• 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


  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.
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