Corn Chowder Recipe (VIDEO)

Fresh Corn Chowder Recipe loaded with summer produce at its peak of freshness. This is a crowd-pleasing chowder that is perfect for entertaining on cool summer nights and would make a great addition to your Labor Day Menu.

How to Make Fresh Corn Chowder Recipe

Summer Corn Chowder

Thank you to our friends at Walmart who sponsored this delicious recipe and for making fresh LOCAL produce available to give this chowder the best flavor!

Summer Corn Chowder Recipe in bowl


When shopping for ingredients, fresh corn is best and you can purchase everything you need for this recipe at your local Walmart. We love that Walmart partners with local growers so you know their produce is:

  • Picked ripe for peak of freshness
  • Guaranteed fresh
  • Supporting your local community
  • At a price that saves you money!

Walmart has a 100% fresh guarantee so if you aren’t satisfied, they will give you a full refund.

Ingredients for Corn Chowder

What is Corn Stock?

We love that Walmart carries fresh, locally grown corn* which will give you the best flavored corn stock. Allowing the stripped cobs to simmer with the broth, cream and milk, draws out every bit of rich and sweet flavor from the corn. To save time, set the corn broth to cook at the same time you are making the chowder.

What if Corn is not In Season?

For Winter Corn Chowder: Use (1) 15 oz can corn and (1) 15 oz can creamed corn. Add the liquid ingredients at step 3 without pre-cooking them. The liquid from the canned corn will add a boost of corn flavor.

Creamy Corn Chowder garnished with bacon and chives

Watch Natasha Make Summer Corn Chowder:

Corn Chowder Recipe

5 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This fresh corn chowder recipe is loaded with summer produce at its peak of freshness. This is a crowd-pleasing chowder that is perfect for entertaining on cool summer nights.

Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: Corn Chowder
Calories: 321 kcal
Servings: 8 cups


For the Corn Stock:

For the Corn Chowder:

  • 4 cups corn kernels (from 4-5 ears corn) reserve cobs for stock
  • 4 oz (4 slices) bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion finely diced (1 1/2 cup)
  • 1 large carrot cut into 1/4" dice (1 cup)
  • 3 stalks celery finely diced (1 cup)
  • 1 lb Yukon potatoes 3 medium, peeled and cut into 1/4" thick pieces
  • 2-3 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Chives chopped, to garnish


How to Make Corn Stock:

  1. Cut the kernels from the cobs and set kernels aside for making chowder.* Place the bare cobs in a stockpot.  

  2. Add 4 cups broth, 1 1/2 cups milk, and 1 cup cream to pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer un-covered 20 minutes while making the chowder. Use tongs to remove and discard cobs before using corn stock in step 3. 

How to Make Corn Chowder:

  1. Place a 5 Qt dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add chopped bacon and cook stirring occasionally until browned. Remove bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. In the same pot, add chopped onion, celery and carrot to the bacon fat and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft (7-8 min).

  3. Add sliced potatoes, 4 cups corn kernels, 2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. Pour corn stock into the pot, bring to a light boil then simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste**. Ladle into bowls and garnish with reserved bacon and chopped chives.

Recipe Notes

*After cutting the corn off the cobs, remove as much of the silk threads as possible to give your finished chowder a smooth consistency.

**Corn can have varying degrees of sweetness, if your corn is super sweet, you can add a little more salt to balance the sweetness.

FOR A CREAMIER SOUP: transfer 1/4 of the soup to a blender and blend until smooth then stir it into the rest of your chowder.

Nutrition Facts
Corn Chowder Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 767mg 32%
Potassium 699mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 41.6%
Vitamin C 16.1%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 14.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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*Local produce varies by location.

Fresh Produce for summer corn chowder

Corn Recipes to Explore:

What is YOUR favorite way to use fresh summer corn?

Fresh Corn Chowder recipe is loaded with summer produce at its peak of freshness. This is a crowd-pleasing chowder that is perfect for entertaining. |

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.


Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Irene
    September 22, 2018

    Yummmy!Yummy! Love your clam and corn chowder recipes:) made both these last 2 weeks. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Irene! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Yolanda
    September 4, 2018

    Delicious! Reply

  • Cooking Mama
    September 3, 2018

    We loved this recipe!! Thank you so much for sharing! Definitely a keeper! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this chowder! Isn’t it the perfect meal to welcome fall? Reply

  • George
    August 28, 2018

    Hey Natasha,

    I’m looking to try this recipe tomorrow or the next day, at the latest. Walmart Canada is selling local (Ontario) corn on the cob at $.15 per cob, easily the best deal around. We picked up ten cobs yesterday and bbq’d some this evening.

    Hasta La Vista! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2018

      That is a great deal! Can’t pass that up! Thank you for the wonderful review, George! Reply

  • Andie Thueson
    August 27, 2018

    I am so excited for soup season! Bring on the chilly soup weather! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2018

      Andie, so am I! Although today’s weather sure seems very fall like and much cooler than the last few weeks! This chowder would be perfect today! Enjoy! Reply

  • Lisa D Wightman
    August 27, 2018

    This was wonderful. I substituted the celery and carrots with colored bell pepper and used frozen cubed hash brown with great results. My family loved it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2018

      I’m so happy you all enjoyed that, Lisa! Thank you for the great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    August 26, 2018

    This recipe looks good! But where’s the video? Reply

    • Natasha
      August 26, 2018

      Hi Olga, the video is towards the bottom of the post beneath the title: “Watch Natasha Make Summer Corn Chowder:” (it is just before the print-friendly recipe card) Reply

      • Heather
        September 4, 2018

        Hi Natasha,

        I was wondering the same thing as I am looking everywhere on the page and can not see the video anywhere. Reply

        • Natasha
          September 4, 2018

          Hi Heather, it is there, just above the print-friendly recipe. The only thing I can think of is maybe your ad blocker is on and that could be hiding a video player? I’m not sure why else you wouldn’t be able to see it. Reply

    August 26, 2018

    Just made this for lunch today. So easy! I did make two small changes though – I put the bacon back in the chowder instead of using it as garnish and I used 1 tsp of Old Bay seasoning instead of cayenne since we don’t like a lot of heat. It was AMAZING! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review, Julie! Reply

  • Ann Marie
    August 25, 2018

    Made this last night and it was AMAZING!!! My husband loved it too and said it was the best soup I’d ever made. Definitely a keeper! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2018

      My pleasure, Ann! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • kathy
    August 24, 2018

    what state do you live in? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2018

      Hi Kathy, We live in Idaho. Reply

  • Iryna
    August 24, 2018

    Natasha, can you, please, post some back to school healthy lunch ideas? Would also love if they don’t take a lot of time to prepare (from a busy mom of 3) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2018

      Hi Iryna. We have a few great tips for you here and here I hope this helps! Reply

  • Healthy Kitchen 101
    August 23, 2018

    My summer here is quite hot and humid sometimes so I’m thinking of rainy nights or cold weather when looking at this chowder. The corn looks so fresh and sweet. Save it! xD
    – Natalie Ellis Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2018

      That weather is coming and fast, this is perfect now and especially when the cold weather hits. Enjoy! Reply

  • Charity Beth Long
    August 23, 2018

    OMG YES! I need to make this now while I can find fresh corn! I always love having homemade soup sticked in the freezer for busy fall and winter evenings. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2018

      Yes! Yes! Yes! This is the perfect time for that! Thanks for the awesome review Charity! Reply

  • Liz
    August 23, 2018

    I love corn chowder! And the bacon on top…perfection. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2018

      I agree Liz! 🙂 Reply

  • heather
    August 23, 2018

    We have so much corn I need to use! This looks like the perfect recipe to use it on 🙂 Can’t wait to make! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2018

      This is the perfect recipe for extra corn! Thanks for the great review, Heather! Reply

  • Jaide
    August 23, 2018

    Looks so good!! I can’t wait to try this for Fall! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2018

      It will be perfect for the fall! but I wouldn’t wait 😉 make it again in the fall! Enjoy! Reply

  • Aimee Shugarman
    August 23, 2018

    Everything is better with bacon! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2018

      We do love bacon! Reply

  • Bunny House
    August 23, 2018

    What is the name of the appliance you use when doing a tutorial? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2018

      Hi Bunny. It’s a standard hot plate. (portable electric cook top) Reply

  • Julie
    August 23, 2018

    This looks so fabulous and creamy! YUM! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2018

      Thank you for the great review, Julie! It is so good! Reply

  • Lawrence
    August 23, 2018

    How long would you think this could cook in the instant pot? 5 mins? Reply

    • Natasha
      August 23, 2018

      Hi Lawrence, I haven’t tested it that way but my guess it probably closer to 10 minutes, but I think it’s worth an experiment and you could use the saute function to keep everything in the same pot! If you try it out, let me know how it goes. Reply

  • Victoria
    August 22, 2018

    Wow that sounds really nice right now. I’m going shopping!! Reply

    • Natasha
      August 22, 2018

      That’s awesome!! I hope this corn chowder becomes a new favorite for you! Reply

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