Last updated on October 10th, 2018 at 07:10 pm
Potato Corn Chowder is creamy, thick, flavorful and easy to make in the slow cooker. This recipe for corn chowder features tender chunks of potato and creamy corn. Top it with crispy bacon for the most delicious chowder recipe!
I love easy crock pot soup recipes! Just like my Creamy Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup, this corn chowder recipe is what I call “dump and go”. Place all the ingredients in your crock pot and go about your day. Dinner will be ready when you need it! How amazing is that?
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Potato Corn Chowder, reminds me of warmth, coziness, family and home! This recipe for corn chowder is pure comfort food and perfect for cooler weather – although I must admit, I love soup any day of the year! I think I mentioned that before somewhere in this blog!!
You can make this Potato Corn Chowder with minimum effort and almost without utensils or kitchen gadgets! (yes, I did that when we moved from the West Coast to our new home in the South, our truck arrived a month later!).
How To Make Potato Corn Chowder
- I like to use russet potatoes for this chowder recipe because of their creamy texture. Peel and chop the potatoes into 1-inch cubes. They don’t have to be perfect, some of them will be mashed to give this soup a thick consistency without using a roux (flour and butter mixture).
- I use frozen corn for convenience but fresh or canned corn works also.
- Place the potatoes, corn, garlic, thyme and stock into the slow cooker. Season with salt, pepper and chicken bouillon. The bouillon is optional but I highly recommend it. It adds a lot of extra flavor to this simple corn chowder.
- Cover and cook!
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- When the potatoes are tender, I remove a big scoop of potatoes and mash them with a fork. Then, I stir in the mashed potatoes back into the chowder. This helps thicken the the soup without having to add flour – keeping this creamy chowder recipe gluten free.
- Add some heavy cream and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Be ready for the most delicious, soul warming, comforting potato chowder ever!
Take this slow cooker soup to the next level by topping it with smoky and crispy bacon! I share all my secrets for perfect bacon in this post How To Cook Bacon in the Oven! No mess, crispy bacon every time!
TIP: If you like a thicker chowder, after adding the cream cook the chowder a little bit longer than the 30 minutes specified in the recipe.
- Keep this chowder recipe vegetarian by using vegetable stock.
- You can use homemade chicken stock or store bought. Here’s my recipe for Basic Chicken Stock. Homemade is always best and has the best flavor. Make it in big batches and freeze it for later use!
- You can use half and half to cut on the calories but you need such a little amount of cream, you might as well use the real deal!
- Here are a few of our favorite soups
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Black Bean Soup with Chipotle Crema
Italian Tomato Tortellini Soup
Ginger and Turmeric Carrot Soup
Cheddar Ale Soup
Easy Thai Tom Yum Soup
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Slow Cooker Potato Corn Chowder
- 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 12 ounces frozen corn*
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 4 ½ cups chicken stock, homemade or store bought
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground chicken bouillon (optional but highly recommended)
- ½ to 1 cup heavy cream
- 12 ounces bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped
- Place the potatoes, the corn, onion, garlic, and thyme in the slow cooker. Pour the chicken broth over. Season generously with salt and pepper. Add the chicken bouillon (if using). Stir well.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 - 7 hours or on high for 3 - 4 hours or until the potatoes are tender and cooked through.
- Scoop out some of the potatoes onto a plate. Mash the potatoes with a fork and return to the crock pot, stirring them in to thicken the broth.
- Stir in heavy cream cover, and cook on low for an additional 30 minutes.
- Serve hot garnished with bacon
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