How To Cook: Bacon and Corn Chowder

by How To Mommy on 01.17.12

Healthy recipes are not always delicious.

That is NOT the case with this chowder recipe.

I was nearly out of points for the day and needed something really filling, so I flipped through a Weight Watchers cookbook and found this!

I made a couple modifications and my husband and I LOVED it.  I’m sure you will too. This is a great recipe for students taking cooking classes online as it’s fairly easy to make but very tasty.

Bacon and Corn Chowder

Serves: 4     PointsPlus® Value: 6 (can be less if topped with less bacon)


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp and 2 tsp water
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped {I omitted this}
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth {I used reduced sodium and fat free}
  • 2 medium all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups whole corn kernels {I used frozen but they recommend straight from the cob}
  • 1/4 cup light cream {I subbed whole milk}
  • Hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste {I used about 2 Tbsp}

How To Make It

  1. In a medium nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat, ook the bacon in 2 Tbsp of water until crisp.  With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel; discard the liquid
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper and 2 tsp of water to the saucepan; saute until soft, about 5 minutes
  3. Add the stock and potatoes; bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the potatoes are almost tender, about 10 minutes
  4. Stir in the corn; simmer 5 minutes longer.
  5. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  6. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a food processor or blender; puree.  Pour back into the saucepan; stir in the cream, hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste and heat to serving temperature
  7. Serve {makes 4 one cup servings}, topped with the bacon pieces

It was SO good!  I loved the spice of the hot sauce and the creaminess you get by blending half of the recipe.  My husband told me to “add it to the rotation!”  That’s always a good sign.


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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ashley @ It's Fitting January 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Oh I LOVE this. Only a few tweaks for my pepper allergic husband and this would be PERFECT. I’m a huge proponent for using bacon as a delicious way to flavor soups, make greens taste fabulous, etc. Thanks for the tip!!


2 How To Mommy January 17, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I hope you love it Ashley!


3 Kim January 18, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I’m trying this soon! Thanks!


4 claire January 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM

This looks great 🙂


5 momto8blog January 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

comfort food all the way!!


6 drea January 21, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Sounds good! I am going to have to try this.


7 Kim January 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Had this tonight – very good!


8 How To Mommy January 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Yay! Glad you liked it!


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