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Corn Chowder Soup Recipe

My grandmother made this hearty corn chowder soup and I still love it! This easy recipe is budget friendly and delicious! Top with bacon for extra flavor.

If you love soup as much as we do, then you are in for a treat with this old fashioned corn chowder recipe! My Grammy used to make it, then my mom, and now I’m carrying on this delicious tradition. 

Make this corn chowder soup as a side or appetizer or serve with savory muffins and salad for a meal. It’s so good!

Corn Chowder Soup in Ladle

Using simple ingredients you may already have on hand, you can whip this up in a snap. It makes a great weeknight meal too since you can make it in about 30 minutes. 

Milk, butter, potatoes onions, and corn. I mean does it get much better? 

We like to top it with bacon but you cold easily add fish or chicken if you want some extra protein. 

Corn Chowder Ingredients

Grammy’s Corn Chowder Soup

In 1989, my family had a reunion and everyone contributed to a cookbook full of tasty meals, desserts and breads. 

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites so I’m starting with our classic corn chowder! I cherish this little book and I’m so glad I have it!

Grammys corn chowder recipe

Arnold and Alice

I love trying new recipes, but there is definitely something to be said for the classics. 

There’s nothing better than a bowl full of chowder!

And if you’re from up north like my Grammy, you know it’s pronounced “chowdah”.

Corn Chowder in ladle

Corn Chowder in bowl with bacon and green onions

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Corn Chowder featured in bowl with toppings

Corn Chowder Soup Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make this hearty corn chowder soup for a quick and easy weeknight meal. This recipe is budget friendly and delicious! Top with bacon and green onions for even more flavor.


  • 4 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 can creamed corn (16oz undrained)
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (16oz undrained)
  • 3 cups milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Bring potatoes, onion, water and butter to a boil (covered) for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Add both cans of corn and milk.
  3. Turn down heat and simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add salt, pepper and toppings to taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is estimated. Toppings will add calories if used.

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