Cauliflower, Corn & Bacon Chowder
Cauliflower, Corn & Bacon Chowder

This kind of food magic only happens when you have a slightly scrungy head of cauliflower in your fridge that you are determined to use up before it goes bad. Next time you are looking at that head of cauliflower that is just not quite nice enough to eat raw, don’t be throwing it out, make this absolutely amazing cauliflower, corn and bacon chowder instead!

This literally came about because I wanted to use up a head of cauliflower that yes, I left too long in the fridge. I then threw in whatever the heck I could find to go with it, a can of corn, some carrots that I had in the fridge and of course, onion. I did use chicken stock but you can make this a vegetarian version easy, just switch to vegetable stock and leave out the bacon.

I warn you, by leaving out the bacon you are losing some major taste. Bacon makes everything better!

Cauliflower, Corn & Bacon Chowder from @kitchenmagpie.






Cauliflower, Corn & Bacon Chowder from @kitchenmagpie.

The beauty of this soup is that you can make it on the stove but I love that it’s a crockpot recipe and it’s actually far better when you make it in the crockpot. Letting the bacon and vegetables simmer all day long infuses it with a flavor that just can’t be beat.

Cauliflower, Corn & Bacon Chowder from @kitchenmagpie.

Gratuitous bacon shot. There are sadly too few of these on my website.

Cauliflower, Corn & Bacon Chowder from @kitchenmagpie.

To make it gluten-free, make sure your bacon and broth are gluten-free and then puree some soup at the end and return it to the pot to thicken it. You don’t even miss the flour one smidge!

Happy Cooking everyone! You seriously NEED to make this and let me know what you think!



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Amazing chowder that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes to create a creamy chowder that's not only better for you but absolutely delicious! #lowcarb #bacon #chowder #corn #cauliflower


Cauliflower Corn & Bacon Chowder
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 20 mins
Amazing chowder that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes to create a creamy chowder that's not only better for you but absolutely delicious!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder
Servings: 8
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 6 slices of bacon chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1 large head of cauliflower roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of corn or one small can of corn drained
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 6 cups strong flavored chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • extra bacon for topping
  1. Fry the bacon and onion in a medium skillet over low heat until the onion is transluscent. Add in the garlic; cook another two minutes. Drain the bacon fat and place into the crockpot.
  2. Place the cauliflower, carrots, corn and broth into the crockpot as well.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 until the cauliflower is completely cooked.
  4. Whisk the flour into the cream then whisk into the soup just before serving, Let cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with extra bacon on top.
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Corn & Bacon Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 795mg 33%
Potassium 515mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 58.5%
Vitamin C 60.8%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

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