Hearty Bacon Potato Chowder

Yep, I said it.  It’s the second week of June and what am I making in the kitchen? 

Hearty Bacon Potato Chowder, and I am loving every minute of it. 


Mother Nature is so confused!  One day we are applying sunscreen, the next taking advantage of the heated seats in our cars.  So not right.  However, this is the perfect excuse to indulge in what is simply the best combo of bacon and potatoes ever!  (oh, and it’s super easy too)


1 lb of bacon – cut into 1 inch pieces

4 cups cubed potatoes

1 cup chopped onion

2 cups sour cream

2 1/2 cups milk

2 (10 3/4 oz.) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

8 oz. can whole kernel corn (drained)

1/2 tsp. pepper

Simple Directions:

1.  In a very large skillet cook the bacon over medium heat for about 10 minutes.  I am not a fan of floppy bacon, even in chowder, so sometimes even push this time closer to 15 minutes. 

2.  Add the cubed potatoes and finely chopped onions.  Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are tender.  Approximately 20 minutes and draining the grease at least once.


3.  Add remaining ingredients.  Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until heated through.  10 –12 more minutes.  Voilà!  You are done. 

*Note.  I like to skip step three!  How?  Combine the contents of the skillet and the remaining ingredients into a crockpot.  Cook on low for a few hours.  Your family arrives home to a house filled with the best smell ever, and you come off all Martha Stewart!


The final result, every single time, a happy well fed family of four who think I am the best cook EVA, plus enough leftovers for lunch the next day!


PS This tastes so much better then it looks and it freezes really well too!  Enjoy!


  1. Wow! That looks so yummy! I have to try that 🙂

  2. Oh does that look good. I have some bacon in the fridg…. I am going to make this maybe tomorrow.

  3. nice….T makes something like this…it is wonderful on a slightly cool day….and hearty…

  4. Chowder is THE perfect thing to add bacon to, isn’t it? Then again, most things taste delicious w/a little bacon added in. 🙂

    Happy Monday to ya & thanks for the recipe share.

  5. I feel we haven’t seen sunshine in a month! This sounds perfect right about now. Plus bacon? Yum!

  6. Thank you, I didn’t know what to have for dinner tonight but I am now making this. Soup is good for a rainy day 🙂

  7. Oh this looks delicious and yes it certainly is soup weather:( B

  8. Ok that looks very good what about sea food chowder ??

  9. Looks nice and thick how I like it!

  10. I like the addition of cream of chicken soup! Sounds like a yummy base for this delicious-sounding chowder!

  11. Our weather is also sooo over the map these days.. Sweaters one day and shorts the next.

    I have to say – I’m a vegetarian, but that soup looks AMAZING! 🙂

    Great photos too, btw!

  12. In the crockpot as we speak smeels wonderfull thank you!!!!

  13. That looks simple delicious! sandie

  14. Complimenti!!!
    Adesso però bisogna assaggiarla. 😉

    Cordialmente, Edo

  15. So going to make this tonight!!

  16. That certainly looks delicious!

  17. Looks very yummy- will have to try a gf version 🙂

  18. *drooling*

  19. I love chowders and this one looks amazing! Pinning this and making it sometime soon!


  20. Victoria Ess says:

    Oh yum — great dinner idea!

  21. Recipe looks really good. I’m always on the lookout for a nice bacon potato chowder

  22. ooh lemme at it! I love this, and it isn’t that hot out yet that I still crave comfort food like this, esp on a rainy, dreary day like today! I’d like to make this!!

  23. This looks like a wonderful hearty soup to make and I love that it can be frozen.Thank you so much.

  24. kathy downey says:

    I love chowders and i’m going to give this one a try real soon

  25. Alison Braidwood says:

    I’m not a bit fan of seafood chowder, but THIS I can get behind. Pinned.

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