Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cheesy Corn Chowder Recipe

When it's cold outside, nothing's better than a warm, filling soup for dinner. This cheesy corn chowder is full of potatoes, carrots, corn and, of course, lots of cheese. It's sure to warm you up.

It's easy to make and tastes so good. My favorite way to serve this chowder is in a homemade bread bowl.

Cheesy Corn Chowder Recipe

This is another one of Grandma's recipes. And it's one that we make often in the cold winter months. It calls for simple ingredients that I always have on hand.

Sometimes to switch it up a bit I add a can of minced clams with the juice. My meat-loving husband prefers it that way.

Find the perfect side dish for corn chowder. Find more side dishes for soup here.

My kids gobble this up. I've had to start making larger batches to fill all their tummies.

Note 1-17-19: Originally published 1-24-13. It's still a favorite  go-to meal at our house.

What is your go-to soup during winter? Consider trying this potato/ham chowder or tortellini soup.

More of Grandma's Recipes:
Effie's Sugar Cookies
Ginger Snaps
O' Henry Bars 
Pie Crust
Grandma's Rolls
Chicken Noodle Soup
Monkey Bread
Hot Fudge Sauce
Cinnamon Rolls
Best Ever Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lemon Freeze

Cheesy Corn Chowder

Cheesy Corn Chowder

Servings: 6
Author: Rachel Nielsen
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 55 Min
This cheesy corn chowder is full of potatoes, carrots, corn and, of course, lots of cheese. It's sure to warm you up. It's easy to make and tastes so good.


  • 2 c. water
  • 2 c. chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 c. chopped carrots
  • 1/4 c. chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. grated cheese
  • 1 can corn


  1. In a pot, add water, potatoes, carrots, onion and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook until tender.
  2. In large soup pot melt butter, then add flour. Cook a minute or two. Add milk and stir until smooth and thickened.
  3. Add the cooked veggies with the cooking water and the cheese. 
  4. Add the corn. Drain the corn first for a thick chowder, or add the juice for a thinner chowder. 
  5. Simmer until heated through.

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  1. This sounds amazing and easy to make. I have a clam chowder recipe that we love. I actually took pics the last time I made it- gotta take time to blog it. I love that the Corn Chowder is your Grandmothers recipe. Passed down recipes are the best!

  2. This looks great, Rachel. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Megan

  3. Thanks for posting this on Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party! It looks delicious - can't wait to try it!

  4. Mmm....perfect for those chilly days. It looks really tasty and it just looks so creamy. Thanks for coming by "Inspiration in Progress" again...I look forward to future link ups. :)

  5. I could seriously go for a HUGE bowl of this right now.

  6. Oh this looks fantastic- pinning now!

  7. This looks amazing! Recipes from Grandmother are always the best. My favorite soup is also a Grandmother recipe: vegetable beef with dumplings. I can't wait to try this new soup though! Simply scrumptious!

  8. This looks really good! Pinning! My favorite soup is probably potato. I just did a blog post about my recipe.

  9. Comfort food at its finest! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend

  10. OH goodness... I'd love a bowl of this soup right now!! I hope you'll come share at my New Super Saturday Show & Tell Party today :) You're awesome and I love your mad cooking skills! xoxo~ Ruthie

  11. Oh this looks amazing! I am surprised a dish so creamy looking only uses 1/4 cup butter. That makes me love it even more! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

  12. Yum! I always love soup (yes, even in the summer) so I'll definitely be giving this recipe a try - thanks for sharing!

  13. I made this with the clam option and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. OMG!! This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I have to make this. Of course the bread bowl drew my attention immediately! Hope to see you next week.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa