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This Creamy Corn, Zucchini, and Bacon Chowder is one of the best late summer corn chowders. It’s easy to make and totally delicious! Just grab a few ears of sweet corn, garden fresh zucchini, garlic, butter, herbs, and sweet creamy gouda cheese. In less than an hour you can have the perfect, summery, yet cozy bowl of corn chowder. Tuesday night dinner just got so much better! Add a side salad for the perfect meal!

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We’re entering into the late summer days. And in looking at the calendar, I’m realizing that somehow, August 1st is already this Sunday! With all the travel and work that July brought, the month really flew by. And as sad as I am to say good bye to July for yet another year, I’m looking forward to all the August produce that’s coming.

August is typically the month when summer produce is at its best. The tomatoes are ripening, the corn is perfectly golden and sweet. And by this time, all the garden zucchini and herbs are growing like crazy!

And if you don’t have a garden, the stores are stocked full of all the same delicious produce. This sounds dorky to say, but it’s an exciting time!

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I had the idea for the chowder before heading off to Alaska. But I decided to wait to share the recipe until this week, since we’re a bit closer to prime time corn season now.

I didn’t always love a bowl of corn chowder. But once I started making it I quickly learned why everyone loves this creamy delicious summer soup. It’s hearty and warming, but so summery at the same time.

I love making a really good creamy corn chowder on those stormy summer nights when you’re craving a cozier dinner, but still want it to be summery. This is the perfect soup!

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This corn chowder is simple

Like most corn chowder recipes, mine is pretty simple to throw together. But I did add a few special touches that make it even more creamy and delicious.

Start with the bacon, which I think is the key to all really great corn chowders. Something about the combination of corn and bacon is just so wonderful and delicious.

Crisp up the bacon, then you’ll want to add the onion and zucchini. I like to cook the zucchini together with a touch of butter to help make it even creamier. Since the soup is already so creamy, when adding the zucchini there’s no need for any thickening agent like flour.

Once you have the zucchini nice and soft, almost everything else goes into the pot to simmer along with the potatoes and corn. When the potatoes and corn are tender, puree about half of the soup to make it creamy, keeping the other half of the soup on the chunky side.

I love the mix in textures!

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Now finish it up!

Once the soup is combined, mix in a splash of cream, a touch of honey, and some gouda and cheddar cheese.

I know the honey may seem odd, but this is one of those times you really have to trust me. The sweetness of the corn and gouda cheese play off the red pepper flakes to balance the sweetness and create the perfect rich, creamy, and flavorful corn chowder.

It’s unique, but I’m telling you guys, it’s so delicious! Very savory, a little spicy, and extra cheesy.

As I mentioned above, this is really great served with a big summer salad. Right now my peach salad is my favorite, but any nice green salad with crusty bread would be great!

If you’ve got some extra ears of corn lying around, make this chowder. I promise, you and whomever you are serving, are going to love this. It’s a great dinner to serve from now through the early weeks of fall!

Creamy Corn, Zucchini, and Bacon Chowder | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other corn recipes? Here are some favorites:

Honey Garlic Shrimp, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Salad

Garlic Herb Corn Carbonara with Burrata

Skillet Creamy Cajun Chicken Lazone with Herby Corn

Lastly, if you make this Creamy Corn, Zucchini, and Bacon Chowder, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Creamy Corn, Zucchini, and Bacon Chowder

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 341 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 5 strips thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1-2 medium zucchini or yellow squash, chopped (about 2 cups chopped)
  • 5 cups yellow corn kernels (from about 4 ears corn)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • red pepper flakes, to your taste
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups chopped)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup shredded gouda cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives

Instructions

  • 1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon and reserve for topping. If there is an excess amount of bacon grease, remove all but 1 tablespoon of grease.
    2. To the pot, add the butter, onion, and zucchini and cook another 5 minutes or until fragrant. Add the corn, garlic, thyme, paprika, and a big pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook another 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and broth. Cover, and bring the soup to a boil, simmer 10-15 minutes, until the potato is soft.
    3. Transfer 1/2 of the chowder to a blender and blend until mostly smooth. Return to the pot. Stir in the cream, honey, and both cheeses, and cook 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the chowder thickens slightly. Stir in the chives and remove from the heat.
    4. Ladle the chowder into bowls and top with bacon, additional cheese, and any fresh herbs you love most. I use basil, thyme and oregano. Enjoy!

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  1. 5 stars
    This was SO good & comforting—I will definitely will be making it again soon for the rainy season. The only tweak I made was keeping the skin on the potatoes, but other than that I followed everything exactly and loved it! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so amazing! Easy ingredients and a great flavor depth. Perfect for fall weather. I used my immersion blender then added leftover rotisserie chicken. Boom, awesome.

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for another great recipe, Tieghan! I made a few substitutions but it was yummy~fake bacon (tempeh) for real, and coconut milk for the whole milk/heavy cream, but wow! Summer corn is so incredibly delicious and your recipe made it stand out!

  4. 5 stars
    Excellent! First recipe I’ve made from your site. Pretty easy and very flavorful. I used only cheddar as Gouda is pretty pricey. There was excess bacon fat so I used less butter. Turned out wonderfully; husband was impressed despite minimal meat. Bacon topping is essential. Thank you for creating and sharing this.

  5. 5 stars
    Amazingly great recipe! Our new fav corn chowder. I am an advanced cook and feel compelled to mention; for the soup to look and have the texture of your photo (gorgeous😍). One must add one ear of corn cut off cob at very end…just long enough to heat corn through….otherwise it is more melty…still yummy but love that right off the kernel texture!

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve made this 5 times now, mostly in 3x batches for sharing with the neighbors. (We’ve got two zucchini and summer squash plants in my little yard that have been over achievers this summer.) It is so good that my kids have been begging for me to make it again and again. I’m a non-dairy lady, so I replace the milk with coconut milk. You can’t even tell it’s been swapped. It has frozen well too! Thanks so much!

  7. 5 stars
    I finally made this tonight. I used zucchini and and a little extra potato and broth to finish up what I had. I used frozen corn as well. I had smoked Gouda from Trader Joe’s. I followed everything else exactly and it was delicious! The salty bacon on top is great and I love the chunks of zucchini, potato, and corn as it’s half blended. Yum!

    1. Hey Brooke,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for making it! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    It was a hit in our household! I made it as written and served with lime crema and candied turmeric jalapeños that we had made. Delicious!

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe was insanely delicious! I made a couple of tweaks and it was still great. I subbed almond milk for regular milk & non dairy cheese for the two cheeses. Will be making again. & it was very easy to make! Quick & in one pot.

    1. Hi! I am also looking to make a vegan version of this for friends! May I ask which non-dairy cheeses you used? I’m worried I’ll pick one that doesn’t melt well!

  10. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. Was wonderful and unique flavor! ..skipped the bacon. Served wuthering sourdough bread. Going into rotation for the chilly winter months ahead.

  11. 5 stars
    I have had my eye on this recipe since it was posted and finally made it tonight. Holy deliciousness!!! What a beautiful combination of fresh flavors in a late summer chowder. I made this recipe exactly as written and found it easy to put together and pretty fast.
    This is REALLY good and will be on my frequent rotation. I loved everything about it!

    1. Hey Jill,
      This will be totally fine to freeze! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    Made this tonight with nutpods in place of the milk and only a handful of a 3-cheese blend with cheddar, jack and mozzarella … was delicious even with less diary!

    1. Hey Madeline,
      Happy Labor Day!🇺🇸 Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Tarin,
      You bet totally fine to skip the bacon. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! It’s so thick, creamy and flavorful, and the crunchy bacon on top is great. I like the hint of heat from the crushed red pepper. I used frozen corn instead of fresh, and all cheddar cheese as I didn’t have any Gouda.

    1. Hey Heather,
      Fantastic! Love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks bunch for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    This was so good! I prepped everything on my day off and made it after work on a cold, rainy day. Super easy to throw together on a week night when you do it that way. I was afraid the organic whole milk would make it too “milky” since we don’t drink cow’s milk in our house and avoid dairy-based soups but it was just perfect. I will try to make it with oat milk or cashew milk in the future. I served it in Panera’s sourdough bread bowls that I found at the grocery store. Can’t wait to make this all fall and winter long. A note about the corn: I found I needed 6 ears to get the 5 cups of corn but I didn’t have enough so I ended up with just 4 cups of corn and that seemed plenty for me.

    1. Hey Caroline,
      Fantastic! Love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks bunch for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

      1. I made this last night and use hot honey instead of plain old honey and it added a nice kick! Also got to use up the last of the garden zucchini. This recipe was easy and so good! Thanks!!!

  15. 5 stars
    This was excellent when the ingredients are in season. The directions were straightforward and easy to follow. However it is time consuming because of the amount of prep work required. When I make it again I will keep that in mind.

    1. Hey Barbara,
      Awesome! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a go! Have a wonderful week:) xTieghan

  16. Do you think it would be just as good without the bacon? I want to make this for my vegetarian sister! It looks SO GOOD!

    1. Hey Abbie,
      Yes, that would be totally fine to do! I hope she loves the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    Sweet corn is in full swing in WI and this recipe was perfect – delicious. Great transition to fall recipe.

    1. Hey Anna,
      Wonderful! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving the recipe a try!! xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    Delicious chowder! It was simple to make but tasted like I cooked all day. I will definitely make this one again and maybe try adding a diced poblano. So good!

    1. Hey Julie,
      Wonderful! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving the recipe a try!! xTieghan

  19. 5 stars
    I made this recipe using all local produce from the farmers market and it turned out amazing. Even during a different season it could be just as tasty to use canned produce. Great cozy dish!

  20. 5 stars
    This is so good! I have been bringing it to my freezing cold office with me for lunch and it’s the perfect warm-up in the air conditioning without feeling like fall has already set in. My parents mentioned they had a ton of extra corn at their house, so I sent this recipe to them and plan to bring some of that corn back with me next weekend too! Thanks so much for all these great recipes, I love when I try a new one and it’s a hit yet again!

    1. Hey Melinda,
      You are going to add the corn raw, it will cook in the chowder. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  21. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I grow zucchini in my garden but my crew doesn’t care for it. This was the perfect way to use it with no one knowing AND everyone loved it! We’ll certainly be making it again. Thank you!

    1. Hey Holly,
      Fantastic! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  22. 5 stars
    Amazing!! I saw this posted on your Instagram story a while back and have had it saved since. So worth it, perfect for a colder summer night!

    1. Hey Samantha,
      Fantastic! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Sarah,
      No need to boil the corn, you can follow the recipe as is:) I hope the dish turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  23. 5 stars
    It was AMAZING – I used 4 cups of frozen corn (instead of having to cut off the cobs), plus I used skim milk instead of whole milk or heavy cream, and used only 1/2 cup of cheese instead of 1 1/2 cups.

    1. Hey Jillian,
      Fantastic, I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Julie,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it was a winner:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Samantha,
      Sure, that would be just fine to do! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    This was so good! I made extra (just larger pours, adding extra potato, etc.) and am so glad I did! I’m eating it for lunch today and it’s absolutely delicious. I plan on making this again. Thank you!

    1. Hey Andrea,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it was a winner:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Lauren,
      You can use any other dairy free milk that you enjoy. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  25. Yet another keeper! I made this on a very hot summer day and still loved it; can’t wait for leftovers. Used all Gouda (don’t like melted cheddar), used frozen corn (our fresh isn’t in stores quite yet), and left out the thyme (forgot to buy it). Only added a little salt and pepper at the end. I’m pretty cautious with red pepper flakes, but will definitely increase my usual even more next time. Can’t wait to make with fresh corn (and thyme) — and when it’s snowy outside.

    1. Hey Donna,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

    1. Hey Angie,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad that it was enjoyed!! ☀️xTieghan

  26. 5 stars
    Perfect for a summer day or early fall!! Instead of using the stovetop (it was soooo hot this week in Upstate NY) I used my instapoot and turned out amazing!

    1. Hey Paige,
      Awesome! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  27. I am in the process of making this chowder right now- looks AMAZING! I have taken kernels off of 15 ears of corn and only have about 7 cups. I am doubling the recipe but do I really need 10 cups of corn kernels?

    1. Hey Brenda,
      If you are doubling the recipe then yes:) I hope you love this chowder, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  28. I like my chowders a little on the chunky side and my husband is an avowed zucchini hater! I thought he is not going to like this, but he can pick the zucchini out. Well, he had 2 serving and raved how delicious it was and never even mentioned the zucchini. I am a new Instant Pot owner and adapted the recipe to throw everything in the Instant Pot, which turned out great. Love this recipe!!!

    1. Hey Jan,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      Wow this was amazing! I just made it and couldn’t resist digging in immediately. What a beautiful chowder! Did not change a thing. Love the flavour profile, so rich.

      1. Hey Sara,
        Awesome! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

        1. 5 stars
          I am making this for my son & his wife. They just had a baby boy (1 week old). I am cooking at my house and taking it to them.
          Should I wait to add the milk & cheese when I reheat it at their house or complete the recipe, refrigerate & reheat the next day?

