Golden kernels of sweet corn and sauteed red bell pepper paired with Vidalia onion lend a hand in making this beautiful, bright colored soup that’s perfect for fall. You control its texture, making it creamy or leaving in some chunks, then topping it off with gooey, melty cheese!
Just look at that color! Tiny bits of red bell pepper peek through the gorgeous bright yellow corn filled broth. It’s warm and sweet, but if you prefer a bit more savory, simply season with some salt and pepper and you’ll have the best of both worlds!
I originally found this wonderful white cheddar soup recipe on Sargento’s website. Luck would have it that I just happened to have purchased bag of their white cheddar cheese so the timing couldn’t have been better.
I used an immersion blender and left this soup a but chunky, but if you prefer a truly creamy texture, the food processor is your best friend here. I cut my recipe in half and increased the red pepper, the perfect amount for a few days worth of lunches.
After sauteing sweet onions, red bell pepper and garlic you will add in the broth, corn and seasonings. Let it simmer for about 30 minutes then blend. Afterward you’ll add the cream and cheese then serve with your favorite garnishes!
A perfectly wonderful autumn soup for the chilly days ahead!
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Creamy White Cheddar Corn Soup
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- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup diced sweet Vidalia onion
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
- 2 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
- 1 small bay leaf
- 1/4 teaspoon each: salt freshly ground black pepper and dried thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/4 cups Sargento® Artisan Blends® Shredded Wisconsin Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 10 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes.
- Add broth, corn, bay leaf, salt, pepper and thyme leaves. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
- Discard bay leaf. Transfer mixture 2 cups at a time to a blender container. Remove round plastic disc from lid; close lid and cover opening with a thick kitchen towel or pot holder. Hold towel over lid while blending mixture on high speed until mixture is pureed. Transfer mixture to a saucepan. Repeat with remaining soup mixture.
- Add cream to soup; bring to a boil. Stir in cheese; turn off heat and stir until cheese is melted. Taste and adjust seasonings. Ladle soup into shallow bowls; garnish as desired.
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Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Cholesterol 53.1 mg
Sodium 676.7 mg
Potassium 354.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31.7 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 4.4 g
Protein 14.4 g
Sargento did compensate me for the time I dedicated to making this recipe and putting this post together for you, however my opinions on flavor and preparation are 100% mine. :)
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Rachel Parsons says
Just now made this, absolutely amazing. :) The only thing I didn’t have was bayleaf so I left it out… And letting it simmer for 30 minutes sucked up all my broth though, so in the end to thin it out a bit I added some broth and a tad more cream. Helped spread it out a bit. (I have a very hungry hubby!) :) thanks so much for the recipe!<3
Amanda Formaro says
That’s fabulous Rachel! Thanks for making me smile this morning with this great comment. So glad you guys enjoyed it! :)
This looks and sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and your beautiful photos.
Thank you Claire!
Culinary Cory says
This corn chowder sounds great. Love the photos.
The color is indeed fantastic! I don’t know why I never thought to pair corn and cheddar in a soup, but it sounds just divine. This would make a great contribution to this month’s Shine Supper Club (our theme is one-pot meals)–hope you’ll join us!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Oh I am totally making this! Love that it only makes 4 servings too. Whenever I make soup I eat the leftovers for weeks haha.
Angie @ Big Bears Wife says
that soup looks soo good! i love, LOVE soup during the Fall
Taylor @ greens & chocolate says
This looks and sounds delicious! I love a creamy, cheesy soup!