Bacon and Corn Chowder {Slow Cooker}

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Today’s slow cooker recipe for bacon and corn chowder is a soup that utilizes Progresso’s new Recipe Starter.  This recipe specifically uses the roasted garlic flavor.  I was excited to try them out when I saw them at the store.  

Plus, they happen to be on sale for $1.50 and then I had a 50 cents off coupon.  Well worth trying for $1.  My oldest son especially loved this one.  I can pretty much get the boys in my house to eat about anything if there is bacon involved.

Bacon and Corn Chowder | realmomkitchen.com

This chowder is the epitome of comfort food. Begin by crisping some diced bacon in a skillet. Then remove the bacon and use that flavorful fat left in the pan to cook some diced onion in until tender. Now it’s time to add everything to the slow cooker. Add in the cooked onion, red pepper. potatoes, corn, creamed corn, sugar, and the can of roasted garlic soup starter. Stir until combined and cook on low for 6-7 hours until the potatoes are tender.

Once it finishes cooking whisk the flour and water together in a bowl. Mix it into the soup in the slow cooker. Then mix in the cooked bacon and allow the soup to cook for 30 more minutes to thicken.

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Bacon and Corn Chowder {Slow Cooker}

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Bacon and Corn Chowder {Slow Cooker}

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  • 9 slices bacon
  • 1 small diced onion
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • ½ cup diced red pepper
  • 2 cups diced red potatoes
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 16 oz can creamed corn
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 can 18 oz Progresso Creamy Roasted Garlic Recipe Starter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned and crispy. Remove from skillet, reserving fat in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towel, then refrigerate.
  • In same skillet, cook onion in bacon fat over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix onion, carrot, red pepper, potatoes, corn, creamed corn, sugar, and Progresso Creamy Garlic Recipe Starter.
  • Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours until potatoes are tender.
  • In small bowl, beat flour and milk together with wire whisk until well blended; stir into soup.Crumble reserved cooked bacon and mix into soup. Cover; cook about 30 minutes or less until thickened. Serves 4-6
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Recipe adapted from Taste and Tell.

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  2. Now that the Progresso Recipe Starters have been discontinued, do you have a suggestion of a substitution for the Progresso Creamy Roasted Garlic Recipe Starter?

  3. Mmmm…I love bacon and corn chowder and this recipe sounds sooo good! Gotta make some! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. I thought this recipe looked familiar! I saw this recipe on Taste and Tell awhile back and have it bookmarked to make! I think I will defiantly have to make it soon!

  5. So glad you posted this! I bought a couple of cans when they were first introduced to our local market and had no idea of what to make with them.