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Light Corn Chowder Pressure Cooker
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5 from 6 votes

Corn Chowder Recipe

Pressure Cooker Corn Chowder with Bacon is a delicious chowder that is made without heavy cream. This lightened-up version is loaded with flavor and makes a perfect dinner recipe for the cold weather. Make it in less than 30 minutes tops!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Corn Chowder, corn chowder recipe, corn chowder with bacon, easy corn chowder recipe, Light Corn Chowder, potato corn chowder with bacon
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 169cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $8


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup vidalia onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 4 russet potatoes medium sized, diced
  • 24 oz frozen corn Can also use fresh*
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt can be adjusted to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper can be adjusted to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper can be adjusted to taste
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder can be adjusted to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder can be adjusted to taste
  • 1/4 tsp paprika can be adjusted to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsps all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole milk


  • Prepare your pressure cooker by setting it to the high saute mode for 5 minutes to cook your bacon slices.
    Corn Chowder Bacon Saute
  • Once the bacon slices are crisp, remove them from the pot and add them to a paper-towel lined plate; set aside.
  • Add the chopped garlic and onion and saute for about 3 minutes.
    Corn Chowder Onion Saute
  • Turn off saute mode, and add the potatoes, corn, spices, and broth to the pot.
    Corn Chowder Potatoes
  • Set the pressure cooker for 15 minutes pressure cook time on soup mode. Your model may vary.
    Corn Chowder Corn and Seasoning
  • Make sure the pressure cooker cover is sealed and locked correctly, and the valve is set to airtight.
  • Your pot will take a few extra minutes to get up to the pressure needed to cook. These times vary and are not worked into the actual cook time.
  • Once soup is done being cooked, allow pressure to naturally release.
  • After pressure is released, carefully open the pot.
  • Add flour to milk and microwave for 1 minute, whisk thoroughly.
  • Turn pot to saute mode, and add in milk and flour, stir until mixture is absorbed.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
    corn chowder in pot
  • Serve warm!


As with every piece of equipment, make sure you know how to properly use your pressure cooker before attempting any recipe.
Nutritional Values may vary.
Soup keeps in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
You may use 3/4 cup of heavy or light cream in lieu of the milk for a creamier soup.
All spices can be adjusted to your preference. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 169cal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg