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Potato Corn Chowder

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Cozy up to a big, warm bowl of this easy homemade potato corn chowder. Can you taste the tender potatoes, sweet corn, and crispy bacon? This is an ultra-comforting meal. And it’s one of my favorites.

And this creamy chowder is a go-to year round with fresh or frozen corn. Load it up with your favorite toppings for an even better bite.

Two bowls of potato corn chowder topped with bacon buts and green onions.

Believe it or not I’d never heard of, let alone tasted, this creamy chowder until a friend invited me over for lunch in my mid-twenties. And I could’ve eaten the entire pot. Soon I was preparing it in large batches as part of my meal prep for the week, then dividing it up for my work lunches, or sharing a pot-full with dinner company alongside warmed bread rolls.

Once I started eating gluten and dairy free, this soup became a thing of the past for years until I came across a similar recipe by Leelalicious found here. Then I was back to doubling a safe recipe for dinners… making sure I had enough for lunch leftovers. And this recipe has quickly become a family favorite.

While this potato corn chowder is very creamy, it’s 100% dairy free. Mashing some of the cooked potatoes and corn helps to thicken the chowder and create a thickened soup. And I enjoy adding in a tablespoon of gluten free flour to take this chowder to the next level of thick and creaminess.

A bowl full of creamy potato corn chowder topped with bacon and green onions.

potato corn chowder ingredients + recipe notes

  • oil
  • onion
  • garlic cloves
  • frozen or fresh corn
  • potatoes— Yukon Gold potatoes are my favorite in this recipe
  • chicken or vegetable broth/stock
  • unsweetened almond milk— coconut milk works too
  • gluten free flour— I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1
  • Italian seasoning
  • black pepper
  • optional–crumbled bacon and green onions
A bowl full of creamy potato corn chowder topped with bacon and green onions.

more comfort food recipes

  • chicken pot pie— the buttery crust and flavorful filling of this comfort meal is amazing! It’s a reader’s favorite on my website.
  • easy skillet lasagna— what’s not to love about this one skillet meal?! No boiling lasagna noodles in another pot with this recipe. And the dollops of creamy ricotta taste so good.
  • taco tater tot skillet— this kid-approved recipe is filling and flavorful.
A bowl full of creamy potato corn chowder topped with bacon and green onions.

lastly

There’s no doubt this hearty Potato Corn Chowder will leave you filled and comforted. This hearty recipe is nice and thick, leaving you content after mealtime.

I always make a double batch so we’re guaranteed leftovers. You’ll find this chowder tastes just as good if not better the next day.

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Potato Corn Chowder

Course: Main Course, Soup
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, soy free
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 c frozen corn, or fresh
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced Golden Yukon taste wonderful
  • 3 c chicken or vegetable broth, or stock
  • ½ c almond milk use a soy free brand if needed
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flour to thicken if desired
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • optional to garnish– crumbled bacon, green onions

Instructions

  • In a medium-size stock pot heat the oil on medium. Add diced onion and garlic to simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add in corn, diced potatoes, chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then turn to low and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.
  • Place half of the chowder in blender and pulse a few times. Return to stock pot and add in almond milk and spices.
  • For a thicker chowder remove 1 cup of soup and stir in gluten free flour. Mixture will thicken. Transfer back to the stock pot and stir to thicken chowder.
  • Serve warm with bacon crumbles and green onions. Refrigerate leftovers.

Notes

This recipe easily doubles without problem. 

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