A top-down shot of the corn chowder with bacon, topped with diced green onions.
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Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Bacon

A corn chowder with bacon made in your pressure cooker. In less than 30-minutes you can transform simple ingredients into a hearty soup everyone will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Come to Pressure/Saute13 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Side, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chowder, Instant Pot, soup, corn, bacon, Fall, Winter
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 6 Slices Bacon (pre-cooked, diced)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic (minced, 3-4 Tblsp.)
  • 1 Medium White Onion (diced,1-cup)
  • 4 Large Yellow or Gold Potatoes (cut into 1-in. cubes)
  • 12 Ounces Frozen Corn (1 bag)
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Broth (or Chicken Broth)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme (2-3 sprigs fresh)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Half and Half
  • 4 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour


  • First, turn Instant Pot to saute and add the onions. Saute for 3-5 minutes until they soften. Add the garlic and saute another 30 seconds. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Next, add the bacon, potatoes, corn, broth, thyme, salt and pepper. Set the valve to sealing, and use the manual/pressure cook button to set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 5 minutes. After the timer goes off, open the valve to complete a quick release of the pressure.
  • Then, in a small bowl or large, glass measuring cup, mix the half and half and flour. Whisk until well-combined. Set aside.
  • After that, remove the lid from the Instant Pot, and turn on the saute function. Slowly add the half and half/flour mixture while stirring. As the chowder heats and begins to boil, it will thicken. This usually takes about 5 minutes.
  • Last, garnish with anything you desire and serve. We topped our chowder with diced green onions.



The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of about 1-cup. Actual calories will vary. The chowder can be stored in your fridge for up to 3-days in a sealed container.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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