Vegan Corn Chowder
Updated: Apr 27, 2021
This soup is the perfect balance of sweet corn, hearty yellow potato, savory celery, and smoky, herbaceous seasonings. This is the best vegan corn chowder recipe and it is so easy to make!
I am so excited that we are releasing another soup recipe! I am one of those people that will eat soup year round, no matter what season it is. Even if the sun is beaming down and everyone is eating ice cubes to cool down, I will be slurping on a steamy bowl of soup! However, this soup is the perfect addition to your springtime recipes, even if you don't normally gravitate towards soups in the warmer months!
This is the first time I have ever had a corn chowder before! So when Tay and I talked months ago about creating a vegan version of one, I was so eager and...slightly nervous! It can be tough when creating recipes that we don't know exactly what they are supposed to taste like. We often create recipes that are unique, so we can have fun with the flavoring! But when it comes to recipe like this, where it is a classic dish that we wish to veganize, it can be more difficult when we don't even know what the original tasted like! Luckily, we could rely on our fiancés to help us figure out the correct flavoring!
This soup is so quick and easy to make! Without a doubt it will be on my list of weeknight dinners for the evenings when I feel way too exhausted to cook. Do you ever have those nights where you want a hearty, home cooked meal without actually doing a ton of work to make it? If yes, then this is the recipe for you!
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We paired this Vegan Corn Chowder with our Buttery Vegan Biscuits, which tasted incredible! Even when we were still doing recipe testing, Taylor would make the soup and I would whip up some biscuits, because the two comfort food classics went together perfectly. Sometimes I struggle to make a side with my soup since certain soups can take so long to make. But with this recipe, the soup is so quick and easy, so it is no issue at all to make some homemade biscuits to dip into your soup!
Vegan Corn Chowder
Serves: 4 - 6 people
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Author: Kitchen Potatoes
· ½ cup vegan butter
· 1 diced medium onion
· 4 sliced celery stalks
· ½ tsp smoked paprika
· 1 ½ tsp salt
· 1 tsp pepper
· 2 minced garlic cloves
· ¼ cup all-purpose flour
· 4 cups vegetable broth
· 3 cups cubed yellow potato
· 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
· 2 tsp dried parsley
· 4 cups frozen corn
· Sliced green onions
· Chili flakes to taste
· 1 batch of Tofu Bacon Bits
In a large pot, melt vegan butter over medium-high heat. Once butter is heated, add chopped onion and sliced celery. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent.
Once onions are soft add smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic. Sauté for one minute, stirring constantly.
Add flour and stir constantly for another minute or two to cook the flour. While continuing to stir, slowly add vegetable broth. Add diced yellow potatoes, non-dairy milk, and parsley. Cover with the lid slightly ajar and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for approximately 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. If the soup comes to a rapid boil, reduce the heat to medium or medium-low.
Once the potatoes have cooked, stir in the corn and allow the corn to heat (approximately 5 minutes).
Transfer half of the soup to a blender, blend until smooth, and return back to the pot (alternatively, you may use an immersion blender). If you prefer a completely smooth soup, simply blend all of the soup. You may have to blend in batches.
Serve with any of our recommended optional toppings and try our Buttery Vegan Biscuits as a delicious side!