Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder


Anyone else living on soup lately? This Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder is the perfect soup to add to that soup rotation! It’s seriously satisfying, plus it uses frozen corn instead of fresh so you can make it any day of the year.

Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder

I love all the variation in this soup, yet it all comes together so well. You get lots of veggies – corn, chilies, peppers, tomatoes (I still consider them a veggies) and avocados.

Then you get the protein packed hearty chicken breasts and beans, and it’s all soaking in a rich, creamy, cheesy, Mexican spiced broth. Because it’s all about that base.


Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder

Feel free to up the spices here as you’d like I did want to let the flavor of the corn shine, plus I like to start on the lower end with spices because some people don’t like a lot.

You can always add more but you can’t take it out.

Then add more cheese if you like it really cheesy. And even use sharp cheddar for a stronger flavor if you’d prefer.

Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder

Then get ready to dive into this soup because it is so delicious! I love Mexican inspired recipes.

There’s just such a delicious blend of flavors. You know what I’m talking about, it’s those flavors we all crave.

Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder

If you love toppings on your soup feel free to add on some crushed tortilla chips, more cheese (even a different kind like queso fresco), sour cream, fresh lime juice, chipotle chile powder – just whatever seems right and what you’ve got on hand.

Then cozy up in your warmest sweater and fluffiest slippers and dig in! Recipes like so are the best way to warm up!

Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder


Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder

5 from 5 votes

A creamy, cheesy, veggie and chicken filled soup that's layered with Mexican flavors that are sure to satisfy! Recipe uses frozen corn so you can make this soup any day of the year but in the summer feel free to add in fresh. Just cook the fresh corn beforehand. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 5 Tbsp butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (1 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 5 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.4 oz) bag frozen petite corn (preferably sweet white and yellow blend. 3 cups)
  • 1 (7 oz) can mild green chilies
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese (or a blend of both)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and bell pepper and saute until softened, about 10 minutes. 

  2. Add garlic, saute 1 minute longer. Add in flour and saute 1 minute more. 

  3. While whisking pour in milk and chicken broth. Stir in tomatoes, corn, green chilies, cumin, chili powder and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Bring mixture to a light boil stirring frequently. Stir in black beans and warm through. 

  5. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken, cheese and cilantro. Serve warm with avocado.

  6. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

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  • Mona: Made the soup it was delicious I would like to make to double it and freeze part for a later time will it keep and for how long August 2, 2018 at 9:57am Reply

  • Irene May: Hey there! Could I sub heavy whipping cream for the milk? Maybe 2 cups HWC and one cup water? March 23, 2018 at 2:03pm Reply

  • Jen: Could this be frozen and served again later? December 30, 2017 at 8:55am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t tried so I can’t say for sure but generally I’ve found the soups with a roux don’t freeze very well but maybe that’s just me. December 31, 2017 at 8:53pm Reply

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