April: Canning Challenge – Crock Pot Corn “Chowder” Recipe

Yesterday was supposed to be rainy and a little chilly so I thought it would be a great day to make a soup. Turns out it ended up sunny and around 75F degrees. Eesh. Anyway, for our Blogger Recipe Challenge I decided to go the canned goods route again and came up with a corn "chowder" of sorts using canned corn, and evaporated milk (which also comes in a can). The great thing about this is that even though I used an immersion blender on all of the ingredients, you can leave it 100% chunky, or you can blend just the potatoes and bacon and leave the corn whole by adding the corn in later.


  • 32oz - Chicken Broth
  • 2 - Onions (Finely Chopped)
  • 5 - Potatoes (Peeled & Cubed)
  • 2 Cans - Corn
  • 1 Can - Evaporated Milk
  • 8-12 Slices - Bacon (Cut into 1" pieces & reserve some for garnish)
  • Salt, Pepper, & Paprika to Taste


  1. To a large crock pot add chicken broth, cubed potatoes, and 2 cans of corn. You can either drain the corn or not. Just depends on your flavor preference and how thick you want your soup. *Leave corn out until after blending if you want a chunkier soup.*
  2. Over medium-high heat render fat and lightly brown bacon. Remove from skillet onto a plate with a paper towel to drain the fat. Reserve about 1/2 of the bacon fat in the skillet for the onions.
  3. Saute onions in bacon fat over medium heat for approximately 6 minutes. Onions should become slightly translucent and tender.
  4. Add bacon and onion to the crock pot.
  5. Cook on low 5-8 hours. (My crock pot cooks a little fast so this only took 5 hours instead of the 8 I had planned on.)
  6. An hour before serving, add evaporated milk.
  7. Blend soup with an immersion blender or a large food processor until smooth.
  8. Add in salt (sea salt or table salt is fine), pepper and paprika to suit your personal tastes.
  9. Garnish with bacon and serve.

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  2. March: Green Challenge – Zucchini, Bacon & Blue Cheese Soup Recipe
  3. March: Green Challenge – Irish Soda Bread Recipe
  4. March: Green Challenge – Crock Pot Guinness Pulled Pork
  5. March: Green Challenge – Sweet Tomato Basil & Spinach Soup Recipe
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