Instant Pot Bacon Corn Chowder #Recipe

Instant Pot Gluten-free Bacon Corn Chowder Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Once fall arrives and things get chilly I am all about comfort food. Soups are always a favorite. Some of my favorite soups are potato based – Chicken Corn Chowder and Sausage Corn Chowder being two of them. I wanted to share another chowder recipe with you – Instant Pot Bacon Corn Chowder. This soup recipe is just as comforting as my other favorite potato based chowders, but its flavor comes from a combination of sweet corn and bacon. The recipe is naturally gluten-free, which means my youngest can eat it like there’s no tomorrow. It does reheat well but you should know that it does absorb a lot of its liquid by the second day so you might want to dd a splash of milk or chicken broth to it before warming it up. Here’s how I make it.

Instant Pot Bacon Corn Chowder

Equipment Needed

  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 qt Instant Pot)
  • potato peeler
  • cutting board
  • silicone cooking spoon
  • measuring spoons

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  • 8 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 32 oz bag frozen corn
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup bacon
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2.5 tsp freeze-dried chives (divided into 1/2 tsp and 2 tsp)
  • 1-2 tbsp corn starch (depending on how thick you want yours to be)

Instant Pot Gluten-free Bacon Corn Chowder Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Peel and dice the potatoes.

Place the potatoes into the Instant Pot and cover with the chicken broth.

Add the onion powder, garlic powder, and 2 tsp of freeze-dried chives.

Place the corn on top of the potatoes.

Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished do a quick pressure release.

Add the shredded cheese to the soup and stir well.

If you would like the soup to be a bit thicker add a dash of cornstarch and stir well.

Add the bacon and 1/2 tsp freeze-dried chives and stir well.

Serve immediately with additional shredded cheese as an optional garnish.

Instant Pot Gluten-free Bacon Corn Chowder Recipe From Val's Kitchen

About the Author

I'm a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I'm a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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  1. I have never had bacon in my corn chowder before, but this is GREAT. I am excited to make this for my family one night this week.

  2. I love my Instant Pot! I am still experimenting with soups and stews but my family is enjoying my kitchen chemistry with every new recipe I try. I recently prepared a roast and it was so tender and juicy.

  3. This sounds so good! It’d be so perfect for a cold day like today – such a great comfort food! Yum – I love the addition of bacon!

  4. I am always looking for new Instant Pot recipes to try. Bacon Corn Chowder sounds so delicious and looks easy to make. I am sure it will be a big hit in my house.

  5. Sounds like an easy recipe, and very filling. Perfect for a chilly evening. I haven’t used my slow cooker in ages, this would be the perfect recipe to use it again!

  6. I love this chowder recipe. Well, any recipe that has bacon in it is already a winner in my book. I will have to try this recipe. My Instant Pot is turning out to be a wise investment for me.

  7. I’ve never had corn chowder before. This looks like an easy dinner to make for the family. I know my husband would love this! The chicken recipe sounds good too.

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