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Easy Crockpot Corn Chowder Recipe

Here’s an easy crockpot corn chowder with potatoes and bacon recipe. Perfect soup for dinner packed with lots of vegetables and flavor!

Crockpot Corn Chowder

Crockpot corn chowder is packed with bacon, potatoes and of course vegetables! It is a winner in our house and surely it will be in yours too, definitely one of our favorite crockpot recipes here on The Typical Mom blog. 😉 (affiliate links present, originally published 12/18)

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder Recipe

We love chowder especially during the winter months, but year round actually. I first made this Instant Pot potato corn chowder and it was such a hit I thought I’d make it in a slow cooker as well! Not everyone has as many small kitchen appliances as I do so I get it. I like a variety for myself as well.

We are talking diced potatoes, celery and you could even add bacon in there too. Want some seafood in there, you could add miniature shrimp or drained crab meat would be delicious. It is a warm bowl of goodness no matter what you choose to add.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉

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Slow Cooker Bacon Corn Chowder

Have you ever tried a creamy corn chowder crock pot recipe?? Of course when it’s cold outside we all crave soup for dinner, at least we do, but even in the summertime it’s a great recipe to try especially if you have a garden with vegetables in it.

You can really load it up with as many as you’d like but I will share our favorite choices below. Starting with the kernels it is best to grab a bag of frozen corn for this one. Reason being is it stays firmer since it takes a bit of time to defrost. Canned works too but the other is my preference for this reason.

Other add ins are diced onions, super cheap and adds flavor, celery and even diced bell peppers add a bit of color and texture. You will want to use a 6 quart for this. I haven’t doubled it yet but suppose if you had a really large pot you may be able to do that too.

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Potato Corn Chowder Slow Cooker

Add some chicken broth and half and half, allow it to slowly bubble in your slow cooker all day and you’re set for dinner. As is it is a great soup for dinner, or bake a few rolls and it’s great! If you like a bit of spice, add a can of diced chiles too.

If you tried our crockpot ham recipe and have leftovers by all means add your leftover ham to this soup, that’s really good too.

  1. Frozen sweet corn or fresh corn kernels – works best since it is cooking all day
  2. Green pepper
  3. Onion
  4. This is a great use for chicken broth or vegetable stock for a vegetarian option
  5. Potatoes – I have used diced russet potatoes and red, both are great but brown will make it thicker
  6. Half and half or heavy cream
  7. Bacon
  8. Cheese
  9. Spices

Dairy Free Corn Chowder

If you have this issue, like my husband you can tweak it a bit. You can find a good cheese by Daiya that is lactose free. For the half and half you’d need to use coconut milk but that will make it sweeter. Since it isn’t as thick you may need some cornstarch at the end for that.

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Crockpot corn chowder

I do include options for both high and low temps, but I will say that low is always my go to. Reason being is the flavors become better and you get ultra tender potatoes if you go low and slow the whole time.

  • Add corn, onion, green pepper, chicken broth, potatoes, salt and pepper into a slow cooker and heat on low 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 
  • When cooking is complete, stir in half and half.
  • Put lid back on slow cooker and heat on high for 15 minutes to 20 min., or low for 60 minutes until warmed again. Stirring occasionally. 
  • Serve soup topped with shredded cheese and chopped bacon. 
  • Jump to recipe card at the bottom if you would like to print this out too.

If you love this one you’ll love our easy loaded baked potato soup too. Leave chunky or use an immersion blender to smooth it out. About the same cooking time and uses the same taters. Perfect meal to make all year long when you want to throw in a soup recipe in the morning and have it ready when you return at the end of the day.

We have a link to this quicker version at the top of this post for you too. Try them both and see which method you like best. I just use whatever I have time for since that is really the only difference between the two.

instant pot corn chowder

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder with Fresh Corn

During the summertime I will use fresh, always. We live in a smaller town now so produce is hit or miss. It took me a while to adjust to this because before we had everything all the time, all year long. I started using canned for a while but realized that frozen vegetables just had a much better texture to them when adding them to dishes.

Speaking of which you could add other things into the mix if you wanted to as well. Now you want to choose those that will stay rather firm. Mixed carrots and peas would work too. Softer varieties such as broccoli would break down too much during this long period of time so I wouldn’t choose those.

If you have leftovers they save well. Wait until it is room temperature and then store in a bowl with a sealed lid on it. When you reheat transfer into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds, stir and then heat again until it is warmed to your liking. The cream may separate but stirring will incorporate it again.

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Crockpot Corn Chowder

Here’s an easy crockpot corn chowder with potatoes and bacon recipe. Perfect soup for dinner packed with lots of vegetables and flavor!
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, chowder, corn, crock pot, crockpot, potato, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 292kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add corn, onion, green pepper, chicken broth, potatoes, salt and pepper into a slow cooker and heat on low 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 
  • When cooking is complete, stir in half and half. Put lid back on slow cooker and heat on high for 20 minutes, or low for 60 minutes until warmed again. Stirring occasionally. 
  • Serve soup topped with shredded cheese and chopped bacon. 

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Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 1015mg44%
Potassium 738mg21%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 28.1mg34%
Calcium 187mg19%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bill

Thursday 13th of December 2018

That should be "their", not "there" in my above quote. Need that first cup of coffee to get my brain and fingers sync'd up to speed.

Bill Smith

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Can I use Yukon Gold potatoes without any modification; time in particular? I love there slightly sweet flavor.

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