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vegetarian corn chowder

Corn Chowder

You will love a bowl of this comforting corn chowder!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 213 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced poblano pepper
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 ears sweet corn, kernels removed-save the empty cobs to put back in the pot (or 2 cups frozen or canned corn)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, for serving, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the celery, carrot, red pepper, poblano pepper, and potatoes. Add the vegetable broth and empty cobs of corn, if using, and cook until vegetables are tender. This will take about 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and milk. Pour mixture into the soup pot. Stir. Add in the corn kernels, thyme, salt, and pepper. Let the soup simmer for 20-30 minutes on the stove.
  3. Remove empty cobs of corn, if using, and ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with cheddar cheese, if desired.