Sassy Potato Corn Chowder



Two of my favorite foods are corn and potatoes.  I also love a bowl of nice, hot soup so if I can combine those three things I ama happy camper.  Cooler temps will arrive tomorrow, it will be a great time to sit down to a yummy bowl of comfort food.

For this recipe you will need:

4 slices bacon, chopped

3 cups cubed potatoes

1 (13 1/2 oz.) chicken broth

1 (10 oz.) package  frozen corn

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 TBS. flour

1/2 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)

2 cups whole milk

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp.  Drain and return to pan.  Stir in chicken broth, potatoes, onion and celery.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.


In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour and mayonnaise together.  Whisk in milk until well blended.  I like to use my Mickey Mouse whisk for this part.  Everything tastes better when Mickey helps, right?  Add to potato mixture and stir until thoroughly blended.  Cook 3 to 5 minutes until heated through.  I like to turn the heat back up a notch for this part.  Just until it bubbles again.  Then I turn it back down and let it thicken. 

 Today I used scallions in my chowder instead of  yellow onion.  I also used them as a garnish, along with a sprinkle of sharp, cheddar cheese.  It never lasts long in the pan once it is finished.  This soup is a big hit with my son.  Today he hugged me and asked me if I would write down all of my recipes for him so he could cook them when he grows up.  That was way better than any bowl of comfort food could ever be.  I hope you’ll give this a try and will enjoy it as much as my son and I do.  As always, thanks for reading!! 🙂




11 responses »

    • Thank you so much, it is one of my favorites. It is so yummy, we can’t get enough of it around here during the colder months. 🙂 Your Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies look delicious. I can’t wait to give them a try!

  1. I love corn chowder. It’s one of my families favorite and we always know it’s officially fall when Mama makes corn chowder! Your recipe looks fantastic! I don’t use bacon, I use sausage but bacon would be just as outstanding if not maybe better! Your son is such a sweetheart!

  2. Yum! I think I could do this! Is there any reason that it has to be whole milk? I buy 1%. I was also wondering the same thing for the cookie recipe you posted on 9/22. I was hoping I could use Brummel & Brown yogurt butter and Splenda instead of sugar. Do you see a reason that I couldn’t? I would hate to try and waste the ingredients. I will if I have to. I love the story about B. How sweet! I love the Mickey wisk!

    • Pam, I’m sure 1% milk would work just fine for the chowder. I have used it before when I haven’t had whole milk. Hmm, I should keep Splenda in mind and try it next time instead of sugar. I don’t see why your Brummel and Brown wouldn’t work. The butter and sugar cook together and when it hardens it just holds the crackers together and gives it a yummy flavor. My Mickey whisk, one of the many gadgets I pick up on our trips to Disney. There are still a few pieces I want to buy!

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