Thursday, January 15, 2015

Grandma's Corn Chowder

Cold winter days are the perfect days to make a pot of soup - I made Grandma's Corn Chowder the other day, it was really delicious!    Right off the top, I have to say this is not my Grandmother's recipe or anybody's recipe that I know, it's from All Recipes, I don't care who it belongs to, it's a good one!  Another thing, I never plan a food post so if I have a picture and it's something worth sharing, I'll write about it, therefore, the picture may not be the very best!!

Grandma's Corn Chowder

1/2 c. diced bacon

4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped.  ( I used three nice sized red potatoes and left the peeling on, for some color)

1 medium onion

2 cups water ( I used chicken broth)

3 cups cream style corn ( I used one can of cream corn and two cups of frozen corn)

2 teaspoons salt

Ground black pepper, to taste

2 cups half and half

Place the bacon in a large pot over medium high heat and cook until crisp.  Drain and crumble, reserving about 2 tablespoons drippings in the pot.   Bacon would not have to be used at all, or you could just crumble some on the top, for whoever desires it!

Mix potatoes and onion into the pot with the crumbled bacon and reserved drippings.  Cook and stir 5 minutes.  Pour in the water or broth and stir in corn.  Season with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover pot.  Simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender.

Warm the half and half in a small saucepan until it bubbles.  Remove from heat before it boils, and mix into the chowder just before serving!

I froze the leftovers, after each having a nice size bowl, there are two more soup meals in the freezer for us.  I have been trying to make soup ahead and not buy canned soup any more, right now I have three kinds in the freezer.  It's so much better!!  


  1. That does look nice and warm and yummy! I chuckled at that fact it's not your grandmother's. Guess she was somebody's grandmother!

  2. I love corn chowder! One of our favorite eating places serves it with shrimp! YUM!

  3. Corn chowder is a real comfort food. I love to make it on a Saturday afternoon, especially when it's cold and damp outside. So warming!

  4. Sounds pretty tasty!
    I'll have to remember this one
    when we go back to colder weather.
    We are having a warm spurt this weekend, yea!

    M : )

  5. Hello Jill! Your corn chowder looks delicious! Isn't All Recipes great? Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! Stay warm. It's cold out there!

  6. I'm so hungry for corn chowder and I make it a lot like you do. Maybe I'll get the ingredients and make it this weekend! Hugs!