Mexican Corn Soup Recipe

Salsa adds a bit of a kick to this sweet corn soup recipe.

Spring 2015

  • A simple recipe, Mexican Corn Soup Recipe takes very little time from start to table.
    Photo by Fotolia/Martin Turzak

Yield: 4 servings

Mexican Corn Soup


• 3 tablespoons butter
• 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
• 1/4 cup sliced green onions
• 1 large clove garlic, minced
• 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
• 3 cups chicken broth
• 1-1/2 cups salsa
• 1 bay leaf
• 1 can (12 ounces) sweet corn, drained
• 2-1/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
• Tortilla chips and cilantro, for garnish


1. Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan. Add green pepper, green onions and garlic, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, oregano, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Gradually stir in chicken broth and salsa. Add bay leaf and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute.

2. Remove and discard bay leaf. Add corn and 1-1/2 cups cheese, and continue cooking and stirring until cheese is melted and soup is heated through.

3. Top each serving with tortilla chips, cilantro and remaining cheese.

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