Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friends and Food “Corn Chowder”

We got the crock pot out to make something NEW this weekend!

  Nana Diana’s Easy Crockpot Corn And Potato Chowder.


Her instructions are HERE and I’ll include the recipe at the end of this post.


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 OR 2 cups half and half and 3-4 cups of milk

1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt-or to taste

Pepper to taste


In Crockpot- Mix together 2 cans cream of corn and 1 can niblets corn.  Add milk (or half & half and 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.

Note:  For some reason this demands more salt than most soups.  Add salt until it tastes "right" to you.

If you want a thicker chowder (which hubby likes) 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.

Thanks Nana Diana!!! The whole house smelled incredible all day as the soup simmered and ‘came together’.


We crumbled some of the crispy bacon on top and shared a garlic bagel from Delancey’s bagel shop.


OH MY! Do you know this pretty lady?


If you see her today…

give her a BIG HUG for me!


This chowder was incredible!!!

(and yes, it was the first time I’ve ever made it!)

I’m joining Penny for Tasty Tuesday!

It will be a favorite from now on! Is it a soup you like?


Julie's Lifestyle said...

This soup looks amazing and I would love to make it sometime! Have a nice weekend.

Linda Walker said...

Corn chowder is one of my favorite soups! I have never made it in a crockpot before. It is pretty similar to my recipe except I have never added thyme. Now I must try it with thyme! Looks wonderful! YUM!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My friends back in Oregon were surprised when I told them I still make soup here in Florida! But I do often and this one looks yummy. Man cannot live on salads alone, even when it is hot outside!

Musings from Kim K. said...

We love corn chowder at our house too. Your recipe looks wonderful.

Montanagirl said...

Yummy - I would like that!

Vee said...

Hmmmmm! Looks and sounds so good. It's always fun to learn a new recipe and add another delicious recipe to the collection of favorites.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Thank you for such a nice shout-out to me! You are incredible! The only BAD thing about that corn chowder is that it is kind of addictive. You can't eat just ONE bowl, can you? lol

I am so glad you liked it. It's funny- I don't think about Floridians eating hot soup much! lol xo Diana

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That looks so delicious. I love crock pot meals as you get to enjoy the aromas as it is cooking and you get to anticipate a delicious meal at the end of the day.

Diane said...

Looks good! So does the bagel.

Christine said...

My mouth is watering! I love soup but your crispy bacon is a winner!
Have a lovely day!

TexWisGirl said...

my gosh, that looks yummy!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This looks so good! I love soup and in the crockpot is even better!
hugs, Linda

camp and cottage living said...

It does look good, Diane.
I love the taste of thyme and rosemary too.
Have a great weekend!

Art and Sand said...

The chowder looks wonderful. My husband hates corn with a passion so I don't think I will be making it though.

Susie said...

Diane, My daughter made some of that chowder too. It is good. Diana is one of my all time favorite bloggers...she can make me laugh. She has a good heart . I bet your husband liked that chowder. Enjoy your weekend, have fun, xoxo,Susie

acorn hollow said...

Oh It looks so good and homey we have a cold rain today so I have beef stew on the stove for tonight.

Latane Barton said...

That looks incredible. I can't wait to try it.

sweetbriardreams said...

This looks so delicious and will be added to my list of 'to makes'. Thanks for sharing!! xx

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

it was THYME to try it ! :)

JG said...

It's a day of drizzles here, so hearty warm Corn Chowder would be so good! Crock Pots/ Slow Cookers are great! :)

cucki said...

Enjoy my dear x

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh my, this looks delicious! Wish I had a bowl of it right now. I'll be trying this recipe for sure! I love chowders. Thanks, Diane!

podso said...

Oh yes we love corn chowder. It's our tradition to make it on days it snows, and many other days too. This recipe looks delicious. I also find it's a good kind of soup to add to, like whatever is in the frig as far as leftovers. Yum.

Jeanne said...

Looks yummy!!

Lesa said...

I've printed your recipe and plan to toddle right down to Publix to pick up that bacon to make the recipe this week. Sounds so good, even at 90 degrees this weekend. Have a lovely weekend!

Acorn to Oak said...

Yum! That looks so delicious!!!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Sounds so delicious Diane, alas, ex-RAF hubby cannot abide corn! The bacon snapshot though got his attention, it looks fabulous!
WE are promised low seventies next week...Spring!!
Enjoy the weekend,

Anonymous said...

this looks so goo, I remember when she posted this, yummo!You had a lovely supper!!!!

Kathy said...

I haven't tried Diana's recipe yet, but I have had the Amish chicken corn chowder. It's really good. I'm keeping the recipe for when it gets cooler again.

Decor To Adore said...

Can you believe I have never had corn chowder? I must change this. Immediately. :)

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I hope my comment went through. :)

Jean | said...

That looks wonderful, and I'm on a real soup kick right now, so ...

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love corn chowder, I love soups in the crockpot and I love Nana Diana's blog! Thanks for sharing!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I have never eaten this but it sure looks good. I may have to give it a try.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love corn chowder and need to try this recipe out. Hope you are having a great weekend.

BeachGypsy said...

oh my goodness that looks incredible!!! AS DOES THAT PLATE OF CRISPY BACON!! I love bacon!!

Diane Writes said...

I'm dying to have this!!! Clam Chowder soup and the BACON bits are love love love Wish I could get my cup and have a serving from you.

Red Rose Alley said...

The corn and potato chowder looks delicious, and I remember when Diana posted this on her blog. I gave Nel a crock pot for Christmas a couple years ago, and I think she uses it almost every day.

I hope you have a peaceful Sunday, Diane.


Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I LOVE THIS!! Soups are one of my favorite things to make AND eat, and corn chowders rank right up there with Chocolate in my book ;).

Deb Riddell said...

Oh that sounds delicious Diane, thanks for the recipe!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That sounds so very good! Thanks for joining Tasty Tuesday!!

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

I love chowder but don't have a crock pot recipe...well, I do now. Thanks to both of you! YUMMO!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Diane
This looks like the perfect soup as our Autumn weather days get cooler!

Just one question - how long do you cook it in the crock pot for?

Sounds very yummy