This dairy-free bacon, and potato corn chowder is simple, affordable, and the perfect fall comfort dinner!
We like to joke in the south that Fall means nothing to us, because it’s still 90º in the middle of the day, we’re still wearing shorts and drinking cold sweet tea to keep cool.
But now that we’re in mid-October, we’re starting to see glimpses of cooler weather peaking through to let us know that winter and the holiday season is on the way.
And one glimpse is really all I need to start making soup – call it chili, stew, chowder – whatever. You know what I mean!
A hearty, hot, flavor-packed dinner you can spoon into your mouth and savor.
And it doesn’t get much better than dairy-free bacon and potato corn chowder!
The sweetness of corn, mixed with the saltiness of the bacon, and the savory aroma of thyme, all combined with the hearty texture of potatoes and thick chicken broth.
So… fall or no fall, this chowder will hit the spot with you and your kids – and it’s easy to make to boot!
Give this recipe a try tonight!Print
Dairy-Free Bacon, and Potato Corn Chowder
If you love corn chowder but need to avoid dairy, give this option a try. Lots of flavor, and allergy-friendly!
- 6 slices of bacon
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 potatoes (2 cups, peeled and chopped)
- 2 cups chicken broth (I love homemade slow cooker chicken broth!)
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon corn starch
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fry bacon until crips and brown
- Remove and crumble
- Add onion to bacon grease, and sauce until onion is translucent
- Drain off excess grease, and move onions to a dutch oven or large saucepan
- Add potatoes, bacon, and chicken broth
- Simmer over medium heat until potatoes are just barely tender
- Add corn and thyme, and continue simmering until corn and potatoes are tender
- Stir cornstarch into almond milk
- Pour into potato and corn mixture and stir until thickened
- Serve and enjoy!
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This was utterly terrible. A delicious small wafted through my kitchen until I added the thyme, and then that was all I could smell. Even after spending ten minutes spooning out as much of the thyme as I could, it’s all I could taste. I took one bite and tossed it. Without the thyme I think it would have been delicious.
I modified this recipe a bit. I used a 10 oz bag of frozen corn, 3 cups chicken stock, and I omitted the thyme and onion and used 4 cloves of garlic that I cooked in bacon fat before adding in stock/potatoes. I also used two tablespoons of arrowroot instead of corn starch since this is what I had on hand. I think the soup turned out lovely. It was delicious and so easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!
Made this tonight and it was perfect. Only change I made was to use cow’s milk as we don’t need dairy free. Worked a treat. As we head into Autumn and Winter here in Melbourne I will be making this numerous times. Thanks for a great cheap recipe!
Elise New says
Thanks for leaving the review! Glad you liked it, and diary can’t be beat if you can have it! 😋