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Bowl serving of Mexican Corn Chowder topped with Crema and crumbled queso fresco.
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Mexican Street Corn Chowder

Mexican Street Corn Chowder. Thick and creamy corn chowder swirled with crema and flavored with chili powder and lime juice. Top with some crumbly queso fresco and fresh cilantro. This soup is hearty and reminiscent of Mexican Street Corn!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 6
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Serene


  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 poblano pepper diced
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth no sodium
  • 32 ounces corn (fresh, frozen or canned-if using canned drain first)
  • 1 lb gold potatoes diced 1/2 inch cubes
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder 1
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Cacique Crema Mexicana
  • 1 tbsp lime juice fresh


  • Cacique Crema Mexicana
  • ¼ cup Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco crumbled
  • cilantro diced
  • chili powder
  • lime wedges


  • Melt butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. 
  • Add onion and pepper and sauté until softened. Add in garlic and sauté an additional 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle in flour, stir to coat the vegetables. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Pour in the chicken broth, stir with a wooden spoon and gently scrape the bottom of the pot to loosen any stuck-on bits. 
  • Add the corn and potatoes. Add the seasonings. Stir to combine. 
  • Bring soup to a simmer, cover and let cook 15 minutes or until potatoes are softened and fork tender. 
  • Remove soup from heat. 
  • Using an immersion blender, blend a portion of the soup until thickened. 
  • Add the Cacique Crema Mexicana and stir to combine. 
  • Add the fresh lime juice and stir. 
  • Serve the chowder warm and top with additional Crema Mexicana, crumbled Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco, diced cilantro, and a sprinkle of chili powder. 


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1204mg | Potassium: 842mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 723IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg