How to Make Slow Cooker Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

by Alli

This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBias

I always look forward to Christmas Eve. Santa is gearing up for a long night, but I’m getting ready to wind down. All the shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped and now it’s time to relax and enjoy my favorite night of the year.

How to Make Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

Our big holiday meal is scheduled for noon on Christmas Day, but on Christmas Eve, we enjoy an informal soup and salad supper. The soups and salads vary each year and this year I’m making Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder in the slow cooker. I always stock up on our favorite Coca-Cola™ beverages a few days ahead of time. I store the Coca-Cola and Diet Coke® in the fridge because we like them ice-cold.

There’s just something about drinking a cold Coca-Cola out of the classic glass bottle. When I was in high school, a friend of mine’s grandmother had an old-fashioned Coca-Cola refrigerated chest in her house. I thought my friend was the luckiest girl alive. It even had the opener built right in and her grandma kept it stocked with glass bottles of Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola Products and Bacon-Topped-Corn Chowder

When it comes to preparing meals, I rely on my slow cooker all year long. It especially comes in handy during the busy holiday season. Crank up the Christmas carols, grab an ice cold bottle of Coca-Cola and let’s make Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder.

Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

This is one of my favorite chowders because you add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and a few hours later dinner is ready.

Place potatoes, onion, and corn in a slow cooker.

Step 1 for Making Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

Add chicken broth, seasonings and evaporated milk.

Add chicken broth to bacon-topped corn chowder

Cook on high for 3 hours (or until potatoes are cooked through).

Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder and Cornbread

About 30 minutes before the chowder is ready, cook the bacon and let cool.

Helpful Hint: I always cook bacon in the oven to save time on cleanup. Plus, it stays flat and doesn’t curl up. Preheat the oven to 400º and line a baking pan with foil. Arrange bacon slices in a single layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy.

Bowl of Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

Bowl of Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder


  • 1 can cream-style corn
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn
  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz.)
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and chopped


  1. Place potatoes, onion and corn in a slow cooker (6 quart).
  2. Add chicken stock, seasonings and evaporated milk.
  3. Cook on high heat for 3 hours or until potatoes are tender. (Or cook on low for six hours.)
  4. About 30 minutes before the chowder is ready, cook the bacon and let cool.
  5. Ladle chowder into bowls and top with bacon.

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Time to Eat Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

On Christmas Eve, I enjoy a holiday movie marathon with my family while the lights twinkle on the tree in the background. Slow Cooker Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder, Cornbread, and our favorite bottles of Coca-Cola beverages add up to an easy, delicious meal.  And I get extra time to relax with the family. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

Coca-Cola and Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

What favorite foods do you pair with Coca-Cola?


Amber Myers December 7, 2017 - 8:20 am

Yummy, I am a fan of anything with bacon on it. This sounds and looks fantastic. Plus I love my Diet Coke! It helps keep me friendly.

Jeanettte December 7, 2017 - 11:05 am

Oh my gosh! You have no idea how much I love you right now! This looks SO good and what I love best is that I can put it in the slow cooker!

Nicole Elliott ~ Client December 7, 2017 - 11:18 am

This looks amazing!! I love the idea of having an easy tradition for meals on Christmas Eve, we usually celebrate and keep it fun, but this would be a great idea to do, too!

candy December 7, 2017 - 2:16 pm

I haven’t made corn chowder in ages. Great reminder how delicious this meal is and how great it is to make it in the slow cooker.

Pam December 7, 2017 - 4:43 pm

Coke always tastes better in a glass bottle. I don’t know why, but it is the truth.

Joely Smith December 7, 2017 - 6:03 pm

Ahhh yes! Some things just go better with an iced cold coke! I love corn chowder but never topped it with bacon! I will try your recipe for sure!

Franc Ramon December 7, 2017 - 7:58 pm

You had me at bacon. the bacon topped corn chowder looks like a really sumptuous meal especially on the colder months.

Liz Mays December 7, 2017 - 7:59 pm

This is a true comfort dish for the winter. I’m definitely into the idea of pairing it with coke!

Jenn @ EngineerMommy December 7, 2017 - 8:14 pm

A corn chowder sounds like the perfect comfort food during the cold winter months. I love that you made this in the slow cooker. Can’t wait to try this.

Amanda December 7, 2017 - 10:59 pm

I am OBSESSED with corn chowder, but shockingly have never made it. I can’t wait to try out your recipe, especially since you make it in the slow cooker. So yummy for these cold winter nights!

Serena Hale December 7, 2017 - 11:20 pm

Now you know you need to stop. Bacon makes everything better and I mean everything:) The corn chowder looks very tasty.

Our Family World December 8, 2017 - 6:24 am

I love all the wonderful things you can make in a slow cooker. I mean I have an instant pot too, but I think the dishes made in a slow cooker are more flavorful. This bacon topped corn chowder is going to be a winner in my family!

Cheryl @ O the Places We Go December 8, 2017 - 7:00 am

What a great recipe! I’m pinning it for later. And I totally agree – Coke does taste better in a bottle!

Chubskulit Rose December 8, 2017 - 9:11 am

I love corn but I have never had a corn chowder before. This looks like something I would enjoy.

Mary Edwards December 8, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Oh you had me with BACON! I make a great corn casserole and I betcha a little bacon on top would be great. Can’t wait to try your corn chowder recipe…with extra bacon

Debra Hawkins December 8, 2017 - 5:43 pm

You had me at bacon topped! This sounds absolutely amazing! I think it is something my husband would really love!

Amy h December 8, 2017 - 9:43 pm

I love slow cooker ideas! I never tried Corn chowder. I may have to make it this year.

Sandy N Vyjay December 9, 2017 - 2:50 am

Soup and salad supper on Christmas Eve sounds great. The corn chowder seems ideal for this occassion too. Makes for a great accompaniment to some family bonding and conversations.

Deborah W. December 9, 2017 - 10:27 am

Love the corn chowder recipe! I am making it today in anticipation of the snow storm headed our way. Yummy! Nothing like a hot, steaming bowl of chowder on a cold, snowy day. Btw, I’m drinking my Coke Cherry Zero while making it, ha. Now onto the cookie recipes.

Anosa December 9, 2017 - 2:19 pm

Wow, this is such a nice recipe. I love that it has bacon toppings! Makes me more biast in choosing this over the other chowder that I saw online. Will try this one instead.


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