5 from 2 votes
Fresh Corn Soup
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

A delicious, make ahead Fresh Corn Soup that's perfect as an appetizer soup and so wonderful for lunch or casual dinners!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fresh Corn Soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 204 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • 6 ears fresh corn
  • tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves finely minced
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth possibly more
  • 2 large yellow or russet potatoes peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the topping:
  • 2 slices thick cut smoked bacon, diced small
  • 1/2 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • reserved corn
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
Instructions
  1. Microwave 3 ears of corn on high power for 4 1/2 minutes. Remove and set aside till cool enough to handle. Repeat with remaining 3 ears of corn.

  2. Peel back the husks and silk on one ear of corn and gather them in one hand. Snap them off at the base. Discard the husks and silks. Repeat for remaining corn.

  3. Cut corn kernels from cobs. Reserve 1/2 cup of the corn kernels for the topping and set aside separate from the rest. Cut cobs in half and set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil and butter in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until butter is melted. Add onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  5. Add broth, potatoes, bay leaves, salt and reserved cobs and bring to a boil. Cover and reduced to a low simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  6. Remove bay leaves and cobs and allow to cool slightly. Add the soup mixture and corn to a blender container and blend until very smooth, around 2-3 minutes. You may have to do this in two batches.
  7. Return soup to pot, taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Thin with extra broth, if needed Cover pot and keep warm till ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Corn Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 429mg19%
Potassium 609mg17%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.