Slow Cooker Summer Corn Chowder

This creamy corn chowder is packed with sweet summer corn and tender chunks of potatoes. An easy and flavorful meal for any day of the week!

Slow cooker summer corn chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m a huge fan of using my slow cooker year round. If you weren’t already aware of that…you are now! I know many reserve them for the colder months, but they’re really such a handy appliance all year long.

With school starting back up around the country, I knew sharing an easy slow cooker dinner idea would be perfect! It means dinner will be ready when you are, no hassle after a long day at work and it means more time to spend with family and friends! Always a win win!

I named this recipe “Summer” corn chowder simply because it is Summer, but I also used fresh sweet Summer corn. One of the great things about corn chowder is how easily adaptable it is. You can make it year round with fresh, canned or frozen corn. I’ll absolutely be enjoying a batch of this again soon! It’s so comforting and packed full of flavor. A keeper for sure!

Slow cooker summer corn chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Dust off your slow cooker and add this easy creamy Summer corn chowder to your dinner plans! It’s packed full of sweet Summer corn, tender chunks of potatoes and lots lots more! This is the perfect blend of sweet corn flavors and creamy potato soup, combined into one incredible dish! So much flavor, it’s hard to resist!

It’s great to have an arsenal of incredible, easy and flavorful recipes the entire family will love and this one is an absolute keeper.

My slow cooker just might have a permanent spot on the counter soon, so be on the look-out for even more delicious dinner ideas! Until then, be sure to give this corn chowder a try and check out the archives for even more tasty slow cooker recipes!

Slow cooker summer corn chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 4-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Slow Cooker Summer Corn Chowder

This creamy corn chowder is packed with sweet summer corn and tender chunks of potatoes. An easy and flavorful meal for any day of the week!


  • 1C yellow onion, chopped
  • 3/4C red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4C celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5-6 ears corn or roughly 4C corn kernels
  • 4C russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white or black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 3C chicken broth
  • 1C heavy cream
  • 3Tb all purpose flour*
  • 4-6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Chives or green onions for garnish


  1. Puree 1 cup corn with 1 cup chicken broth. Set aside. 
  2. Add all remaining seasonings and vegetables to the slow cooker, reserving the last four ingredients for later. 
  3. Pour pureed corn into the slow cooker, stir to combine. 
  4. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8. 
  5. After 4 hours, whisk together flour and heavy cream until smooth. Pour into slow cooker and stir to combine well. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes. 
  6. Serve with bacon and chives or green onions. 

*Use 1 1/2Tb cornstarch in place of the flour to make this gluten free.

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34 Responses to “Slow Cooker Summer Corn Chowder”

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    Amy Stafford — August 17, 2015 at 7:27 am

    This is one gorgeous soup! I pulled out the slow cooker yesterday so its dusted off and ready to be used again! Can’t wait to try out this recipe.

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

      Thanks so much Amy!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 17, 2015 at 7:55 am

    I’m sitting here in a freezing office and I wish I had a bowl of this for breakfast, haha

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

      Haha well this would certainly have warmed you up :)

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    Thao @ In Good Flavor — August 17, 2015 at 8:28 am

    This is a fantastic looking corn chowder! It is so thick, creamy, and full of goodness. I love that it is done in a slow cooker.

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

      Thanks Thao!

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    Marye — August 17, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Corn Chowder is one of my favorites, but I haven’t made it in a really long time. I think I should remedy that now!

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

      You definitely need to remedy that asap ;)

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — August 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I love slow cooking in the summer! It doesn’t heat up your kitchen like the oven so I don’t know why people shy away from it in the summer. Also, I’m a year-round soup person so this looks perfect for me! love fresh corn!! Lovely photos Rachel, as always.

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

      Agreed! It should be used in place of the oven in the summer! :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — August 17, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I’m one of those people who use their crockpot year round. I love coming home from a day at the beach to my air conditioned house and dinner being ready! And this corn chowder looks amazing :)

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

      Hooray! Year round slow cooking is the best. :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I love using fresh summer corn in chowder! Can’t wait to try your variation!

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

      Thanks Jessica!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve been craving creamy chowder! This looks amazing!

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    Fareeha — August 18, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Wow, this looks incredible.. what better to relish the summer.. love it

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

      Thanks so much Fareeha!

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    Tammy — August 18, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I made this for dinner yesterday and it was Fabulous!!! Thank you Again for another delicious recipe 😋

    • Rachel — August 19th, 2015 @ 7:35 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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    Carole — August 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I made this chowder the day I saw it and I must say it is the best corn chowder I’ve ever made. The only change I would make when I make this again (and I WILL make it again) I will use less red pepper flakes. Love, love, love it!

    • Rachel — August 19th, 2015 @ 7:36 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! I always mention that red pepper flakes are optional for that reason. A little definitely goes a long way! :)

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    nicole @ i am a honey bee — August 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I freaking love those bowls.

    • Rachel — August 21st, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

      Me too :)

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    Beatrice Kalle — September 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Can you freeze it?

    • Rachel — September 3rd, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

      I haven’t personally tried to yet. But, usually it isn’t a problem. Just be sure to let it defrost fully in the refrigerator prior to heating. You may or may not find the need to add additional cream during the heating process. Good luck!

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    Brian Wood — September 9, 2015 at 7:40 am

    I love a good slow cooker recipe. Thanks for posting!

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    Jessica — September 13, 2015 at 1:04 am

    I stumbled across this “treasure” and just had to make it today. I’ve never had corn chowder before and I can’t believe it took me this long to try it. The corn chowder had a lot of flavor. Definitely one that I will make again. Wonderful recipe Rachel! I can’t wait to try out some of your other recipes.

    • Rachel — September 13th, 2015 @ 7:56 am

      So glad you enjoyed the chowder, Jessica!

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    Kim — June 21, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Can I use frozen corn?

    • Rachel — June 22nd, 2016 @ 7:27 am

      If using frozen, thaw it out before adding to the slow cooker. Frozen items should never be added directly to the slow cooker.

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    Sue — July 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Did you cooked the corn on the cob first or just cut it off the cob?

    • Rachel — July 10th, 2016 @ 8:54 am

      Uncooked corn is used. Just cut it straight off of the cob and you’re good to go. Enjoy! :)

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    Amber — July 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I added cheddar cheese & it came out amazing

    • Rachel — July 15th, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Amber! :)

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