This delicious Street Corn Soup is a flavorful recipe filled with roasted corn, tender potatoes, and topped with all the best street corn fixings! Try a bowl of this street corn soup for your next taco night!

street corn soup in a bowl surrounded by toppings

This street corn soup recipe is a mash-up of two of my favorite recipes: this Mexican Street Corn Salad and this Vegan Corn Chowder. It’s rich and creamy with sweet corn, tender potatoes, and all my favorite toppings. Roasting the corn brings out even more flavor and blending corn tortillas into the soup (a trick from my corn chowder) creates a thick and chunky soup without heavy cream.

How to Roast Corn

I typically use frozen corn straight from the freezer, but you can also use fresh or canned corn. If you’re using canned corn, be sure to drain it well.

corn on a baking sheet

Spray a large sheet pan with non-stick spray or line it with a silicone baking mat. I like these silicone mats from Amazon. Spread the corn into a single layer and roast at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes until the corn begins to brown. Roasting the corn brings out more flavor in the final recipe. Don’t skip this step!

street corn soup in a bowl surrounded by toppings

Street Corn Soup Toppings

Depending on how you like your street corn served, here are my favorite topping ideas:

  • Crumbled feta or cotija cheese
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced red onion
  • Sour cream
  • Diced jalapenos
  • Extra lime juice
  • Hot sauce
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
street corn soup in a bowl surrounded by toppings

Substitution Ideas

  • I used whole milk for an extra creamy soup. For a lighter option, feel free to use skim or almond milk.
  • You can use canned or frozen corn for this recipe. If you’re using canned corn, be sure to drain it well.
  • If you wanted to make this vegan, skip the feta cheese and use almond milk in place of the whole milk. Or just make this vegan corn chowder!
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street corn soup

Street Corn Soup

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

This delicious Street Corn Soup is a flavorful recipe filled with roasted corn, tender potatoes, and topped with all the best street corn fixings! Try a bowl of this street corn soup for your next taco night!


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 large russet potato (about 1/2lb), chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tortillas, torn into 1” pieces
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray or line with a silicone mat
  3. Spread the corn into a single layer and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. Stir to evenly coat the corn with the oil
  5. Roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes, until corn is golden brown (frozen corn may need a few extra minutes)
  6. In a large pot, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat
  7. Add the onion  and cook for 6-7 minutes until the onion is translucent
  8. Add garlic, cumin, and paprika and continue to cook for 1 minute
  9. Add vegetable broth and potatoes and simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are soft
  10. Add the roasted corn to the pot and stir.
  11. Carefully transfer 2 cups of soup, milk, and corn tortillas into a blender. Allow steam to escape from the blender, if necessary. Blend until slightly chunky.
  12. Add the blended mixture back to the pot and stir.
  13. Serve with feta, limes, red onion, and sour cream.

Keywords: street corn soup

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