Garden Fresh Corn Chowder

Garden Fresh Corn Chowder Each week I create a recipe using the featured fruit or veggie of the week from the Preserve the Harvest Series. This week preserve the harvest was all about corn. I waffled back and forth on what recipe I would create. There were so many ideas running through my head I couldn’t make up my mind.

Garden Fresh Corn Chowder A quick trip to the garden made my choice a little easier. Fresh corn, peppers and onions along with some amazing Klondike Brand potatoes I picked up at the store sealed the deal for me. Garden Fresh Corn Chowder won the day.

Garden Fresh Corn Chowder I was happy with how all the delicious veggies came together with this soup. While not a traditional Corn Chowder, the fresh veggies give a ridiculous amount of flavor to the chowder. I was scraping the bowl for every last bite.

4.3 from 4 reviews
Garden Fresh Corn Chowder
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I like my corn chowder rich and creamy so I have chosen to use whole milk and cream. If you are watching your waistline feel free to use 3 cups 2% milk instead. The chowder will lose some of its richness but will still be delicious. Also, if you are going the vegan route, skip the bacon and start from the infused oil, increasing the amount to 2 tbsp of oil instead.
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 10 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tbsp infused rosemary oil (olive oil can be substituted)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced ¼" x 1"
  • 3 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
  • 6 ears fresh corn cut from the cob (or 3 cups frozen)
  • 2 medium Klondike Royale Potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup Cream
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 - 2 tsp hot pepper sauce, optional
  1. Cook bacon in a large dutch oven over medium heat until crisp.
  2. Drain bacon reserving 1 tbsp bacon grease. Set bacon aside.
  3. Return bacon grease to dutch oven with 1 tbsp rosemary oil over medium heat.
  4. Add onions, peppers and celery, cook for 4 -5 minutes until vegetables have softened.
  5. Stir in corn, potatoes, pepper, rosemary and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until potatoes have softened.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add milk, cream, salt and hot pepper sauce.
  8. Return chowder to a simmer (do not boil or milk and cream may break down)
  9. Meanwhile stir together ¼ cup water and 3 tbsp cornstarch.
  10. Add cornstarch mixture to chowder stirring constantly to thicken chowder. Repeat water and cornstarch mixture if you prefer a thicker chowder.
  11. Serve immediately with crisped bacon sprinkled on top.

 Fresh Garden Corn Chowder Shared with:

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  1. says

    This looks so delicious! I am featuring this tonight on Merry Monday at 9pm EST. Would be great if you could stop by again this week!

  2. says

    Saw your link on Treasure Box Tuesday and just had to stop by and now I’m so hungry! How I wish I had a garden to go out and pick some fresh corn for this one. But Store bought will have to do! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. says

    Oh this looks and sounds so good! I’m wishing for smellernet and tasternet again! I love chowder, but Hubby doesn’t like corn chowder for some reason, so I don’t get to make it at home. I do eat it when I find it on menus out, but I just know it would be so much better homemade! Thanks for being an awesome part of The Yuck Stops Here! With your help we’re working to #stoptheyuck EVERYWHERE! HUGS

  4. says

    This looks so good! I had to hop over and check out your veggie broth recipe, then nearly forgot why I was here in the first place! I’ve got to get some broth made and then make this. It’s pinned and on our menu soon. So glad you shared!
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  5. says

    The boating sounds fun, but I want some of the chowder! How come ya didn’t invite all of us? lol Really great recipe and pictures are beautiful as always. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • says

      Thanks Carrie. The boat trip turned out to be quite an adventure. The steering went completely out and for awhile all we could do is go in circles. One of those trips we will be laughing about for years. Great to have spent it with friends.


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