Cream of Corn Soup Recipe

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on November 18, 2015

This cream of corn soup recipe (or call it corn chowder if you prefer!) has no cream but is still super creamy and cozy! Especially good for warming little tummies on cold days, but delicious in the late summer when corn is fresh and sweet too.

Well, we have been needing some of this cream of corn soup lately!  We had our first snowfall of the year (yay!) but as soon as it fell it started to melt and even rain (lame). 

The kids still took advantage and did some sledding, but basically all they did was get soaking wet.  Our puppy Katie had a lot of fun since this is her first time in the snow. 


But onto this delicious soup!  This cream of corn soup recipe is something I make every year, a few times a year. In the late summer/early fall I use fresh corn, but when we have fresh corn I freeze enough to make more of this soup in the winter and spring. 

You can use frozen corn, but I find it’s not always as sweet and tender as I would like.  If you’ve found some frozen corn you really enjoy then feel free to use that!  Canned is another option, but I’ll leave that up to you to try out.


The kids take this in their Thermos for lunch.  It reheats perfectly and best of all it doesn’t take too long to make. 

It takes me a little longer than I’ve written in the recipe when I make it because I usually make double so the extra chopping takes a little more time.  All in all this can be fairly quick to throw together. 

Get the bacon started since it takes a few minutes while you chop the onions and celery.  Get started on chopping the potatoes up while the onions and celery saute and the milk and broth come to a boil. 

I also choose to leave my potatoes unpeeled which saves a little time, but that’s up to you and how nice your potatoes are as well.


This Cream of Chicken Soup Gluten-free is another delicious soup recipe for cold days! I plan on trying it soon.


Cream of Corn Soup with Bacon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
  • 2 slices thick cut naturally smoked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 3 sticks of celery diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour (this <a href="" rel="nofollow">flour</a> works for gluten-free version)
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups water or chicken stock
  • 4 cups red potatoes diced
  • 4 cups corn fresh cooked and cut off the cob or frozen or canned
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot cook the bacon until brown and crispy. Add the onions and saute 4-5 minutes before adding the celery and cook for a few more minutes.
  2. Stir in the the flour until all the flour is mixed into the leftover bacon fat. Cook for a minute or two while stirring.
  3. Add the milk and water or stock. Stir till all the flour is dissolved into the liquid. Add the potatoes and bring up to a boil.
  4. When the soup is thickened and has started to boil add the corn. Bring back up to temperature then turn down and simmer until the potatoes are tender. Add salt and pepper as desired and serve.
Recipe Notes

Since we don't eat much bacon I keep it in the freezer, in a single layer on wax paper that way we can use as many or few slices as we need. It's also easier to chop into small pieces when it's frozen. If you have bacon that isn't frozen you can cook the whole slices in the pot then remove and chop before adding back into the pot to make it easier.

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1 Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours November 30, 2015 at 08:42

That looks so comforting and easy to make too. I love recipes with corn in, and always keep a big bag in the freezer.


2 Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe November 27, 2015 at 04:09

This recipe looks delicious! I adore corn soup, and the bacon addition makes it extra savory! Yum!


3 Heidi @ Food Doodles November 27, 2015 at 21:38

Thank you Paige! Yes, the bacon makes it so good! 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!


4 Michele November 21, 2015 at 21:24

Corn and Bacon. You are my hero! Yum!


5 Christina November 21, 2015 at 19:30

Appetizing photos! makes me want a bowl right now! Seems very easy and quick 🙂


6 Heidi @ Food Doodles November 27, 2015 at 21:43

Thank you Christina!


7 Julia November 20, 2015 at 06:19

Looks really delicious! Love that you don’t need cream. Your pictures look really nice and mouthwatering.


8 Heidi @ Food Doodles November 27, 2015 at 21:46

Thank you very much Julia! You definitely don’t need the cream here 🙂


9 Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too November 19, 2015 at 19:35

Love soups and this looks delicious. Great lighting in the pic too.


10 Kathrina November 19, 2015 at 15:19

It is cold and windy here today and this soup looks perfect for this weather. I also like that the potatoes don’t need to be peeled! Yay!


11 Kylee @ Kylee Cooks November 19, 2015 at 14:00

You had me at “bacon”
This looks fantastic, and perfect for the weather we’re having!


12 Charlotte Moore November 18, 2015 at 05:30

This looks delicious.


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