Simple Corn Chowder

Okay so, what’s the difference between a chowder and a soup?


No, no. I’m actually asking. My fingers are too lazy to ask Dr. Google, so I’m asking you. I’m calling this a chowder since it has corn in it. And cream and potatoes.

Okay I just looked it up. I’m basically right! Chowders are typically cream or milk based, and most of them have seafood in them. This one doesn’t, so is it just a chow?

You’re like, DER!

(get it?)

(don’t hate me.)

(chow. . .der – right, okay you got it.)

This is so easy it’s almost stupid. And it has bacon in it, so you can just call today a win.

Render it up, then add some veggies, then some cream, then some corn, then more bacon, then your head.

I have to go now because I have two babies climbing up the inside of my fireplace.


Get chowed! (der.)


Simple Corn Chowder:

What it took for 4:

* 3 to 4 slices bacon
* 1 white onion, diced
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 stalks celery, chopped
* 2 russet potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 2 cups milk
* 2 cups frozen corn
* salt and pepper to taste

Render your bacon until nice and crisp. Remove from the pan, set aside and crumble.

To the bacon fat, add the diced onions, garlic and celery. Sauté until the veggies start to sweat, 5 minutes. Add the potatoes and sauté another 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in the stock, cream and milk. Simmer on medium-high for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Add the frozen corn and cook a minute or two, until warm.

Taste it. Throw some salt and pepper in that thing. Taste it again. Want to punch yourself, right?

Serve with fresh parsley, reserved bacon crumbles and cheese toasts!


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15 Responses to Simple Corn Chowder

  1. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee February 19, 2014 at 9:49 am #
    I am going to use any excuse to eat tons of this. Well, I see it goes like this: chowder/soup is a liquid... must stay hydrated while pumping for the wee one... so it only benefits her for me to eat buckets full of this.... and done.
  2. Jen of My Tiny Oven February 19, 2014 at 10:01 am #
    This Chow-da looks so warm and comforting, I could use a bowl of this today!
  3. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite February 19, 2014 at 10:51 am #
    It's been so long since I've made a corn chowder soup. This one is definitely getting saved.
  4. Marie @ Little Kitchie February 19, 2014 at 10:58 am #
    Need this in my life!
  5. DessertForTwo February 19, 2014 at 11:26 am #
    I'm going to call today a win because I saw photos of your babes on instagram :)
  6. Sues February 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm #
    This is legit one of the most delicious looking chow-ders I've seen in a long time. Or ever, really.
  7. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche February 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm #
    I love thick and creamy chowders like this. I think maybe a chowder is chunky and a soup is smooth? Who knows.
  8. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes February 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm #
    chowDERS be fancy even when it's not - works for me!
  9. Averie @ Averie Cooks February 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm #
    Looks so good, Bev! pinned!
  10. Meredith February 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm #
    My kind of chowder!
  11. Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion February 20, 2014 at 7:25 am #
    I agree they are basically the same thing!.. this looks yummy
  12. Heather @ French Press February 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm #
    anything with bacon is a win - looks fantastic
  13. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine March 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm #
    Twins! I was always too lazy to ask google. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
  14. ami@naivecookcooks May 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm #
    Looks delicious!


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