Spicy Corn Chowder with Bacon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

warm up with this delicious spicy corn chowder with bacon!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder, soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 269 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 3 slices of bacon cut crosswise into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 jalapeƱo peppers seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 ears of corn kernels removed
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 5 ounces crumbled Cojita cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large dutch oven or pot, cook the bacon over med-high heat until crispy. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate and set aside. Pour off all but two tablespoons of fat and return the pot to the heat reducing it to medium. Add the onions to the pot and cook until softened, approximately 3-4 minutes. Add the jalapeƱos and garlic to the onions and cook for an additional minute.
  2. Add the corn and sprinkle the onion/corn mixture with cornstarch and stir. Continue to cook for another minute and then add the broth stirring constantly to avoid creating lumps. Stir in the half and half, chili powder, cayenne, sugar and cumin. Allow the chowder to come to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Stir in the cheese and continue simmering over low heat for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve immediately topped with the reserved crumbled bacon.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Corn Chowder with Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 416mg18%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1285IU26%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 202mg20%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.