Corn and Potato Chowder Recipe for the Crock Pot Slow Cooker



For years I bought dried Corn and Potato Chowder mix from Harry and David's - it's super tasty, but also expensive. When we had kids and our budget constraints changed, I stopped buying it. And we just stopped eating Corn and Potato Chowder. How sad is that? Today, though, I decided I need some chowder in my life. So I hauled out the slow cooker and put together this Corn and Potato Chowder Recipe for the Crock Pot Slow Cooker. I think Harry and David would be proud.

*NOTE* I use my 7 quart slow cooker for this and it is a tight fit.  If you have a smaller slow cooker then you will need to adjust the recipe!

Slow Cooker Crock Pot Corn and Potato Chowder

Slow Cooker Corn and Potato Chowder Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces (1/2 pound) bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
  • 2 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes (approximately 5 medium sized potatoes), NOT peeled, diced in 1/4 inch cubes
  • 8 cups (about 2 pounds) kernel corn (I used frozen)
  • 1 medium/large sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 6 - 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt (my favorite is Aunt Cora's)
  • 32 ounces (4 cups) chicken stock
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) half & half or heavy cream
  • salt & pepper

Slow Cooker Corn and Potato Chowder Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT half & half in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 10 hours or high for 6 hours.
  3. Blend about half the soup using an immersion blender (or just scoop it into your upright blender then return to slow cooker).
  4. Add half & half or heavy cream and continue cooking, uncovered, for about another 15 minutes, until heated through. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
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Do you love slow cooker soup recipes?  
Then be sure to check out these other favorites!

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66 comments:

  1. As someone who relies on her crock pot several times a week, I am always after good recipes. This one is going to be perfect to make during the colder months. Looks fabulous, can't wait to give it a whirl! I have you bookmarked!!

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  2. Just a question and I may have missed it totally...how many servings does this make? I'm gonna make it for dinner tomorrow! :)

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  3. @Caroline - I would guesstimate that it makes about 4 quarts of soup. So, maybe 4 or so dinner sized servings or 6-8 side dish servings? I'm sorry, I've never done a proper measure on it!

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  4. It's in the crockpot tonight! Can't wait.

    Question: Am I able to freeze the leftovers? Would it hold up?

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  5. @heather - i put my leftovers in the freezer... i can't imagine why it wouldn't hold up. will probably need a good whisk when reheated is all :-) really hope you love it!

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  6. I just put all the ingredients together and had to split it between 2 crock pots there was so much. I didn't see what size crock pot you have, and I'm not sure what size mine is, but I have one that is "standard" and one that is a little smaller...just wanted to let others know that you could probably split this recipe and have plenty. I will let you know how it turns out!

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    1. I wish I would have known this before too. My crock pot is standard sized but this made so much I could not fit all the ingredients in, and had to leave some out. I would have reduced the recipe before if I would have had a crock pot measurement to base off of, but I assumed since mine is standard and can make a whole lasagna or casserole I would be fine.

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    2. Sorry, didn't even realize I hadn't made a notation regarding which size slow cooker I used. I generally use a 7 quart. I added it to the post. Best, April

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  7. We made this for supper tonight. DELICIOUS! I added a touch of Cayenne Pepper to give it a little more character.

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  8. Hi! I found a picture of your soup on Pinterest. I'm gonna do it tomorrow!

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  9. This sounds great and good for my whole family - including our 11-month old twins. It's hilarious to see them feed themselves soup. :)

    We do Sunday Soup Suppers - have the next 2 planned out, but I'm adding this to the first open week. Can't wait to try it out.

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  10. Cooking this right now. Adding ham for garnish. Can't wait smells so good.

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  11. Making this right now. Looks like it will feed a lot of
    people. Will probably freeze some. I'll let you know how we liked it! Paula, Texas

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  12. I made this tonight and it was very good! Nice and hearty on a cold night. It did make A LOT! I also had to split it between two crock pots. Nice to have so much leftover, but this recipe could easily be cut in half.

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  13. I came across this recipe on Pinterest about a month ago and I've made it twice. SO yummy! I love chowder, and this tastes great. I'm off to find more yummy recipes on your site :)

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  14. Just made this recipe and it was delish! A couple of notes - I have a huge crockpot and I halved the recipe and it almost didn't fit. For half the recipe, this easily makes 6 full, hearty servings with leftovers to spare. Perfect on a cold day - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  15. Made this last week and LOVED it!!!! Made a ton, but we ate up the leftovers so fast! Planning to blog about it this Wednesday. Thanks for the fab recipe!

