Grandma's Corn Chowder

Grandma's Corn Chowder


"My husband's grandmother used to make this chowder for him when he was a child. When we got married, she passed the recipe onto me. Enjoy!"


45 m servings 255 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 40g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 972 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. Mix potatoes and onion into the pot with the crumbled bacon and reserved drippings. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Pour in the water, 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.
  3. 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.
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This chowder was a big hit at a church dinner! I modified the recipe by mixing everything together in a large crock pot and cooked overnight. I followed the directions of adding the half and h...

I have been looking for an easy, tasty corn chowder recipe, and this one fits the bill nicely! I used chicken broth instead of water, ham instead of bacon, two cans of cream corn and one whole ...

Wow! This soup was so good. My husband is a big fan of corn chowder, as he orders it every time we go eat out. He said that this was the best he had ever had, and that this recipe was a keeper. ...

Awesome corn chowder! I made a couple changes, but it is so delicious! I substituted 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth for water and 2 cups evaporated milk for half-and half and added 2 tsp ground...

This one is a keeper! I followed the original recipe except added chicken broth instead of water. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Tasted even better for left-overs, the bacon flavor...

Oh, sooooo good! I made it exactly as the recipe says and it was awesome. Have tried various corn chowder recipes before (usually with chicken) and never cared for them, but the bacon was just r...

This was a great starter recipe for me. I didn't use bacon. I substituted chicken stock for the water. I added chicken, green bell peppers, and substituted fresh corn for canned. I made a ro...

I thought this recipe was very good. We used vegetable oil instead of bacon and it still turned out great, so if anyone wants a vegetarian freindly version i sugest using oil.The taste was very ...

This was the first time making corn chowder and this recipe is the best! I took the suggestions of using chicken broth instead of water and mixed cream corn with fresh corn. Delicious!!!!