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Mexican Street Corn Soup

Mexican Street Corn Soup is a mashup between your favorite Tex-Mex street food and your favorite fall comfort food! Quick and easy - you'll love this tangy, spicy, southwestern dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword cilantro, corn, creamy, lime, spicy, tangy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 300kcal
Author Marye


  • 6 cups corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo mashed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup crema ,may use sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cilantro ,chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke ,optional
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese ,crumbled
  • Lime wedges
  • Tajin as desired
  • 1 teaspoon sugar ,optional


  • Dry the corn and spread it out on a heavy baking sheet.
  • Broil for 5 minutes or so, stirring around often, to caramelize the kernels.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large stockpot melt the butter.
  • Add the onion and sauté until it begins to soften.
  • Add the garlic - sauté for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, heavy cream, chipotle, chili powder, and cumin to the stock pot.
  • Bring to a simmer and add the corn.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove 2 cups of the corn to a blender.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups of the hot broth.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Return to the pot.
  • Bring back up to a simmer.
  • Stir together the crema, mayo, 2 tablespoons cilantro, and lime.
  • Add to the stockpot and stir until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.
  • Ladle into bowls and top with the Cojita cheese and remaining chopped cilantro.


To make in a slow cooker follow through instruction 8 but leaving the cream out. Heat on low for up to 8 hours. Just before serving add the cream  and blend the corn and broth in the blender - then continue with the recipe.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1.1mg