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A gluten-free corn soup delicousness!

Smooth Corn Soup

Vividly Christmas
A very tasty, fine soup with corn and hearty onions. The spicy flavor fits perfectly a wonderful Christmas dinner.
5 from 96 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 161 kcal



  • 300 g Frozen corn kernels Works with canned corn as well
  • 1 piece Onion
  • 150 g Potatoes
  • 20 g Butter
  • 500 ml Vegetable soup or chicken broth
  • 125 g Crème fraîche
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 250 ml Tap Water


  • Peel, wash, and chop the potato and onion. If you don't want to weep while cutting the onion, you can use a universal electric chopper (if available) for this purpose.
  • Heat the butter in a pot and sauté the onion in it until translucent.
  • Add the potatoes and infuse with the clear chicken broth.
  • Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Add the corn and cook gently for another 10 minutes.
  • Next, add crème fraîche, salt, pepper, and the tap water, and liquidize the soup with the immersion blender.
  • Finally, to make the soup quite subtle, pass it with a tablespoon through a close-meshed sieve into a large bowl or cooking pot.
  • After straining, pour the soup back into the pot and bring to a boil again.
  • Voilà, your smooth and delicious corn soup is ready-made and able to be served!


NOTE: I am using clear chicken broth in this case and not vegetable soup. The clear chicken broth adds a distinctive flavor, and I always have clear chicken broth frozen in stock. On the one hand, to use it for cooking or on the other hand, as a small light dinner when I don't feel like cooking.
If you'd like to stock up on chicken broth, too, you can find the recipe either in the "Christmas Dinner Recipe e-book for an American-inspired Christmas dinner", or you can read through the summary below.

How to make clear chicken broth

For clear chicken broth, you'll ideally need
  • a 338 fl oz (10L) cooking pot,
  • 1 whole soup chicken,
  • a bunch of greens (includes carrots, leeks, celery, parsley),
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • ½ tablespoon lovage,
  • 4-5 peppercorns,
  • a small tomato,
  • the skin of an onion,
  • a clove of garlic,
  • and a vegetable stock cube.
Put all the ingredients in the cooking pot, fill it with water, and let the soup boil for 2-3 hours. Then strain and pour into freezable containers (about 500ml capacity). Store them in the freezer after cooling. This way, you'll always have a delicious, hearty chicken soup on hand when you need it.
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Keyword christmas, Christmas dinner, Christmas dinner soup, Corn, Cornsoup, easy, gluten-free, maize soup, Soup
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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg