Bacon and sweetcorn chowder

(47 ratings)
  • Serves: 4

  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

This thick and chunky bacon and sweetcorn soup has a lovely smoky flavour to it and will satisfy hungry mouths.


  • 250g (9oz) unsmoked bacon chops, trimmed of all fat and cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 375g (13oz) potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 800ml (28 floz) hot chicken stock
  • 326g (11 1/2oz) tinned sweetcorn, drained


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a saucepan and cook the bacon for 4 mins, remove and set aside. Add another tbsp of oil, add the onion and cook until soft. Add the potato and stock.
  2. Cover and simmer for 15 mins.
  3. Remove half the mix and set aside with the bacon. Purée rest of the potato and onion with the stock and half the sweetcorn in a processor. Season with pepper and return to the pan, add the bacon mix and sweetcorn, heat through and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
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  • Calories 300(kcal)
  • Fat 13.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Shirley Sawyer

Needs a big pinch of paprika.


Have cooked this many times now, lovely! I use vegetable stock instead and not so much potatoe cubes as they take a while to cook.


Wot a lovely meal! its quick, easy, cheap and also very filling... a good meal 2 warm u up on those cold nights...mmmm!.... will be cooking this again 4 me and my family :D

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