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sweet corn soup in a bowl with fresh thyme and a black spoon on a counter

Sweet Corn Soup with Potatoes and Thyme

Celebrate sweet corn season with this easy and creamy vegetarian soup that's ready in 30 minutes!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 181kcal


  • Dutch oven or soup pot


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 yellow potatoes cubed; can peel if you want
  • 3 cups vegetable broth can add another cup if desired
  • 2 cups sweet corn from about 3 ears
  • 1 cup whole milk optional


  • Warm the butter in a soup pot or Dutch oven, then add the onion, garlic, and celery. Cook for a few minutes until the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the potatoes and vegetable broth. Increase heat to bring to a boil, decrease to medium-low to maintain a simmer, cover, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  • Use a fork to smash some of the potatoes to thicken the soup. Stir in the corn kernels and milk (if using). Cook for a few more minutes until warmed through. Ladle into bowls, and enjoy!
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  • To make vegan, sub olive oil for butter and omit the milk or use a plant-based alternative.
  • You can sub frozen or canned (drained) corn for fresh.
  • Leftovers will keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through.
  • Serve as an appetizer, side, or main dish. Nutrition facts are calculated for 1 cup (recipe yields about 6 cups). It serves 2 to 3 as a main dish (~2 to 2.5 cup serving size) and 4 to 6 as a side (~1 to 1.5 cup serving size).


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 701IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg