Delicious and easy to make!

corn chowder

I love simple recipes that are full of flavor. This creamy corn and potato soup will warm you up and bring a smile to your face. Enjoy!

Corn Chowder

½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup diced onion
4 cups water
1 pound Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 ½ cups fresh corn kernels
½ cup unsweetened almond, rice, or soy milk

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, and add onions. Cook until soft and translucent. Add water, potatoes, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add corn and almond milk. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for another 10 minutes. Place 3 cups of soup in a food processor or blender, and process about 15 seconds. Return to saucepan. Stir well, and serve.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute 2 (14.5-ounce) cans of corn kernels (drained) for fresh corn.
  • Add ½ cup chopped carrots and celery (1/4 cup each).
  • For a southwestern flair, stir in 1 cup of Salsa.


  1. Oh how funny, I made corn chowder last night. I love it! So simple, tasty, comforting, and I almost always have all the ingredients on hand. I had never thought of adding salsa, but I love spice. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. I will definitely fix ‘n’ serve this on the first cold day of the season. Oh wait! That day’s already been here. I’d better get busy!! 🙂

  3. Mama, was your Corn Chowder Daniel Fast friendly? Just curious! 🙂 Thanks for visiting the blog and for your comment.

  4. Paul, yes, you need to give this one a try. Make it for your wife for dinner one night as a surprise. She’ll love it. 🙂

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  6. How would sweet potatoes taste in this recipe? Love this website 🙂

    • Probably great, although I haven’t tried it with sweet potatoes. Thank you for your kind words about the website. I pray the Lord continues to use it to bless you!

  7. Made this last night, and it was a hit! My husband had thirds, and even our very picky 16 month old loved it! Thank you for sharing.

  8. aderonke Whitaker says:

    Is almond milk ok with the fast even though you can’t have milk or any dairy. I am not challenging you, just would like to be sure

  9. Leslie Hinson says:

    I noticed that you didn’t list soy milk as an alternative in this recipe. Is there a reason….would it make the soup taste different? I am new to all the soy, almond, rice milks and how their flavors might affect a recipe. Making the potato soup instead tonight since I already had soy milk and that was a option for that one. Can’t wait to try this one too.

    • In most cases, you can use either almond, rice, or soy milk without a major difference in taste. You certainly can in this recipe. I just forgot to add the soy milk as an alternative. 🙂 I’ll revise it now. Thanks!

  10. Sarah Turnure says:

    I really liked this recipe! 🙂 It’s so filling, too!

  11. Melissa says:

    This looks great. Would I be able to replace the almond (etc) milk with vegetable broth? I know it would obviously be/taste different, but do you think it would work? Also, I would like to add carrots and celery. When in the process should I add them?

    • Sure! The almond milk is only added to make it seem creamy. You could use vegetable broth instead of water, or use 1/2 broth and 1/2 water. No need to wait until the end to add the broth, like you would with the almond milk.

  12. Norma Pescherine says:

    Is it 1/2 cup each of the milks, or should that be “or” instead of “and”?

    • Oops! Definitely a typo. It should be OR. Only 1/2 cup of “milk” is needed. You can choose which kind of milk you’d like to use: almond, rice, OR soy! Thanks for letting me know about that mistake.

  13. Just made this tonight with my fiance and it was delicious! I used sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, coconut milk and added a few more spices (rosemary, oregano and shallots) for a yummy flavor. It turned out creamy, slightly sweet, but still savory. I can’t wait to eat this during the week! Such a great comfort food while completing the fast. Thanks so much Kristen!

  14. Was a little watery for my taste, was I supposed to dump out the water before adding the almond milk? Other than that I found it surprisingly tasty.

    • Hi, Tony! No, you don’t dump out the water. I guess you can always add more potatoes and corn if you like your soup less watery. Thanks for your comment and feedback!

  15. Thank you so much for the devotionals you send during the Daniel Fast…we’ve replaced them for our regular family devotions before school everyday! I also wanted to say that I’m so glad I found this soup…it was delish!! My 7 yr old had 4 small bowl full!! She loved it and wants it again tomorrow! Thank you.

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement! We’be been reading the devotions together as a family at breakfast, too. My daughters are specially enjoying the ones about them! So glad you enjoyed the soup. May God continue to bless you abundantly as you serve Him!

  16. Robin Frary says:

    Sometimes I pulse white kidney beans in my food processor to use as a thickening agent if you don’t want to use the almond milk.

  17. I would like to try this soup, can I use frozen corn, instead of fresh corn?

  18. OK so I am doing the DF and I decided to make this. My sometimes picky but very sweet 13yr old loved it!! She raved about it. I too enjoyed it!

  19. Linda cowan says:

    Can we have 100 percent fruit juice

    • Hi, Linda! Thanks for your question. The recommended beverage on the Daniel Fast is water. You should drink it most of the time. Fruit juices (100%, unsweetened – read ingredients to make sure) CAN be used, such to flavor recipes and occasionally as a drink. But I don’t recommend drinking a lot of fruit juice, although having it fresh from an extractor is better and more nutritious than store-bought juice. Water is very important on the fast, so you don’t ever want to compromise your water intake by drinking too much juice. I hope this explanation makes sense!

  20. Dexter justice says:

    Is it ok to have potatoes on the daniel fast

  21. Barbara Kimbrough says:

    I wanted to find out about chewing sugar free gum on the fast…my husband and I have done it together the past two years and each time has been blood sugar dropped to normal, and I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996..did not have to use any insulin..I love the oatmeal bake and all the husbands blood pressure also came back to normal..we have decided to continue on the fruit and veggies during the week and only do meat on the weekend..I have also gotten my sister and friends to get involved..this is a real blessings and very grateful for the vision God gave you for this..blessings!

    • Barbara, thank you so much for you comments and for sharing how the Lord has been working. I’m so glad to hear you and your husband have made several positive changes as a result of the fast. I pray the Lord continues to bless you both for your commitment to honor Him physically and spiritually! As far as chewing sugar-free gum, it’s difficult to find a brand that is completely Daniel Fast friendly. The gum can’t have any artificial sweeteners (such as Splenda), nor can it have any other restricted ingredients. If you have a specific type of gum that you’re wondering about, let me know. I’ll take a look at the ingredients.

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