Creamy Corn Chowder

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Creamy Corn Chowder is a soup to love. Even the name says it all. Cream, corn and potatoes are the base of this delicious creamy corn soup you won't be able to stop eating!

creamy corn chowder in a red bowl with spoon
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Why You'll Love This Soup

I've always loved to make soup...especially the creamy type that turns out to be a hearty chowder. Creamy Corn Chowder makes the house smell like Granny's been putting up corn all day, and the flavor is out of this world!

If you only try making one new soup this year, let this one be the keeper. It starts with fresh corn cut off the cob, and ends with heavy cream.

Creamy Corn Chowder is also packed with other great veggies like red-skin potatoes, baby carrots, onions and sweet peppers. I added cilantro to the mix because we love it around here. But, if you're not a cilantro person, feel free to leave it out.

Either way, I promise you're gonna make this soup over and over again.

creamy corn chowder in a dutch oven

How to Make It

Like all good soup recipes, there's some chopping to be done, but once it's finished, it comes together quickly. All of the ingredients in this soup are fresh, which makes the end result absolutely delicious.

Start by cutting the corn off of 4 cobs, then chop up some mixed sweet peppers, onions, carrots, and cilantro. Add butter to a large dutch oven, (ad) then sauté the veggies until onions are tender.

corn cut off the cob on a white cutting board

Next, dice 6 red-skin potatoes (skins and all) and put them in the dutch oven (ad) along with the veggies. Add a tablespoon of flour and cook over medium heat for a minute. Mix in a carton of chicken or vegetable broth, garlic powder and pepper.

potatoes on a cutting board with knife on the side

Cover, and cook the chowder over medium-low heat for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Stir in heavy cream, and prepared to be dazzled by incredible flavor!

veggies in dutch oven for creamy corn chowder

Serving Suggestions

At this point, it will take everything you've got to keep from slurping this soup before you get it on the table. If you make it through the temptation, ladle it into bowls and garnish with cilantro.

I like to serve this soup with big slices of Easy Southern Cornbread slathered in butter. Now, that's some good eating.

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creamy corn chowder in a red bowl with spoon

Creamy Corn Chowder

Creamy Corn Chowder makes the house smell like Granny's been putting up corn all day, and the flavor is out of this world!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Soups
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 497kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 4 cobs of fresh corn shucked
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ sweet onion diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup mixed sweet peppers chopped
  • ½ cup baby carrots chopped
  • 6 medium red-skin potatoes diced
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 32 oz. carton chicken or vegetable broth
  • dash of garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Cut corn off of 4 cobs with a sharp knife.
  • In a large dutch oven, (ad) melt butter.
  • Add corn, onion, cilantro, peppers, and carrots to the butter and saute' until tender. 
  • Add red-skin potatoes and stir.
  • Sprinkle flour in pan and cook on medium heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Slowly add the chicken or vegetable broth, garlic powder and pepper, then bring to a boil.  
  • Simmer for 30 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  • Stir in heavy cream. 
  • Ladle into bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Notes

Use vegetable broth instead of chicken to make this soup vegetarian.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 1059mg | Potassium: 1861mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love this chowder. Corn is my favorite vegetable, so I’m always looking for an excuse to consume it. So filling and satisfying!

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