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Cheesy Corn Chowder

I've had this chowder recipe for 30 years, and the whole family really enjoys its cheesy corn taste. It makes a big pot—enough for seconds! —Lola Comer, Marysville, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings (3-3/4 quarts)


  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups sliced fresh carrots
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 cans (11 ounces each) gold and white corn, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups 2% milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed Velveeta


  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until onion is tender. Add the water, potatoes, carrots and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in corn and pepper. In a large bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; add to soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheeses; cook and stir until melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 282 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • RSiedy
    Jan 8, 2020

    Absolutely amazing!

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 1, 2019

    I loved this chowder! I couldn't wait to eat lunch the next day; it was even better!

  • Lowcalmama
    Jan 3, 2018

    Love this chowder!! Definitely my new favorite!!!

  • meholmes
    Sep 30, 2016

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  • Conniemf
    Feb 5, 2016

    I agree this is a very rich and delicious soup. Not too good for my cholesterol, however. I added celery, granulated garlic, some creamed corn.

  • omalnsun
    Feb 3, 2016

    Everybody loved this soup. I used Mexican blend instead of cheddar because that is what I already had in the fridge. I will definitely make this soup again.

  • ejt325
    Jan 10, 2016

    Loved this! Will for sure make it again.

  • katlaydee3
    Jun 9, 2015

    Excellent chowder, and it made a huge pot. I served this with BLT sandwiches.

  • gucci65
    Mar 5, 2015

    Wonderful. !! I have made this several times !!!!!!

  • Grammy Debbie
    Feb 11, 2015

    Delicious! I didn't have the exact listed ingredients, but I think my substitutes addressed some of the reviews that suggested it needed a bit more "zip." I used some homemade seasoned chicken broth I had frozen instead of the water and bouillon and I used shredded pepper jack cheese along with some shredded cheddar and instead of regular Velveeta, I used the new Queso kind. My husband loved it and I did, too, perfect meal along with a veggie tray and hot rolls for a cold winter night! And, as promised it made a nice big pot and we are both looking forward to leftovers!