          Coconut milk ok????

          1. Hey Pam,
            You can make the entire recipe for them, it will be totally Fien to reheat. I hope they love this dish, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  29. 5 stars
    This recipe is a keeper. The soup was excellent. I will make it again and again, it was so delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Hey Natalia,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  30. 5 stars
    Delicious! All the ingredients went so well together…this will be my go-to corn chowder recipe from now on. Those little touches made a big difference in flavor. Using fresh produce and herbs made it a nice summer soup, even though it was 96 degrees today.
    I diced the zucchini so that my husband couldn’t tell what it was. 🙂 Great addition.

    1. Hey Natalie,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  31. 5 stars
    My neighbor gave me some fresh sweet corn from a farmer friend, and my zucchini was coming out of my ears. This recipe was perfect! Creamy, cheesy, savory, but not heavy. This is going to be a late summer staple!

    1. Hey Chelsea,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  32. 5 stars
    Hi Tieghan, this Soup is a hit, it’s so delicious, thanks for the great Recipes.
    Love greetings from Austria.Edith

    1. Hey Edith,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  33. 5 stars
    My boyfriend and I got some delicious corn from Delaware a few days ago (Delaware is known for sweet corn!) and we cooked tonight. It was so delicious and very easy to make! Thank you Tieghan for the recipe!! I’d love to cook it again soon!!

    1. Hey Naro,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  34. 5 stars
    A triumph!

    We had frozen corn on the cob centers (is that what they are called?) in the back of the freezer begging to become a creamy corn broth, so we did that first. Took longer but worth it!

    Added extra paprika, the honey was KEY! Don’t be afraid of herbs here.

    Well done 🙂

    1. Hey Tiffany,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Maureen,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Lee,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  35. 5 stars
    I didn’t know what I was making for dinner at 5:30. Then I found this and happened to have all the ingredients! An hour later dinner was DONE. It was so delicious. My husband couldn’t stop raving.

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Happy Sunday! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xxTieghan

  36. 5 stars
    Another winner!

    I was a little nervous about the squash, as its generally not a “love match” for my family, but after giving everything a few spins in the blender, no one had a clue there was any squash present. It still had enough texture, though. I did choose to omit the honey, but only because as a family we tend to prefer more savory dishes than sweet.

    I popped most of the chowder in mason jars and into the freezer to yank out once the cooler weather hits in fall. I can’t wait to serve it with sautéed garlic broccoli or green beans!

  37. 5 stars
    This recipe was fantastic! The slight sweetness of the corn really goes with the savory cheese and bacon! This is a keeper, for sure! It even reheats well.

  38. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and was just beautiful. We all enjoyed the flavors and my daughter announced “This is a keeper”!

    1. Hey Mel,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Happy Weekend! xTieghan

  39. Made this today and it was so delicious! Followed your recipe without changing anything. You were right about the honey, too!

    1. Hey Cindy,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed. Have a great weekend☀️ xTieghan

    1. Hey Sandy,
      Yes, coconut milk would also work well here. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  40. 5 stars
    Generally I am not a fan of corn (too much canned cream corn as a kid) so I was hesitant to try this recipe but because I have loved every recipe from HBH & I loved all the other ingredients listed I thought I would give this a try….Wow! It was amazing! The corn wasn’t too sweet (like the canned stuff) the dish had a nice spice to it and the smokiness from the bacon just put it over the top.
    If you aren’t a fan of corn try this recipe, you may just change your mind like I did.
    Thanks again for another great recipe!

    1. Hey Lori,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Holly,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  41. 5 stars
    This chowder is amazing! Made it for dinner tonight and we all loved it! The fresh produce paired with all the seasonings, the savory cheeses and yes, the honey, take it over the top! I never make chowder in the warmer months but this will be on repeat every summer from here on out!

    1. Hey Mary,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  42. 5 stars
    Fantastic, a new summer favorite! I only had 2 cobs of corn so I did half of the recipe, everything was easy to divide and it worked out perfectly, will definitely make again.

    1. Hey Lucy,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  43. 5 stars
    Another winner!! Made this for dinner tonight using some nice farm fresh produce and it was so delicious. Literally tasted like summer!! Thank you for another fantastic recipe!!

    1. Hey Elaine,
      Happy Wednesday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan

  44. Made this for dinner tonight. It was so creamy with a great fresh corn flavor and just a touch spicy—delicious!! This recipe is a keeper!

    1. Hey Paula,
      Happy Wednesday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Natasha,
      Sure, I would do 10 minutes on high pressure. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Valerie,
      Yes, that would be just fine to do. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  45. 4 stars
    Made this chowder last night for dinner! I skipped the bacon and added liquid smoke instead (with the onion/zucchini fry-up, and more at the end to taste), and used a mixed shredded cheese instead of cheddar. It ended up quite sweet for my taste, but ~ 1 tbsp of tamari balanced it out. I’ll definitely opt for a sharp cheddar next time!

    1. Hey Amy,
      Happy Wednesday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan

  46. 5 stars
    Made this last night. It was delicious. The only thing I changed was I used shallots instead of the yellow onion because it was what I had. It was terrific and will be something I make again and again!

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Happy Wednesday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan

  47. 5 stars
    Danggg this was SO good!! I added like 5x the amount of garlic and did smoked Gouda. Also this recipe took me almost 2 hours!! But totally worth it, makes a big batch. Excited to freeze and enjoy some in the fall! Every recipe of HBH I try is always amazing, thank you!!

    1. Hey Meg,
      Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this dish, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  48. 5 stars
    The best chowder ever!! It’s so yummy! Sweet but not too sweet and taste so fresh! Love it! My favorite recipe from HBH right now.

    1. Hey there,
      Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this dish, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  49. This was so delicious and a perfect way to use up fresh summer veggies! This will definitely be made again!

    1. Hey Alyssa,
      Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this dish, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Avery,
      I would do 10 minutes on high pressure. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you. Please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  50. LOVED LOVED LOVED
    We enjoyed it with beer bread and have so much leftover. Do you think we could freeze any of it? Thoughts?

    1. Hey Ashley,
      Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this dish, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! Yes, you could definitely freeze this. xTieghan

  51. 5 stars
    I had family over last night and made this for the first time. We all decided that it’s definitely a keeper! My uncle even asked to take some home for lunch today. This was a great way to enjoy some vegetables from my garden. Thanks for another delicious recipe. 💚

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      Happy Monday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  52. Made a triple batch on Saturday! Added cream to 1/3 and froze the rest in quart jars for another day.
    It is amazing! (I skipped zucchini as I hate cooked zucchini) but added a head of chopped cauliflower. And a spoonful of adobo peppers.
    So good. So fresh. Excellent!

    1. Hey Juli,
      Happy Monday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  53. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Made it just like the recipe suggested. Thank you for this summery soup recipe made with fresh produce and herbs that we had for dinner on a rainy day. Yum!

    1. Hey Joanne,
      Happy Monday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  54. My family raved over this soup! We have sweet Jersey corn available right now & it was a perfect soup for a rainy summer day. The paprika & Gouda cheese add that “hmmm what is that I’m tasting?!” I didn’t do the bacon or pepper flake because a family member doesn’t eat meat & spice…. it was delicious all the same! Can’t wait to try the recipe as is. I was told to make this again ASAP & especially during cool fall nights.

    1. Hey Kathy,
      Happy Monday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Mari,
      Happy Monday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  55. 5 stars
    Even though it’s over 90 degrees where I am, I couldn’t resist making this chowder because the fresh corn right now is so very sweet and good. This was delicious. Thanks, HBH, for another winner !

    1. Hey Susan,
      Happy Monday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Candy,
      The corn will cook in the chowder. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  56. My store doesn’t have Gouda so I have cheddar and then cheddar jack. Trying it tonight and hoping that works out ok!

  57. 5 stars
    My goodness, this chowder is the stuff of dreams! I only had smoked Gouda, so I used that. It added a wonderful smoky flavor. I also had 2 Pablano peppers that I fire-roasted, skinned, and chopped. Into the pot, they went. This recipe is surely a keeper and we will be making it again and again as our garden continues to yield summer squash and the season brings all that glorious fresh, sweet corn. My husband can’t wait for our next pot! Thank you!

    1. Hey Victoria,
      Happy Monday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Gina,
      Happy Sunday! It’s so great to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you taking the time to make it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Marta,
      Happy Sunday! It’s so great to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you taking the time to make it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Linda,
      Awesome! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a wonderful weekend☀️ xTieghan

  58. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was delicious! Added in some lobster meat I had to use up and served with a baguette. Perfect summer meal.

