Vegetarian Smoky, Spicy Corn Chowder

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 45 mins

Adapted from a non-vegetarian recipe in Real Simple magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the onion and scallions in olive oil in a large soup pot until soft (5-7 minutes). Add the garlic, red pepper and paprika. Add the liquid smoke and cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Stir in the broth and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
  3. Stir in the corn and half-and-half. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer half the soup to a blender and puree until smooth.
  5. Return to the pot, add the salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Most Helpful

A great twist on a corn chowder, and vegetarian too. Love the addition of smoked paprika and red pepper flakes. Thank you.

Katanashrp January 08, 2013

Yum! This a great corn chowder recipe, but I did a few things differently. I didn't just pare the onion and instead I chopped it all up. Also, I didn't use olive oil, just a bit of nonstick spray. I also swapped regular 1/2 and 1/2 for a decent brand fat-free 1/2 and 1/2 to cut the fat.

PescatariYum November 03, 2010

This was a nice switch-up from our usual corn chowder. I added in some cooked diced red skinned potatoes. I held back half of the liquid smoke, and added some of it at the end to taste. Be careful, not all liquid smokes are good, at least one of the cheaper brands is pretty harsh tasting.

Chef Edlear December 12, 2008