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  16. Loved this!!! SO good! My husband is on his way home and I can't stop myself from eating little bowls while I wait! My tummy thanks you! :)

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  17. I made this for a party. I also made a chicken and sausage gumbo, and I usually can't make enough of that since it goes so fast. But the Corn and Potato Chowder was a true competitor. So much so that by the end of the party I had left-overs of both! Amazing! I also had people wanting me to give them the recipe. Winner!

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  18. Okay, this looks delish! I just messed up and accidentally put the cream in with all the other ingredients. Should I just go ahead and cook it or try to drain some out? What will happen to the cream?

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  19. @anon - you run the risk of scorching the cream which will change the flavor. if you keep the cream in, make sure to cook on low heat.

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  20. @anon - sorry, i meant it will change the texture, not flavor.

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  21. Okay, even though I put the cream in at the beginning, it still turned out delicious!! YUMMY! Hubby and child loved it, too. (I had it on high for the first 4 hrs, then I turned it down for the last 2 hrs.)

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  22. I made this soup today and I cooked it in my dutch oven because my crock pot has your pork tenderloin recipe in it. The soup came out really good and I was able to use my blender immersion for the first time for this soup. I would make again!

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  23. I made this recipe tonight added an extra potato or two and a small amount of extra chicken broth... It turned out AMAZING!!! My husband and my 2 pickey kids LOVED it. It makes a lot but my family loved it so much we don't have much left overs. Again thank you so much for the delicious super eazy recipe!! Going in the once a week recipe box <3

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  24. It's good, but it has way too much onion. I love onions, but this was too much for me.

    I'd suggest using half an onion.

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  25. Oh my goodness! I'm so going to make this chowder this week.

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  26. I made this today. I was excited to be able to use my emersion blender for the first time! This fit perfectly in my crock pot with a little room to spare. I think it's 6 quart...it's the kind that is bigger and oval. The only thing I want to recommend is to watch how much garlic you add. I love garlic and usually add extra to everything. I used 7 LARGE garlic cloves, knowing it was more garlic than the recipe is probably asking for. This was too much garlic, even for me! If your garlic cloves are pretty large, you might want to cut it down to 3 or 4! Other than that, great recipe. I will definitely be making it again...with less garlic, lol.

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  27. I loved this recipe! I added some chicken and jalapenos. It was great! :)

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  28. I made this in November when one my teenagers had a few friends over and they ate with us. Their moms called later to ask for the recipe, because the kids had told them about it at home! But I couldn't find it. I lost this bookmark and it has taken me since then to remember where it was! So I'm pinning this because i don't ever want to forget how to get my kids' friends to come over!

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  29. I have picky eaters. Is this just as good if I peel the potatoes?

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  30. Is there an easy way to freeze this BEFORE cooking? I am planning a lot of "freezer meals" and would love to make this one.

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  31. This was good but I used 7 or 8 cloves of garlic and it was a bit too much. I have a little ceramic grater and I think maybe because of using that I should've cut back

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  32. I usually take the extra step of cooking the bacon then sauteeing the onions and garlic, with a diced jalapeno, in the bacon fat for extra flavor. I also used one can kernel corn with juice and one can cream corn like my Mom does. I cut down on everything since this is just for me and the hubs. I skipped the blending too and left it chunky.

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  33. Can I use a can if cream corn instead of half and half?

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  34. I just made this and it is amazingly delicious. Thanks for the recipe!!

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  35. If I freeze the remainder, what's the best method to reheat it? And has anybody used a can of creamed corn? This looks so good -- I have it the crockpot now and can't wait for dinner!

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    1. I like to thaw it overnight in the fridge and then heat in the microwave or on stovetop :-)

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  36. This recipe was a huge success at a get together I had. We had 15 poeple there so I used small disposable bowls in fear of not having enough, but there was plenty! Atleast half of the people had seconda too! I paired this recipe with a green onion, cheddar cheese honey cornbread and it was delicious together! Also left out some extra bacon, cheese, green onions and plain greek yogurt for toppings. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It was loved by everyone!

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    1. Fantastic! I'm so glad it was a hit! thanks so much for leaving me a comment :-)

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  37. Made this for the first time tonight and I am in LOoooove!!!! Amazed with myself that I made a soup so goood! haha. Can't wait to try some more of yours!!

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  38. I just made this tonight and I must say...It is a keeper!! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

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  39. Made this today. Only made half as I'm cooking for one. Tasted good but feels like here's room for improvement to make it amazing. Possibly adding chunks of ham or bits of rotisserie chicken (say if you had leftovers). Also saw other recipes that included cheese and/or butter. Curious how the variations would turn out.

