Slow Cooker Corn and White Bean Chowder

A cheesy vegetarian chowder, loaded with vegetables and beans. Red pepper flakes give this easy slow cooker dish a spicy kick!

Slow cooker corn and white bean chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Winter has been pretty dull this year, until now. Normally we would’ve likely had several decent storms by now, but that hasn’t really been the case this year. I guess Mother Nature is making up for it because there was a moderate storm over the weekend and tonight a blizzard hits, promising 20-30″ of snow and high winds. Things like ‘epic snowfall amounts’, ‘catastrophic’, ‘life threatening’ and even ‘one for the record books’ are being thrown around. That isn’t exactly comforting. It’s even being compared to the blizzard of ’78 and I sure have heard plenty of stories from that one. I only hope it doesn’t get that bad. I’m used to crazy storms, having lived in New England my entire life but, I’d rather live without these ‘epic’ storms if I could.

I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed we don’t lose power, not just for heat but… Scandal and Suits both return this week. Priorities, right? I’m probably jinxing myself right now talking about this though!

Have you read anything good lately? I’m thinking today is a perfect day to load the Kindle up with some fresh options!

Slow cooker corn and white bean chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I made this chowder last week and couldn’t wait to share it. Plus, it’s the perfect recipe for the weather we’re having!

An easy and spicy vegetarian chowder, loaded with corn, potatoes and white beans! Comfort food at it’s best and perfect for the entire family!

Just toss the ingredients in and let the slow cooker do the work for you! Go about your day doing whatever or nothing at all, and return to a fabulous soul warming meal!

I highly suggest topping it off with additional cheese and/or bacon. So good!

Be sure to add this comforting slow cooker chowder to your Winter plans!

Slow cooker corn and white bean chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Slow Cooker Corn and White Bean Chowder

A cheesy vegetarian chowder, loaded with vegetables and beans. Red pepper flakes give this easy slow cooker dish a spicy kick!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time4 hours 40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow cooker
Servings: 4 plus


  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 C red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 7 oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 : 15oz can northern white beans drained and rinsed well
  • 4 C potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 3 C chicken broth*
  • 4-8 oz white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1/3 C all purpose flour*


  • Add vegetables, beans, seasonings and chicken broth to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8). Stir in shredded cheese until melted. Combine heavy cream and flour, whisking until smooth. Pour into soup, stirring to combine. Cover and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and chowder has thickened.
  • Serve warm


Recipe serves roughly 4-6.
*Vegetable broth may be substituted for chicken broth for a vegetarian option.
*2-3Tb cornstarch may be substituted for flour to create a gluten free option.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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16 Responses to “Slow Cooker Corn and White Bean Chowder”

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    Laura — January 26, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Te number of recipes I have pinned from your site – I would be counting down to dinner every day. I’m making recipes to clear out my cupboards at the moment but when I’ve used stuff up I’m finally going to start on my to make list and this is on it!

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      Rachel — January 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! I hope you enjoy the chowder and everything else on your list!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — January 26, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Looks like a perfect dish for Meatless Monday! And that spoon–my Grandma had those–I wish I had them for myself now. That picture brings back years of good memories!

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      Rachel — January 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks Kristen! Love those spoons, if only I could find more!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 26, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Ooo love love this chowder!! The best when it’s made in the slow cooker too :) stay safe and warm up there! Get that fire going in the fireplace!

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      Rachel — January 26, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Oh the fireplace will be going nonstop, that’s a sure thing! :)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — January 26, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Stay safe and warm!!! This would be so for a stormy night.

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      Rachel — January 27, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Thanks Megan! :)

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    Amanda — January 27, 2015 at 9:29 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! So hearty!

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      Rachel — January 28, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Pam — January 27, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Rachel…I love the bowls in the picture of the corn and white bean chowder! Can you tell me where you got them? Thanks so much!

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      Rachel — January 28, 2015 at 8:14 am

      I purchased them several years ago and they have since been discontinued.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — January 29, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I love corn and potato chowder. Never thought to add white beans though great idea to add some protein.

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      Rachel — January 30, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Such a great addition! You’ll have to try it :)

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    Cece Leskova — February 2, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    My mum would adore this!

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      Rachel — February 3, 2015 at 8:20 am

      Thanks! I hope she does too! :)

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