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Broccoli Chowder with Corn and Bacon

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 40 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 head broccoli (about 1 pound), cut into bite-size florets, stalks peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Step 1

    In a large pot, cook bacon over medium-low, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Increase heat to medium. Cook onion, stirring, until it begins to soften, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Add broth and potato; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cook until potato is tender, about 10 minutes. Add broccoli, corn, thyme, and milk. Cook until broccoli is crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with bacon.

Everyday Food, September 2008



Reviews (9)

  • 11 Oct, 2010

    This turned out very good. I added a little bit of dried rosemary instead of thyme. I also added grated sharp cheddar in the end which added a nice bite.

  • 25 Sep, 2010

    So easy and tasted great - Creamy and great texture, did not do any extra blending except the stirring while cooking. I always love cooking onions in bacon grease too :)

  • 21 Sep, 2010

    I would use hand-held mixer to produce a creamier soup and I would add two cloves of garlic

  • 12 May, 2010

    I usually use my hand blender to blend this a little before serving. The potato, once blended, makes for a nicer texture. I also add a bit of whatever fresh herbs I have on hand instead of the dried thyme. I've used thyme, rosemary and chives.

  • 28 Mar, 2009

    I did not like this recipe. I made no changes, but I found the texture and flavor of the soup base to be bleh, and the overall product to be boring, bland, and unbalanced in texture.

  • 15 Mar, 2009

    I use garlic instead of onion (like two cloves)..mmmmm so good and easy! Thick and creamy without being heavy at all.

  • 27 Jan, 2009

    really good and filling, this was delicious, i will be making this a regular.

  • 10 Sep, 2008

    Great soup. Quick and easy. Next time I make it I will add a bit more spice though.

  • 22 Aug, 2008

    This soup is lovely. Made it last night and my seven year old went on and on about it (kind of uncharacteristic) and wanted to take it in his lunch to school today. Easy, wholesome, delicious--not heavy. Loved it!