Summer Corn Chowder Recipe

Summer Corn Chowder Recipe

How To Make Summer Corn Chowder

Binge on this creamy corn chowder soup all summer long. It has bacon, hearty potatoes, and garlic in a creamy and cheesy sauce you won’t be able to resist.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 8earsfresh sweet yellow corn,husked and silks removed, kernels cut from cob
  • 3tbspbutter
  • 5slicesbacon,cut into ¼ to ½-inch pieces
  • cupyellow onion,chopped
  • ¼cupall purpose flour
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • 5cupswater,or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1lbyukon gold potatoes,cut into ½-inchpieces
  • ½tspthyme,dried
  • 1bay leaf
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1cuphalf and half
  • 1tbsphoney
  • 2tbspfresh chives,chopped
  • cheddar cheese,shredded for serving, optional


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and bacon and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion has softened and just starting to brown around edges.

  2. Add in the flour and garlic and cook 1½ minutes. While whisking, slowly pour in 5 cups water or broth.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then stir in corn kernels and potatoes. Add in thyme and bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Bring to a light boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.

  5. Remove bay leave then transfer 2½ cups of the chowder to a blender and blend until smooth.

  6. Stir the mixture back into the pot then stir in half and half and honey. Sprinkle each serving with chives and optional cheddar.


  • Calories: 430.31kcal
  • Fat: 22.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.26g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.60g
  • Fiber: 5.69g
  • Sugar: 15.70g
  • Protein: 11.51g
  • Cholesterol: 46.14mg
  • Sodium: 1238.71mg
  • Calcium: 83.79mg
  • Potassium: 880.54mg
  • Iron: 2.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 105.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.37mg
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