This hearty, smooth and creamy chowder is the perfect antidote to winter’s chill. Serve it with a sprinkle of Canadian Cheddar on top and warmed crusty bread after your favourite outdoor winter activity for a little extra warmth and coziness. This is one of 17 delicious recipes found in the 2022 Milk Calendar.

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PREP15 min
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Cooking35 min
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Ready in50 min



  1. Step
    In a soup pot, cook bacon over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes or until crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Step
    Reduce heat to medium and add celery and onion; cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in flour to coat; cook for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and broth until smooth. Add potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, and simmer gently for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in reserved bacon, corn and dill and cook for about 5 minutes or until corn is heated through
  3. Step
    Ladle into bowls and top with Cheddar and garnish with dill sprigs to serve.


This recipe was inspired by the Bacon Corn Chowder recipe from the 1974 Milk Calendar. You can view the original recipe here.

Nutritional info per serving:

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Calories 350
Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 750 mg
Carbohydrates  32 g
Fibre 3 g
Sugars 9 g
Protein  12 g

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