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You have to try this Chipotle Corn Chowder! It's one of my favorite soups and is so flavorful and delicious!

Chipotle Corn Chowder

This Chipotle Corn Chowder is quick to make and full of smoky chipotle flavor. It's one of my all time favorite soups and tastes amazing. You'll love how cheesy and delicious it is; definitely restaurant-worthy!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican Inspired
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 520kcal


  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped into small pieces (I use thick cut)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth (I use low sodium)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons jarred diced chipotle chiles
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • chopped cilantro for serving, optional


  • Cook the chopped bacon in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium high heat until fat renders and it begins to crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, red bell pepper, and celery, and cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes more.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and bacon, and cook stirring for one minute. Add in the chicken broth and heavy cream, chipotle chiles, green chiles, oregano, salt, pepper, and cumin. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to medium.
  • Add the frozen corn and cheeses. Stir, and allow to cook for 5-10 more minutes until corn is cooked through and cheese is melted. Serve and sprinkle each bowl with chopped cilantro if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1880IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 462mg | Iron: 1.6mg