Slow Cooker Corn Chowder with Bacon (or without) is a delicious comfort food soup! Use fresh or frozen corn to make this yummy crock pot corn chowder recipe.
Add the corn, onion, potatoes, carrots, butter, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, creamed corn, and chicken stock to a 6 qt slow cooker. Stir well. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until vegetables are tender.
30 minutes before serving, whisk together the flour and half and half until flour is dissolved. Add this slurry to the soup and stir.
Also stir in the bacon (if using), and bell pepper. Cover and cook 30 minutes.
Just before serving, remove and discard the bay leaf, and stir in the parsley.