Corn Chowder

The slow cooker makes this creamy corn soup a breeze to prepare. Serve this recipe with a generous amount of crumbled bacon.

Corn Chowder
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Slow Cook 4 hrs 40 mins (low) or 2 hours 40 minutes (high)


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium-size carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large Idaho potato (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 slices ready-to-serve bacon (such as Oscar Meyer), prepared according to package directions and crumbled

Make It

1. Place oil in a 4- to 6-quart stovetop-safe slow-cooker bowl over medium-high heat on stovetop. Cook carrot, celery and onion for 7 minutes or until softened.

2. Transfer to slow-cooker base and add potatoes to bowl. Pour broth over top and add bay leaf, dried thyme and paprika. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1-1/2 hours or LOW for 3 hours, or until potatoes are cooked through.

3. Stir in corn and milk; cover and cook for 1 hour or until heated through.

4. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and wine and whisk into soup; cook an additional 10 minutes. Stir in fresh thyme and salt.

5. Using a potato masher, gently mash the soup until slightly thickened. Sprinkle each serving with a generous 1/2 tablespoon crumbled bacon and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 304, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 15, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 52, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 12, sodium (mg): 486, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.