Instant Pot corn chowder in a bowl with spoon.

Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Bacon

Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Bacon Recipe - delicious soup made in a pressure cooker. This rich and creamy chowder is packed with fresh corn, potatoes and crispy bacon.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword corn chowder, Instant Pot, Instant Pot chowder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 308 kcal
Author Anna


  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 4 red potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock or water
  • 1.5 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • fresh parsley chopped
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  1. Turn pressure cooker on. Press SAUTE button. Wait 2 minutes for the pot to heat up. Add chopped bacon. Cook until almost all of is crispy. Remove onto a plate.
  2. Add garlic and onion to pot with bacon grease. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Cut corn kernels off the cobs. Add to pot with onion. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Press OFF button on Instant Pot.
  5. Add potatoes, water, stock and half of cooked bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Close lid, set to sealing position. Press MANUAL button and set timer to 10 minutes. The pressure cooker will start cooking. It will take it a few minutes to come to pressure.

  6. When the Instant Pot is done it will beep. Click OFF button. Let pressure cooker naturally release the pressure for about 5 minutes. In the meantime, whisk together half and half and cornstarch. Quick release pressure. Add half and half to pot and stir. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve chowder garnished with reserved bacon and chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days. You can use canned corn (drained and rinsed) in this recipe. You don't have to adjust the cooking time. It is needed for the potatoes to cook. The smaller the dice of the potatoes, the quicker they will cook. Do not dice them too small. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 668mg29%
Potassium 942mg27%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Vitamin C 18.5mg22%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.