Friday, February 19, 2016

Crockpot Corn Chowder

What a wonderful soup for the weekend.

Nana Diana featured this Corn Chowder on her blog HERE a couple of years ago and it's a favorite of ours now too.

I used this Applewood Smoked uncured bacon and it fried up crispy. I probably used a little more onion and a little less celery.

And I used red skinned potatoes but I followed the recipe pretty closely. (I thickened it at the end like she suggests.)

Even using this secret ingredient, Thyme!

Nana Diana's Easy Crockpot Corn Chowder


1# bacon

2 large potatoes- baked in microwave until done.

2 cans Cream of Corn

1 can Niblets Corn

2 large celery stalks- I used one- chopped

1/2 cup chopped onion

4 to 6 cups of whole milk

1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon thyme

salt and pepper to taste

In Crockpot- Mix together 2 cans cream of corn and 1 can niblets corn.  Add milk.  Stir in Thyme and salt and pepper.  Stir in 3/4 pound of the bacon-reserve a couple pieces for garnish.

Meanwhile:  Bake 2 large potatoes until done.  Peel skin off and cut into bite sized chunks.

Saute: chopped celery and onion in 2-3 Tablespoons of bacon grease.  When translucent transfer then to the crockpot. Heat through on low and serve.  Makes 4 to 6 servings.
If you want a thicker chowder
take about 1/3 cup flour and mix with 1/2 cup milk until smooth.  Slowly stir into hot chowder and let cook until thickened.

Garnish top of bowl with a few bite sized pieces of bacon.

We crumbled some of the crispy bacon on top and shared a garlic bagel.

It's a wonderful meal for any kind of weather. Please keep Nana Diana and her sweet husband John in your prayers.
 Have a wonderful weekend!

I'm linking to Cooking and Crafting with J & J HERE and

 I'm joining Thoughts on Home on Thursday
hosted by some of my very favorite bloggers.
  I hope you'll join us HERE. 



Susie said...

Diane, I have NanaDiana's recipe for this chowder. So has my daughter. They love it. It's hardy and delicious. Hope you are having a good day. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Stacey said...

This looks absolutely delicious and fattening and wonderful! I'm going to try it. :)

So happy that you linked with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

Joyce Mayer said...

Sounds like a wonderful soup. Wonder if you could use frozen corn in place of canned, we don't use canned vegetables. Something to experiment with.....

Thank you, Happy Weekend.

ann said...

The chowder looks so good. It used to show up at pot lucks at work and I never asked how to make it. Using a crock pot is a great idea. I might have to find a way to cut down on some fat and calories, but then it wouldn't be as good, would it?

Arlene Grimm said...

That looks amazing. I have been reading her blog from your links Diane. Thanks for sharing and being a great bloggy friend.

Linda Kay said...

Love me some corn chowder, my friend. And it has to start with bacon.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane,
This is the perfect weather here for a nice bowl of hot soup. This soup looks so good and I'll have to give it a try. I hope you have a nice day and weekend.
Hugs, Julie xo

Catherine Holman said...

My husband and I love soups this time of year and this one sounds like the perfect addition to our favorite comfort food!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love corn chowder, this recipe looks so good. I think I'll make some soon and share with the family.

cucki said...

That's looking amazing :)
Happy weekend x

Musings from Kim K. said...

I had forgotten about this recipe from Diana. Time to revisit it again. Continued prayers for her husband's recovery!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my goodness, this corn chowder looks delicious. Yummy soups on cold days hits the spot, doesn't it?

Have a peaceful weekend, Diane.


Ariadne said...

I tried all kinds of chowder in New England and loved them!AriadnefromGreece!

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks simply delicious. Good for a cold and snowy or cold and rainy evening! Have a wonderful weekend, Diane. xo

Sam I Am...... said...

I think you've shared this and I think I've made it and I think I loved it but just in case I copied it again. I love using my crock pot too. Thanks again! And yes, I will keep them in my prayers.

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

That looks and sounds absolutely delicious. A real winter warmer! Have a wonderful weekend xx

Linda H said...

Yummy! I love chowders on a cold winter day!

Shelia said...

Yum! I love corn chowder and I think I missed her post so thank you for telling us about it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

How FUNNY to come here to visit and see you mention Diana...John's report on the lungs came back and it's good / JUST read that on the Caring Bridge email and was so thankful and here you are making their soup :)

We are all truly a blogging family when it comes to prayer for each other! :)

BeachGypsy said...

Please invite us to supper!! Lol

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Everything is always better with bacon in it as my hubby would say. :) Good wishes to Nana Diana.
It is such a joy to have you join the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You really help to elevate it to something very special.

Vee said...

Oh corn chowder is a favorite here as well. Looks so yummy! Have a sweet weekend...

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Mmmmm that looks and sounds so good. I'd like a big bowl of that right now - I have a miserable cold - aaahhhhchooooo. I think you could add some chopped clams to that too - that would be delightful. We are big clam chowder fans out here. Have a grand weekend my dear friend - I'll be sniffling and drinking hot tea. ahhhhhhchoooooooo

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Looks so yummy!
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

Laura said...

Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday!
We are so glad you are here.
Pinning to our TOHOT board.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What yummy looking soup. Interesting thing, I just had applewood smoked bacon this morning for breakfast. It was so good.

Happy day...

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

This sounds like a wondeful soup, Diane, and I would love to try it. I'm keeping Diana and John in my daily prayers.

Jessica Pelasky said...

I so pinned this! I love a good corn chowder! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane,
We are so happy to inform you that we featured this at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Thanks and we hope to see you again. Enjoy the week.
Julie xo