Last updated on September 27th, 2017 at 05:45 pm
This Potato Corn Chowder is creamy, thick, flavorful and easy to make. Put everything in the crock pot and have dinner ready when you need it!
Potato Corn Chowder, reminds me of warmth, coziness, family and home! Comfort food to the max for sure!
You can make it it with minimum effort and almost without utensils or kitchen gadgets! (yes, I will tell you how I did it without much of anything!).
To make this Potato Corn Chowder even better, garnish it with bacon! Yes! Here’s my secret for the best bacon you will ever eat without making a big mess in the process How to Perfectly Cook Bacon in the Oven. You are welcome!!!
About 8 months ago, our family relocated from Southern California. We left our home state of many years extremely excited for new adventures, new friends, many dreams and hopes.
Because of jobs and school, we needed to made the move during the holiday season. We arrived in Alabama on December 24th (yes on Christmas eve) after a 4 day trip in 2 cars with 2 kids, 2 dogs and a grandma!
One of the kids got car sick occasionally and one of the dogs got car sick – always. Of course, no one ever had the same bathroom schedule so there were many stops along the way and many, many storms! Good times!!
Something we learned on our way is that McDonalds and Subways are everywhere! Followed by unusually named fried chicken places that sell beer and cigarettes (great combo!)
We arrived in Alabama to our
new home hotel room and because it was the Christmas holiday, we had to wait until after the New Year to find a house.
We finally found
a house an apartment and I cannot even tell you how ready we were to eat home cooked meals and take looooong showers!
When we finally moved into a new home, we camped out (we slept in air mattresses and had no furniture – yes more good times!) until our truck arrived from California. I don’t know how many stops at unusually named chicken places they made because it took the truck company over 25 days to get to its destination!
So, sick and tired of eating out all the time, I ventured to the nearest super center store and got myself a crock pot, a cutting board, a knife, a sheet pan and a spoon and this Potato Corn Chowder is the first meal I made!! It was heavenly!
- Make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock and omitting the bacon.
- 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!
- Love soups? Here are a few of my favorites!
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Black Bean Soup with Chipotle Crema
Italian Tomato Tortellini Soup
Ginger and Turmeric Carrot Soup
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- 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)
- ½ to 1 cup of 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
Mashing the potatoes helps make the chowder creamier. I like my chowder rich and creamy but I also like having some chunky texture For best results I make sure to have a good balance of mashed and big chunky potatoes.
Keep it vegetarian by using vegetable broth an omitting the bacon.
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