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Corn Chowder

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword boiling corn on the cob, corn, corn chowder, corn chowder recipe, corn on the cub, grilled corn on the cob
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories 282 kcal


  • 6 corn ears 6 corn ears, grilled with husks on until nicely charred, removed from the cob with a sharp knife or, 2 pounds frozen
  • 1 potato 1 large russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 4 bacon 4 thick slices of bacon, sliced into slivers
  • ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove 1 garlic clove, peeled and core end removed
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper
  • ½ lime ½ lime, squeezed
  • ¼ cup white wine ¼ cup white wine
  • 6 cups chicken stock 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup half and half ½ cup half and half


  1. In a large heavy-bottom saucepan, over medium-high heat, cook the bacon with the olive oil until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set it aside.

  2. Lower the heat to medium and add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for 1 more minute.

  3. Add the potatoes, corn kernels, lime juice, and white wine. Stir until the wine is reduced. Add the chicken stock, bay leaf, the reserved corn cob if using, bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes until the corn and the potatoes are tender stirring occasionally. Remove the corn cob, bay leave and toss them.

  4. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Add the soup in batches, if need be, to a blender saving a cup of kernels and potatoes for later. Puree and transfer back into the saucepan.

  5. Add the half and half stir well over medium-low heat. Warm up the bacon.

  6. Place the soup into a bowl, add some of the kernels that you set aside to each bowl and sprinkle some of the bacon over it.

Nutrition Facts
Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 556mg16%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.