6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups soup, 1 tablespoon cheese, and 1 teaspoon cilantro)

With sweet corn, potatoes, and tomatoes at their garden best, corn chowder is certainly the soup for September. Golden or orange tomatoes are lower in acid.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Place jalapeño peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 10 minutes or until blackened, turning occasionally. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel peppers; cut in half lengthwise, discarding seeds and membranes. Finely chop jalapeño peppers; set aside.

Step 3

Place potato in a medium saucepan, and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; partially mash potato with a potato masher.

Step 4

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery; cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add jalapeño peppers, potato, corn, milk, tomato, salt, and white pepper; cook until thick (about 30 minutes), stirring occasionally. Ladle soup into each of 6 bowls, and sprinkle with cheese and cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews

Missoula's Review

August 26, 2012
This soup is great! I used one poblano, which I roasted and three jalapenos (the store only had three left). I also crisped up some bacon and used the bacon grease in lieu of the butter. It was absolutely delicious. I will make it again.

JenPoynter's Review

June 02, 2009
We loved this chowder. I used purple onions in it and left the skins on the redskin potatoes and it was very colorful. I was worried about the 6 jalapenos being too spicy, but they gave it a great flavor with just a little bit of heat. I rinsed the jalapenos after seeding them, so maybe that made a difference. I think that I will be making this quite often in the late summer with fresh veggies.

Breadaholic's Review

December 27, 2008
This was very tasty and rich tasting. I read the other reviews and took their advice about only using 2 jalapenos, but it was not spicy at all. Maybe the other reviewers didn't remove the seeds from the jalapeno, which the recipe calls for. I had to add some jarred jalapenos to make this spicy. Next time I will use all six or I won't remove the seeds. I also did not use the tomatoes, bell peppers, or celery and it was delicious without them.