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Creamy Corn Chowder

Creamy Corn Chowder is delicious and one of my favorites! It’s made in about 30 minutes using creamed corn, potatoes, carrots, and celery. The perfect old-fashioned recipe for a chilly day at home and comforting just the same!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword Corn chowder with creamed corn, Creamy corn chowder, How to make corn chowder, Old fashioned corn chowder
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
n/a 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 424kcal
Author Christy
Cost $10


  • Skillet
  • Medium sized soup pan


  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • ½ Cup Carots peeled
  • ½ Cup Onion
  • ½ Cup Celery
  • 2 Cups Hot Water
  • 2 Cups Potatoes peeled

The Roux made separately

  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • ¼ Cup Flour
  • 2 Cups Milk or cream
  • 2 Cans Cream-Style Corn 15 oz size cans
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes to season
  • ½ Cup Bacon Crumbles optional


  • Dice the veggies, potatoes, and garlic small. Just a little larger than a pea in size.
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter to a medium-sized soup pan on medium heat.
    Melting butter in a pan
  • Sauté veggies and garlic for 3 minutes until soft.
  • Add 2 cups of water and the potatoes, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Then bring down the heat, cover to simmer for 10 minutes while we make the roux in the next step. Do not drain the water.
  • In a separate skillet, add ¼ cup butter and melt on medium heat. Slowly shift in flour while whisking to create a roux. Continue whisking to smooth any lumps and a light golden color forms. About 4 minutes.
    Light golden brown roux in a pan
  • Whisk in the milk or cream slowly. Stir until thick and creamy.
    Adding milk to the roux and whisk.
  • Add in the cheese and also the creamed corn and stir.
    How to make a roux for corn chowder.
  • Add veggies along with the water to the skillet and stir while adding salt and pepper and a few red pepper flakes to season. Simmer on low for a few minutes before serving.
    Creamy Corn Chowder


Nutritional information is based on using milk, not cream.
Serve with some buttery crackers such as Ritz or crusty bread and pair with a salad for a complete meal.


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.5g | Fat: 20.1g | Saturated Fat: 12.5g | Fiber: 3.9g