or paper towel, microwave for 90 seconds, stir, then microwave for 20 seconds more, if necessary.

Printable Recipe Card For Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here is a printable recipe card you can add to your recipe binder.

Easy creamy corn chowder Recipe

Easy Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 slices bacon, already cooked, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Instructions

    1. Wash, dry, prep your vegetables and set aside.

    2. In your Dutch oven or large pot, add in the butter and sauté the onions until they
    are translucent.

    3. Next, add in the potatoes, salt, and chicken broth and turn the burner to medium and
    let the chowder simmer for 30 – 40 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

    4. Then, add in your corn and continue cooking for 15 minutes. Then add in the heavy
    whipping cream and milk. Let the chowder continue to simmer until the milk and
    cream have warmed up.

    5. Serve and top with bacon and the sliced green onions.

Notes

* If you are concerned about salt content, omit the kosher salt and use low salt chicken broth

*You will need slightly more cooking time if you use frozen corn

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1025mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 7gSugar: 13gProtein: 15g

All amounts are approximate. Consult your physician or registered dietician for exact nutritional values.

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I hope you enjoyed this recipe for homemade creamy corn chowder and got some new ideas for your Fall menu plan. Be sure to check out some of my other recipes as well!

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10 Comments

  1. I LOVE Corn Chowder and your recipe looks especially scrumptious!
    Congrats for being Featured at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy!

    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I am so ready for soup weather, I wish our weather in PA would cooperate.

  2. This looks so warm, comforting, and delicious! It’s been so cold here lately and I’ve been sick for almost 2 weeks so all of the soup looks amazing. I also want to try the creamy crab corn chowder and the spicy cheddar broccoli soup. They look really good too.
    xx – Maria

    1. Yeah, I had that same ick a few weeks ago, and it finally left my body. Hope you feel better soon!

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