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wooden bowl of dairy-free instant pot bacon jalapeno corn chowder with green, red, and yellow peppers around the bowl

Dairy-Free Instant Pot Bacon Jalapeño Corn Chowder (with vegan option)

You won't miss the heavy cream in this dairy-free Instant Pot Bacon Jalapeño Corn Chowder that's loaded with flavor, veggies, & a kick of spice. This easy Instant Pot summer recipe can be made year-round with organic, frozen sweet corn, too. And, there's even a vegan option!

CourseMain Course, Main Dish, Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 287 kcal
Author Lindsey Dietz


Jalapeno Cauliflower Cream

Bacon Corn Chowder

  • 1poundsugar-free, nitrate-free baconor bacon ends and pieces
  • 2tablespoonsbacon fatreserved
  • 1-1/2cupsdiced yellow onion
  • 1-1/2poundsYukon gold potatoeschopped into 1/2" chunks
  • 1poundfrozen sweet corn
  • 1diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1diced red bell pepper
  • 1tablespoonsalt
  • 2teaspoonsgarlic powder
  • 2cupsbone broth
  • 1recipeJalapeno Cauliflower Cream (above)


For the Jalapeno Cauliflower Cream

  1. Add the frozen cauliflower, sliced jalapeno, and bone broth to the stainless steel insert of your Instant Pot.

  2. Press "Manual" or "Pressure Cook" and adjust the time to 2 minutes on high pressure. Immediately release pressure when it beeps.

  3. Transfer the contents of the pot to a blender and add nutritional yeast. Blend until smooth and set aside.

Assemble the Bacon Jalapeno Corn Chowder

  1. Chop bacon. Either on the stove or in the Instant Pot with the Saute feature turned on, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel to drain and drain the bacon fat, reserving 2 tablespoons for cooking the chowder.

  2. Press the "Saute" button and add the onion, potatoes, corn, and peppers to the Instant Pot.

  3. Cook for 2 minutes. Then, press "Keep Warm/Cancel".

  4. Add the bone broth, salt, garlic powder, and the Jalapeno Cauliflower Cream you set aside earlier to the pot and stir to combine.

  5. Press the "Manual" or "Pressure Cook" button and adjust the time to 7 minutes on high pressure.

  6. Immediately release pressure when it beeps.

  7. Stir in the bacon you cooked earlier.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Instant Pot Bacon Jalapeño Corn Chowder (with vegan option)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 287Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.7g7%
Saturated Fat 1.8g11%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 9.5mg3%
Sodium 831mg36%
Potassium 1059mg30%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 7.5g31%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 14.7g29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.