Corn Chowder

There was so much amazing corn this year, I froze a lot!  But now what?  You can only eat so many bowls of buttered corn!  How about Corn Chowder??


Combining hunter bacon (a thick chunk of Polish bacon, full of smoky goodness) with the flavor of fresh corn and cream – Well, here’s how you do it…

What you need:

  • ½ pound of hunter bacon
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to Do it:

Chop the hunter bacon in to large chunks.



Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to a large kettle and heat.  Add the bacon and cook until it just begins to brown.  Remove the bacon and set aside.

Add 4 Tablespoons of butter to the pot and heat on low until it’s melted.  Add the onion, garlic and corn kernels.  Cook until the onions are translucent.  Place about 1/3 cup of the vegetables with the bacon that was set aside.

Blend the remaining vegetables with the broth until it is a creamy puree.


Put it back in the pan and heat to simmer.  Add the half and half, butter and bacon mixture.  Simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.


Serve hot with chopped cooked bacon as a garnish.


Makes 4 servings



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15 Responses to Corn Chowder

  1. Wow this looks delicious! I’ve never had a corn chowder, and I bet the bacon really takes it to the next level!

  2. Randi says:

    Corn Chowder is the best! I am glad you shared your recipe!

    Thank you for linking up at our Home Matters Link Party!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Randi :)


  3. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! We hope you’ll come back again next Thursday when we open our doors at 9:00 AM EST. Pinned, Yummed, Tweeted!

  4. Janice Wald says:

    Hi Helen,
    I love corn chowder.
    Thank you for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

  5. Oooh, this looks and sounds so delicious! And easy too! Thank you for sharing on Our Simple Homestead blog hop. I’ve pinned all 3 of the posts you shared.

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  7. Pinned and totally making next week. This sounds delicious, Helen!

  8. Dan says:

    I modified this recipe just a little bit as I do most recipes.. It was very good!! I will definitely make it again.. I thought the onion amount was too much and I will decrease the amount next time.. I also thought it was a bit sweet, so I kicked it up with some cayenne pepper.. that was great… I also garnished with crispy bacon, cheese, and chives.

    • HelenFern says:

      I love it!! I also modify recipes. I love that you tried it! I love the addition of cayenne and bacon! Thanks for sharing your additions and changes! And thanks for trying the recipe!

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