Corn Chowder (in 10 minutes)

Recipes, Soups

Corn chowder in white bowl with stack of saltine crackers

There are days that I pour myself a cup of tea (or wine, depending on the day), turn on some Louis Armstrong and play around with ingredients in the hopes of creating something fabulous.  And there are other days when I fly in the house after work with a cranky two-year old who needed to be fed an hour ago and nothing is prepared.  For those days, this soup is a saviour!

I’m not usually a fan of using canned food, but the creamed corn really adds to the texture and makes this chowder so easy to whip up.  I know this calls for bacon, but it is an example of a little going a long way in the taste department.


  • 3 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon until the fat is mostly rendered and the bacon is fully cooked.  Remove from heat and pour the bacon and any grease onto a plate lined with paper towel (to absorb as much fat as possible).
  2. Place the saucepan back over the heat and cook the onion and celery until fragrant and transparent, about 5 minutes.  Add the bacon, creamed corn, milk and frozen corn and bring to a simmer.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


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15 Comments on “Corn Chowder (in 10 minutes)”

  1. Peggy

    Yummm my favorite – going to try this tonight !! Thanks for sharing all of your delicious cooking with us !!!????????????

  2. Holly

    I just made corn chowder for dinner this evening! Very similar recipe but at the end I add a squirt of siracha hot sauce… Sounds strange but it adds just the perfect amount of zing!
    Thanks for sharing this quick and delicious soup!

  3. Steven

    How much does this yield? Can we multiply the recipe?
    ***redirected here by the beautiful Jillian Harris. 🙂

  4. Joyce

    I have been looking for a good recipe that doesn’t have cream!! Thank you. Is there anything you can substitute the bacon for? I know lot of people like bacon, but I personally do not, but wondered what the flavour would be like without bacon, or if you have any suggestions as to what to put in the chowder to substitute. Thanks!

    1. Tori Wesszer

      Hi Joyce!
      Thanks! I would just use some vegetable oil for frying the onion and skip the bacon, I don’t think there is anything that I would use to substitute it with other than that, but you may want to add a bit more salt?

      Take care!

  5. Sydney

    So good! To the folks wondering what they can substitute the bacon I have often used leftover ham – we have actually started to prefer it that way 🙂

  6. Melissa

    Hey Tori… how would you substitute fresh corn? How much, and what would I need to add to it in order to get the creamy consistency since I’m not using the creamed corn in the can…


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