I love this version of corn chowder that is made in the instant pot. It is full of great flavor! Any time bacon is involved you know it’s gonna be good.
It all begins with sautéing chopped bacon in the pot until crisp. Then bacon is then removed and set aside. However, you keep some of the drippings to saute the onion, peppers, and garlic in. As a result, itt will smell like heaven.
Next, you add in corn and potatoes. I like to use Yukon gold potatoes here. I like how they keep their shape after cooking. For the corn, you can cut fresh corn off the ears when you have access to it. However, you can also use frozen corn. That is what I used.
Chicken stock and spices are then added in. Fresh thyme is awesome to use, but dried will do if needed. Also, the smoked paprika is a nice addition. It then gets finished by using half and half mixed with cornstarch followed by cheese! It’s creamy cheesy goodness.