This spicy corn chowder is perfect on a chilly day! Serve garnished with sour cream and shredded cheese.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
10 mins
1 hr 40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Place poblano peppers cut-side down in a baking dish. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on top.

  • Bake poblano peppers until skin starts to blacken and blister, about 15 minutes. Allow peppers to cool until easily handled, about 10 minutes. Remove and discard skins; coarsely chop peppers.

  • Cut corn kernels off the cobs. Spread on a greased baking sheet; sprinkle with salt.

  • Bake corn kernels in the preheated oven, stirring every 5 minutes, until tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chopped poblano peppers, creamed corn, chicken broth, cilantro, and cumin. Blend soup with an immersion blender until smooth.

  • Bring soup to a gentle boil. Stir in potatoes, baked corn kernels, and milk. Season with salt. Simmer until flavors combine, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 70.8g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 7.1mg; sodium 827.5mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This was a perfect balance of sweet, heat, and savory flavor. I am on my second helping now. Yum. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
This had a great flavor, but it was VERY spicy! Next time, I will swap some of the poblano peppers for bell peppers. To make preparation a little easier, I cooked the potatoes in the broth (rather than boiling them separately.) I then pureed it to make the soup nice and creamy before adding everything else. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful. I topped with sour cream diced avocado and bacon. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
it was not spicy at all. Next time i will add jalepeno. we cooked the corn under the broiler to char it. grilled in the husk corn would be great. not too hard to make and filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a perfect balance of sweet, heat, and savory flavor. I am on my second helping now. Yum. Read More