Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is a thick, cream-based soup similar to New England clam chowder, but with clams swapped out for sweet corn. We love adding bacon, potatoes and shrimp to classic corn chowder; it’s especially tasty garnished with a small amount of red-pepper cream or lots of garlic croutons. Perfect for cold winter nights, it’s also delicious in the late-summer months, when corn is particularly fresh and in season. Whether you’re looking for a hearty soup, or are just crazy about corn, Food & Wine’s guide to corn chowder has a recipe for every season and every occasion.

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Corn Chowder

These corn chowder recipes combine the vegetable with a variety of eclectic ingredients. Some of our favorites include a corn-and-cod chowder, a corn chowder with bacon and sea scallops and a Peruvian shrimp-and-corn chowder.
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Corn and Shrimp Chowder with Mashed Potatoes

Simmering dill seeds with corn and shrimp makes a delectable soup. Instead of the traditional cubes of potato throughout the chowder, we've put a mound of creamy mashed potatoes in the center of the bowl. This comforting dish is a meal in itself. Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips
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Corn-and-Cod Chowder

With its all-American ingredients, this New England-style chowder is a comfort-food classic. The soup needs only bread, or traditional oyster crackers, as an accompaniment. Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips
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Corn Chowder

Our simple soup really highlights the taste of sweet summer corn, but since the vegetable is available virtually all the time, you can make the chowder year-round. You can even use frozen corn, though fresh is best. More Chowder Soup Recipes More Easy Corn Recipes
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Corn Chowder with Bacon and Sea Scallops

Look for sugar-cured bacon, which is smoky and sweet but mild enough not to overpower the other flavors here. Plus: More Soup Recipes
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Smoky Ham-and-Corn Chowder

Melissa Rubel Jacobson deepens the flavor of this luxurious ham-and-corn chowder by simmering the scraps (the ham rind and corn cobs) in water to make a quick, tasty stock.    More Fast Soups  
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Raw Sweet Corn and Cashew Chowder

The Good News Not only is yellow corn a good source of vitamin B, magnesium and thiamin, it also contains carotenoids (organic pigments with health benefits) not found in white corn. Ani Phyo likes to add a handful of vitamin A–rich spinach or soft lettuce to the chowder. "Then it becomes part-soup, part-salad," she says.    More Cold Soup Recipes  
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