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  40. First independent CrockPot success! I don't cook but my husband is a foodie and the first night that this was done he came out for three helpings! Already making a second batch a week later. I used organic yellow onions and it was very onion-y, halved the onion for the second batch (I am also not an onion person, husband said it was fine). Definitely going to be a staple recipe - all my colleagues at work commented on how great it smelled, too!

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  41. WAY WAY WAY WAY TOO MUCH GARLIC! This soup really was good but the garlic, oooo, just too much garlic! Id say cut the 8 cloves down to like 1 or 2. Im almost wondering if it was a typo. 8 cloves of garlic is just way too much. We smelled like garlic for the rest of the night. :)

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  42. Made this in my dutch oven this afternoon because I forgot to pull out my crockpot early enough in the day. I used Penzeys Mural of Flavor as seasoning. I sauteed the onions and garlic in a little of the bacon grease, then added the broth, potatoes, and celery. I added the corn late, and only used one pound instead of two (didn't have enough). It is a hit tonight at dinner! I think the onion and garlic levels were perfect, but maybe other posters were using the quicker cooking times and the onion and garlic didn't fully develop their flavor? Thank you for sharing your recipe - I will definitely make it again!

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  43. Hi , saw your potato corn chowder on pint rest ,didn't have all the stuff , but made a potato corn chowder with left over turkey breast ,corn I froze last fall ,broccoli from the other night,cooked a 3 potatoes with chicken broth and onion, looks good so we are going to watch a movie have chowder and a toasted English muffin for Sunday night supper,a peanut butter bar to finish it off.

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  44. should I be stirring it at any time while its cooking or just leave it alone?

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    1. When using a Crockpot you generally leave it alone until it's done cooking. Lifting the lid lets all the heat escape and it will take a while to heat back up to temp. At least that's what I have been told. Almost all slow cookers have clear glass lids so you can still check on it without having to lift the lid.

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  45. This is in the Crock-pot right now and it smells SO GOOD! This is actually the second time I've made this chowder, so I know just how delicious is. Just wanted to tell you thank you so much! I'm excited for dinner time. :)

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  46. So wanted to love this recipe, but it didn't turn out well at all. I cut the recipe in half (per many previous posters' suggestion), and set it to cook on High for 6 hours. All of the liquid was gone after 4 1/2 hours, so I added another 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth. Unfortunately it had already burned around the edges a bit, and the burned flavor permeated the soup after the blending. Kids and I didn't enjoy it. I checked the quantities, hoping that I had made a mistake somewhere along the way but no such luck.

    Maybe I shouldn't have cooked it on High? Or for as long?

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    1. some slow cookers cook hotter than others. possibly that was the problem? or was your cooker not full enough? if it's not at least 2/3rds full, it won't cook as well (can cook/heat too fast). i'm so sorry the recipe didn't work for you, it's one of our favorites!

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  47. To cut down on prep time, I buy frozen diced potatoes (hash brown potatoes) and use already chopped frozen onion. Tastes wonderful and takes tons less time!

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  48. I love corn and potato soup! I just stumbled upon your site and thought I would leave a comment and say hello! I'm going to peek around a bit! Have a wonderful week!

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  49. I have this cooking now and will return with my review - my question now is will you please share the recipe for that delicious-looking muffin/roll next to the soup?! Thank you!

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  50. I made this last Saturday. instead of the potatoes, I used a bag of diced hashbrowns. ( wanted to use them up anyways). I decided that I was going to leave mine chunky. So I skipped the blender step. After I added the cream, I let it cook for time it states. It was to runny for my liking. So, I added about a cup of instant potato flakes. Covered it back up and let it cook for another hour. Let me just tell you, this was the BEST Corn chowder. My crockpot is 7 qts. We got two meals out of this. I really want to make it again this weekend. This recipe is a KEEPER!

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  51. I'm going to try this on Christmas Eve for an open house. I have been looking for a week for just the right recipe. I am going to use shrimp instead of chicken though. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Made this last week & the family loved it! Added a little cayenne pepper for some kick to suit our family & it was perfect! Thank you for a great recipe! :)

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  53. I accidentally added the cream before the 6 hours. I was wondering how this may effect my chowder. And how i can fix it.

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  54. instead of half & half, can i use cream cheese like your baked potato soup?

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  55. Just made these tonight. They were delicious!

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  56. These looks delicious and I love the bright colors!

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