Roasted Poblano and Corn Chowder


Savor the rich and comforting flavors of our Roasted Poblano and Corn Chowder. This creamy soup marries the smokiness of roasted poblano peppers with the sweetness of fresh corn, creating a delightful symphony of tastes. Perfect for a cozy night in or as a hearty starter, this chowder is a celebration of simple ingredients transformed into a culinary masterpiece.

Roasted Poblano and Corn Chowder

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 250 kcal
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Sodium: 500 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g


  • Poblano peppers (2 large)
  • Fresh corn kernels (300 g / 10.5 oz) from 3 cobs
  • Olive oil (15 ml / 0.5 fl oz)
  • Onion (100 g / 3.5 oz), chopped
  • Garlic cloves (10 g / 0.35 oz), minced
  • Vegetable broth (1 liter / 1 quart)
  • Heavy cream (120 ml / 4 fl oz)
  • Potatoes (200 g / 7 oz), diced
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh cilantro (15 g / 0.5 oz), for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Roast Poblanos: Char the poblano peppers over an open flame or under a broiler until blackened. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let steam for 10 minutes. Peel, seed, and chop.
  2. Cook Vegetables: In a pot, heat olive oil and sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add corn and potatoes, cooking for a few minutes.
  3. Simmer: Pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  4. Blend and Finish: Add roasted poblanos and blend some of the soup for a creamier texture. Stir in heavy cream, season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve: Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Corn Freshness: Use fresh corn cobs for the best flavor and texture.
  • Creaminess Adjustment: Blend more or less of the soup to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Alternative Toppings: Consider adding crispy bacon or shredded cheese for extra richness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this chowder vegan?

Yes, use coconut milk instead of heavy cream and ensure the broth is vegetable-based.

How long can I store this chowder?

Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Can I freeze this chowder?

It's best enjoyed fresh, as the cream may separate when frozen.