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Vegetarian Corn Chowder

This creamy, comforting soup is a lighter version of classic corn chowder, which usually includes bacon and chicken stock. This recipe leaves out the meat but maintains every bit of the flavor and heartiness.  Make it with your own garden-fresh corn in September when evenings turn cool and there’s a hint of fall in the air.

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Vegetarian Corn Chowder

This creamy, comforting soup is a lighter version of classic corn chowder, which usually includes bacon and chicken stock. This recipe leaves out the meat, but maintains every bit of the flavor and heartiness.  Make it with your own garden-fresh corn in September when evenings turn cool and there’s a hint of fall in the air.

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Category: Soups

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 6 ears fresh corn
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves

Instructions

  1. Shuck the corn, removing husks and silk. Rinse and cut kernels from cob. Set kernels aside.
  2. Heat the butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme and cook until very soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Dust the onion-garlic mixture with flour and stir to coat well. Add the vegetable stock, stir, and bring to a boil. Add the cream and potatoes and bring to a boil again. Maintain a hard boil for 7 minutes, until the potatoes break down.
  5. Add the corn kernels and salt and pepper and reduce heat. Simmer the soup for 10 to 12 minutes, until the corn is soft.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in parsley, top with a drizzle of olive oil, and serve in bowls.

Have you tried this recipe? It’s so easy, creamy, and delicious—please tell us how it turned out for you in the comment section below.

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