Cranked Up Corn Chowder


  • 4 ears corn, kernels cut from cob
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 red potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Roux:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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Combine corn kernels and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a baking dish; stir to coat corn kernels in oil.

Roast corn in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, carrot, celery, and garlic in the olive oil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir chicken broth, roasted corn, potatoes, light cream, cream-style corn, parsley, salt, and pepper into the vegetable mixture; bring to a boil.

Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat; stir flour into melted butter and whisk until a paste forms and begins to thin, about 5 minutes.

Stir roux into the chowder; continue cooking until chowder is thickened, about 30 minutes.