Bacon Onion Potato Corn Chowder (Gluten Free)

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Corn Chowder used to be one of my favorite soups when I was little. I love the creaminess and also the sweet taste of corn in the soup. Funnily, it’s a very popular soup in Taiwan! You can order it (玉米濃湯) in lots of restaurants and even in a lot of fast food chains, so I would choose that as a side often times. It’s kind of funny to think about because it’s actually less common here in the states than it is in Taiwan. Anyway, this is a gluten free version of corn chowder, that is easy to make at home and doesn’t require you to dump flour in it.

About Corn

Did you know that Corn is technically not a vegetable? It’s actually a grain! What’s even more interesting is it’s more a fruit than it is a vegetable! This is why it is not one of the foods you can eat on the Paleo diet. However, if you’re not on a paleo diet, and just trying to eat healthy, you may still want to consider eating Corn as it can be pretty healthy:

  • Corn can lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels
  • Great for skin – Contains Vitamin C and Lycopene which increases production of collagen
  • Rich in Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B5
  • High in Fiber
  • And more!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 can cream corn (14.75 oz)
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 3 slices bacon, uncooked and chopped
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped (Optional)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp scallions chopped (Optional)

Instructions

In a large pot, melt butter on medium heat. Add chopped uncooked bacon pieces and stir.

Add diced onions and saute until soft and translucent.

Add potatoes, frozen corn, broth, and bay leaf, and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins.

Add 2 cups of milk and 1 can of sweet style corn.

Simmer until soup thickens, about 10 mins. Season with salt and pepper.

Remove Bay Leaf.

Optionally, add scallion and chopped cooked bacon and serve!

Easy Gluten Free Corn Chowder

Easy Gluten Free Corn Chowder

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 can cream corn (14.75 oz)
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 3 slices bacon, uncooked and chopped
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped (Optional)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp scallions chopped (Optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt butter on medium heat. Add chopped uncooked bacon pieces and stir.
  2. Add diced onions and saute until soft and translucent.
  3. Add potatoes, frozen corn, broth, and bay leaf, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins.
  5. Add 2 cups of milk and 1 can of sweet style corn.
  6. Simmer until soup thickens, about 10 mins. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Remove Bay Leaf.
  8. Optionally, add scallion and chopped cooked bacon and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 630mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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5 comments

  1. This delicious chowder is going to be a family favorite! So much delicious flavor and that yummy bacon!!

  2. A chowder with both potatoes and corn sounds so good! And that info about corn being a fruit is so interesting.

  3. Love corn chowder as well! I love that you added bacon in yours. Need to try this!

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