    1. Hey Liana,
      Happy Friday! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! xTieghan

  59. I made this vegan (no bacon, no cream, no cheese) and it’s still AMAZING! I added in one sliced up jalapeño, and topped with chopped tomatoes and cilantro. Highly recommend!

    1. Hey Torrey,
      Happy Friday! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! xTieghan

    1. Hey Mel,
      Happy Friday! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! xTieghan

  60. 5 stars
    Ohhhhh…. We are eating this now and it’s amazing. It’s 95 degrees and 90% humidity outside and we don’t care. This is fabulous. Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. Hey Brenda,
      Happy Friday! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! xTieghan

  61. I made this in the instant pot using frozen corn and frozen cubed potatoes (hashbrowns) and it turned out great!

    1. Hey Serena,
      Happy Friday! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! xTieghan

    1. I think in the fall I will add apples! This is seriously the best chowder! I love how adaptable it can become!!

    2. Hey April,
      Wonderful! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  62. Hello Tieghan,
    This recipe is soooo delicious !! I made it for dinner last night and I the leftovers for lunch today.

    Thank you
    – Terri

    1. Hey Terri,
      Wonderful! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

    1. On her Instagram story, she adds the raw corn (off the cob) into the same soup pot and cooks along with the onions and squash.

    2. Hey Caitlin,
      Yes, the corn is added raw, in step 2. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

      1. Hey Jennifer,
        Happy Friday! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! xTieghan

    1. Hey Scott,
      I would just omit the bacon, you could even add some poblano peppers! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  63. This looks AMAZING!! And I love that it takes such a short amount of time to put together. I’m wondering if you could recommend something to add instead of thyme?

    Thank you!

    -Lauren

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Thanks so much! Any other herb that you enjoy will work, rosemary, sage, and oregano would all be great options. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan

  64. This looks so delicious! Wondering if I could use Yukon potatoes instead of russet? Maybe they would end up too soft…

    1. Hey Sarah,
      I think Yukons would also be great here! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  65. Looks amazing! Adding this to next weeks menu. What if I added a roasted poblano pepper?

    1. Hey Karen,
      Thanks so much! Sure, a poblano would be fantastic! I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan

  66. Omg. Looks so delicious. Other than omitting the salt, any way or suggestions as to make this. I’m on a sodium “free” diet. So far able to manage. This looks like taking the risk!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Thanks! I would probably omit the bacon as well since it contains a lot of salt. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan

  67. 5 stars
    This was so delicious! My husband is now on his 3rd bowl. It is so creamy and the Gouda really takes it to the next level! Will definitely be making again.

    1. Hey Brinley,
      Happy Wednesday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xTieghan

  68. 5 stars
    Even though I didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand I had to make it. I used leeks instead of onion, prosciutto instead of bacon, Monterey Jack instead of Gouda, and Half and Half instead of cream. This soup was absolutely awesome, a perfect blend of sweet and savory. Adding fresh basil and chives at the end was perfect. Can’t wait to try it with Gouda! This recipe is definitely a keeper!

    1. Hey Karen,
      Happy Wednesday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xTieghan

  69. Omg! I got this recipe in my inbox this morning and my mom and I were to the farmers market and cooking this by tonight! Followed your recipe exactly and it came out so phenomenal. People, do not let the summer pass without making this amazing soup! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    1. Hey Corey,
      Happy Wednesday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xTieghan

  70. 5 stars
    Oooh I love me a good smoky corn chowder and yours, Tieghan, looks especially good! I don’t usually think about making hot soup in the summer but it sounds so good to me, especially at the height of sweet corn, squash and herbs season! Thanks girl, for another really beautiful recipe.

  71. I’ve got squash coming out of my ears, so this is perfect! I might make it up and freeze some. What do you think… is it freezable?

    1. Hey Jill,
      Yes, I think that will be totally fine to do! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  72. EEEEEEEK hot chowder in the summer? I’m sweating just thinking about it.

    I’ll save this for October 🙂

  73. Can you recommend a good swap for thyme in your recipes? It just doesn’t taste good to me but I see it frequently in your yummy looking recipes. I thought it might be fine in a soup before and made a lobster bisque that got thrown away. 🙁

    1. Hey Heather,
      Really any other herb you like! Rosemary, sage, or oregano would be great. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  74. 5 stars
    This looks amazing! I can’t do potatoes but I think I’m going to try it with cauliflower as a substitute. Do you have any feedback about possible issues with that substitution?

    1. Hey Lisa,
      I’ve never tried cauliflower here, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for you. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan