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Slow Cooker Potato Corn Chowder

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!
Course Dinner, Slow Cooker, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot corn chowder, POTATO CORN CHOWDER
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 303kcal


  • 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



You can use fresh or canned corn.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.8mg