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Cheesy Corn Chowder

Cheesy Corn Chowder is a rich and creamy soup filled with vegetables, chicken, bacon and cheese. It's easy to make and kid-friendly!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 559
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 12 slices bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts unsalted chicken broth
  • 6 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast
  • 2 10-ounce packages frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 can unsalted creamed corn
  • 2 cans chopped green chilis, drained
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Vermont sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 6 scallions, chopped


  • Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven until crispy. Remove to paper towel lined plate.
  • Add butter to pot and melt on medium-high.
  • Add onion, pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook until tender.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Cook and stir one minute.
  • Add broth and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and stir in chicken, corn, chilis, and cayenne pepper.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes then stir in cream and cheese and bacon. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve topped with chopped scallions.