Lunch and Dinner, Main Dishes, Soups

Quick Potato Corn Soup

a colorful creamy soup in a blue bowl topped with sweet corn and fresh parsley

What is more heart-warming than a filling bowl of soup? I bet there is nothing right! Potato Corn Soup is a dreamy meal ideal for warm weather but it can be enjoyed all year round. It is a wholesome soup that can make for a delicious starter or a nourishing lunch or dinner.

Corn and potato soup is a creamy, velvety, buttery, and rich meal. This crowd-pleaser features chunks of sweet potatoes, fresh shredded carrots, sweet corn, and aromatic seasonings combined all together in a thick and flavorful broth.


a creamy and thick soup filled with chunks of potatoes, delicious carrots, and garnished with sweet corn and vibrant green parsley
This hearty soup is loaded with delicious flavors and healthy ingredients.


What Makes this Soup So Perfect?

This satisfying soup is simple, easy, and very quick to make. It needs a handful of basic ingredients, a single pot, and about 30 minutes to be ready. It literally saves your cramped weeknights!

You can also play around with its ingredients and experiment a little bit. For you can choose to add any kind of protein such as meat, seafood, chicken or sausages. Plus it is convenient to put in any of your meat leftovers. Besides this mouth-watering soup can work pretty well as a starter or you can have it as a quick and comforting lunch.


a bowl filled with delicious chowder garnished with sweet corn and green parsley
A cozy soup is the ultimate comfort food.

What to Serve with Corn and Potato Soup?

Potato corn soup can be enjoyed alone with a spoon, since it holds some filling vegetables. But there are some certain ways that add extra flavors to it. It would be delicious when served with any type of fresh bread.

You can opt for garlic bread, crusty bread, or even the delicious Bazlama (Turkish Flatbread). Where you can smother some butter on and dip it in the creamy soup. Dreamy and delicious!

You can also pair this hearty soup with super delicious sides and appetizers such as, Crispy Cheese Borek (Turkish Cheese Rolls), or some tasty Msakhan Rolls.


Some Helpful Tips to Take into Consideration

You can either use frozen corn or fresh corn it does not really affect the flavor.

Blending some of the soup at the end adds extra creaminess to the texture. Hence, try not to pass over this step.

If you want your soup bowl to get more rich, try adding some cheese on top when it is ready. The soup would get thicker and cheesier!

Don’t stick to the vegetables in the recipe. You can absolutely add more if that suits your preference. You can include celery, bell peppers, or even jalapeno for a kick of heat.

Finely chop the yellow onion. And the potatoes must be peeled and diced really small.


A Perfect Soup for Warm Weather

a blue bowl of rich and creamy potato and corn soup and a spoonful of smooth potato chunks
The creamy chunks of potatoes will melt in your mouth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it possible to make this corn and potato soup vegetarian?

Yes for sure. This recipe does not include any sort of meat, but it does have chicken broth. Hence, to make it vegetarian-friendly switch the chicken broth with vegetable broth.

How to store potato corn soup leftovers?

Potato corn soup leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container placed in the refrigerator. It can last for up to 5 days.

How can we reheat the potato and corn soup?

You can either choose to reheat it on the stove, or you can put it in the microwave for some time. If it is too thick try adding some milk or water and adjust the consistency to your liking.

Can we add meat to the soup?

This creamy soup is perfect if you have meat leftovers. Whether it was chicken, shrimps, or sausages you can simply add them to the soup.

Is it ok to freeze potato and corn soup?

It is not recommended to freeze the soup. Since it includes chunks of potatoes and cream. The consistency, texture, and the flavors will not be same once it thaws.

Is there a difference between soup and chowder?

We must all agree that they are both considered soups. However, chowders are thicker and more rich than soups.

Can we consider this soup a chowder?

Yes, this is traditionally a soup but you can also consider it a chowder based on the consistency.


Potato and corn soup bowl topped with sweet yellow corn and green parsley. It is colorful, creamy, and thick.
Bring a spoon and dig in.

What You Will Need to Make Corn and Potato Soup

Butter

Russet potatoes

Yellow onion

Shredded Carrots

Frozen corn

Garlic powder

Black pepper

Salt

Thyme

Bay leaf

Chicken broth

Half n half

Bullion powder


a bowl of thick potatoes and corn soup with a black spoon filled with delicious chunks of potatoes
You will enjoy the burst of flavors.

How to Make this Delicious Soup

First, you have to sauté the finely chopped onion and potato with the unsalted butter. This will take up to 10 minutes for the potato and onion to soften. Keep stirring so they don’t stick and burn.

Second, once they are softened, add the shredded carrots and corn. I prefer cutting my shredded carrots a little smaller. But of course it is totally optional.

After that, add all the seasonings to the rest of the ingredients, and mix.

Next, add the half and half with the the chicken broth and mix.

Then, cover the pot and let it simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.

Next, take half of the amount of vegetables once softened and purée them using a blender or you can opt for an immersion blender to do the task.

Finally, return it to the pot, mix very well, and lastly serve!


A Soup for the Whole Family

The consistency of this yellow chowder is thick, velvety, and rich. The chowder is topped with fresh parsley and yellow corn.
Enjoy the velvety texture!

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a colorful creamy soup in a blue bowl topped with sweet corn and fresh parsley

Quick Potato Corn Soup

Fatimah
This velvety and thick soup features delicious corn, tender chunks of potatoes, and aromatic seasonings. It is very easy to make. It requires minimal effort and no time at all. Try it today!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 russet potatoes peeled and diced small
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 12 ounces frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • cups half n half
  • teaspoons bullion powder

Instructions
 

  • Sauté the finely chopped onion and potato with the unsalted butter. This will take time for both to soften, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir often so they don't stick and burn.
  • Once softened, add the shredded carrots and corn. I like to cut my shredded carrots a little smaller, but that is optional.
  • Add all the seasonings and mix.
  • Add the half n half with the chicken broth and mix.
  • Cover and let it simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until all the vegetables are softened.
  • Once softened, take half of the amount of the vegetables and purée them using a blender or use an immersion blender.
  • Return it to the pot, mix, and serve.

Notes

  • You can either use frozen corn or fresh corn it does not really affect the flavor.
  • Blending some of the soup at the end adds extra creaminess to the texture. Hence, try not to pass over this step.
  • If you want your soup bowl to get more rich, try adding some cheese on top when it is ready. The soup would get thicker and cheesier!
  • Don’t stick to the vegetables in the recipe. You can absolutely add more if that suits your preference. You can include celery, bell peppers, or even jalapeno for a kick of heat.
Keyword Corn and potato soup, Potato and corn chowder
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3 thoughts on “Quick Potato Corn Soup

  1. MarMar says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe , it’s delicious. I didn’t have half and half, I used heavy cream . thank you for always sharing your beautiful recipes from your home to ours .

  2. Nazarene says:

    Hi
    What us half n half

    1. Fatimah says:

      Hi, its a premixed cream consisting of half milk and half heavy cream

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