Sam's Recipes

Corn Chowder


6 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour 15 minutes

total time


4 slices of thick cut bacon (diced into small pieces)

5 cups chicken stock

1 small onion (diced)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

8 cobs of corn

1/3 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (diced into 1/2 inch pieces)

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

2 bay leaves

1 cup heavy cream

salt and pepper


In a large stew pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring often.

Add the onions, cooking until they are translucent and very soft, about 5 minutes.

Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds, being careful that the garlic doesn't burn.

Stir in the flour, coating all the onions and the bacon. Continue cooking about a minute until the flour begins to brown, it will be very thick and gummy.

Very gradually, pour in the chicken stock. Pour about two tablespoons at a time (no need to measure, this is just an estimate), whisking it into the flour mixture. There should be no visible liquid between each pour. Continue this way until you use all the liquid, pouring more quickly at the end. This should take no more than about a minute or two.

Add the potatoes, corn, thyme, and bay leaves and increase the heat to high and bring to a boil (you are looking for big bubbles at the surface). Then reduce to a simmer (the lowest you can go heat wise and still see bubbles) and continue cooking for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

Stir in the cream, and let heat through for a minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. The amount of salt you add will vary depending on your bacon and chicken stock. We added 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper at the end.


Serving Size

1.8 cups


452 kcal

Total Fat

22 g

Saturated Fat

11 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



63 mg


694 mg

Total Carbohydrate

59 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

2 g


10 g

6 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour 15 minutes

total time
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