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creamy corn soup

Creamy Corn Soup

Creamy Corn Soup is a hearty medley of sweet kernels, tender potatoes, bacon, and herbs. Simmered in a velvety creamy broth!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Corn Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 449 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 12 slices bacon diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 3 1/2 cups sweet corn reserve the water from the can
  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon teaspoonp dried Italian herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh green onions

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon pieces over medium heat in a large heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven until crisp, about 6-8 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  2. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pot and discard the rest.
  3. Add butter and melt it over medium heat.
  4. Add diced onion, stir and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until softed. Add garlic and flour, stir and cook for about 1 minute, stirring often.
  5. Pour in the broth little by little, while whisking to combine it with the flour mixture.
  6. Increase heat to medium-high and add in the corn kernels, potatoes, dried herbs, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender. Make sure to stir the soup from time to time.
  7. Use an immersion blender to blend about half of the soup until smooth. Or transfer about 3 cups of the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Add the mixture back into the pot and stir to combine.
  8. Add in half and half, reserved corn juice, some green onions, and about half of the bacon. Stir in and simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  10. Serve sprinkled with green onions and remaining cooked bacon.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Corn Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1073mg47%
Potassium 875mg25%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 563IU11%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.