Healthy Summer Corn Chowder

By Rena |

Healthy Summer Corn Chowder –  Easy and delicious homemade corn chowder soup recipe that’s filled with fresh sweet corn and is a perfect recipe for all year round.

Healthy Summer corn chowder in a bowl

We love corn so much we literally eat it every single day in the summertime when there are so many fresh corns available. Mostly Marc loves Corn. He will eat corn with everything: pasta, chicken, beef, and even grilled on the Cob. So when he tried this Healthy Summer Corn Chowder recipe he was so so in love with it he wanted me to make it every single day!

If you’re after other delicious corn recipes, why not also try my delicious Easy Creamy Potato Corn Soup with Shrimp or my Easy Chicken Avocado Corn Salad!

why you’ll love this summer corn chowder

  • Packed with flavor. This delicious corn chowder recipe is packed with goodies! It’s made golden with turmeric and seasoned with thyme, garlic, and bay leaves. Plus it’s loaded with juicy corn and creamy soft yellow potatoes. Layers and layers of flavor!
  • Healthy. Low in calories, and packed with veggies, this chowder is delicious and nutritious. A lovely guilt-free summer soup.
  • A hearty vegetarian soup. Vegetarians and omnivores alike will love this soup, the potatoes add a filling punch to this mouthwatering chowder. You can have it as a side dish or even as a lunch or dinner option.
  • An easy soup recipe. This is so simple to whip up, everything goes into one pot, then a quick blend and you’re done!

 

ingredients you’ll need

  • Veggies: Corn, shallots, bell pepper, potatoes.
  • Butter/Ghee: Or you can use olive oil.
  • Gluten-Free Flour
  • Water: Or vegetable stock
  • Seasoning: Turmeric, fresh thyme, bay leaf.
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Chives
  • Salt and Pepper

 

how to make this summer corn chowder

  • Cook your vegetables:  First, melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the vegetables (except the corn and potatoes), for about 6-8 minutes. Add in the flour, thyme, and garlic and cook 1 1/2 minutes. Bring to the boil.
  • Add Corn: Then, stir in corn kernels, potatoes, turmeric, and bay leaf. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Blend: Remove bay leaf then transfer half of the chowder to a blender. Blend until smooth, then stir the mixture back into the pot.
  • Serve: Finally, serve into bowls, garnish with more corn, chives, and enjoy!

 

overhead shot of Healthy Summer corn chowder

recipe notes and tips

  • Feel free to add some cooked bacon bits as garnish if you like. Or you can even use some shredded Chicken
  • Use a waxy potato, like Yukon Gold or red potatoes.
  • You don’t have to peel the potatoes.
  • If your corn is not as sweet as you’d like, add a dash of honey to the chowder.
  • If your corn is super sweet, you can add a little more salt to balance the sweetness.
  • Add in some sliced jalapenos for a spicy kick!
  • Top with some cheddar cheese for a lovely, cheesy twist.

 

faq’s

can I use frozen corn?

If you are wondering whether you can use frozen corn for this Healthy Summer Corn Chowder Soup Recipe you certainly can. But expect to have less flavor compared to using fresh corn. Using fresh corn is what will give it that burst of flavor. Also, if you are using frozen corn, balance is out by adding fresh chives and thyme,

bowl of soup with spoon in it

corn soup in a white pot

How do you thicken corn chowder?

You can use some sort of a thickener to thicken any soup. Some thickeners that would most likely be in your pantry would be flour or corn starch. Before adding the flour or corn starch to the pot, mix the thickener in a small bowl before with about 2-3 tablespoons of cold water to prevent clumping when added to the soup.

what to serve with this summer corn chowder

This hearty chowder is great on its own but you can totally pair it up with a variety of dishes. Here are some ideas:

 

top down shot of healthy chowder

Other easy soup recipes to check out:

 

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Healthy Summer corn chowder

Healthy Summer Corn Chowder

This healthy Summer Corn Chowder is easy to make, delicious, and full of flavor!
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 8 Ears Fresh sweet yellow corn, kernels cut from cob
  • 2 Tbsp Butter/Ghee Or Olive Oil
  • 3 Shallots chopped
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Gluten-Free Flour
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 5 Cups Water or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Lb Yellow Potatoes cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp Chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to your taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the shallots, bell pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until onion has softened, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add in the flour, thyme, and garlic and cook 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Bring to a boil, then stir in corn kernels, potatoes, turmeric, and bay leaf.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf then transfer half of the chowder to a blender. Blend until smooth, then stir the mixture back into the pot.
  • Serve into bowls, garnish with more corn, chives and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Feel free to add some cooked bacon bits as garnish if you like. Or you can even use some shredded Chicken
  • Use a waxy potato, like Yukon Gold or red potatoes.
  • You don't have to peel the potatoes.
  • If your corn is not as sweet as you'd like, add a dash of honey to the chowder.
  • If your corn is super sweet, you can add a little more salt to balance the sweetness.
  • Add in some sliced jalapenos for a spicy kick!
  • Top with some cheddar cheese for a lovely, cheesy twist.
 
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1190mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 69.8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 4.2mg
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