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Easy Chipotle Vegan Corn Chowder


15 minutes


45 minutes



Okay, I know I have been going a little overboard with the soups lately but I can’t help myself. I am the god damn soup queen! Yes, I’ve given myself this title. Soup is honestly incredible and this vegan corn chowder doesn’t fall short. The chipotle flavour in it is what ups the game. It’s easy to make, dairy-free but creamy, and loaded with flavour. 

You can whip up this creamy vegan corn chowder in 45 minutes! The thing about soup that people don’t tell you is that if it’s made in less than 30 minutes than it likely didn’t get that marriage of flavours that is so key to an amazing, flavourful soup. So 45 minutes is key to making this soup (or any soup) to the next level. Pop the lid on, simmer, and let those ingredients do their thing. 

Big bowl of vegan corn chowder on countertop next to tablecloth

Why you’ll love this vegan corn chowder recipe:

This creamy vegan corn chowder is one that I’m sure you’ll love. Why? 

  • You can whip up this yummy soup in less than an hour
  • It’s super creamy, but dairy-free
  • Perfect for the whole family – vegans and meat-eaters alike
  • It’s perfect for weekly meal-prep or a meal that can be put together quickly for dinner
  • This soup is hearty and meat-like, but without the meat
  • Incredibly comforting for those cold winter nights/days

Bowl of Vegan Corn Chowder on countertop

How to really nail this Vegan Corn Chowder recipe

Some quick and easy tips for really making this vegan corn chowder the best it can be: 

  • Be patient when cooking down the onions and garlic, you want to build as much flavour as possible here 
  • Don’t skimp out on the chipotle flavour (I used Field Roast Mexican Sausages) 
  • Use fresh corn if you can, this will be helpful in achieving that buttery, starchy flavour

Imagine all your childhood dreams in cream of corn or corn chowder soup but turned up for adults, but it’s still perfect for kids, so don’t get it twisted! This comforting bowl of goodness is loaded with vegetables and vegan sausage to really fill you up, but also give you that hardiness you crave with a soup.  

Close-up of vegan corn chowder in white bowl

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Vegan Corn Chowder Recipe

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Vegan


This vegan corn chowder recipe is loaded with flavour with the chipotle sausage and is incredibly comforting for the winter months.



2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium-large sweet white onion, fine-medium chop
4 clove garlic, finely chopped
season to taste
1/2 cup green onion, roughly chopped
2 cups baby potatoes, halved
2 tbsp. vegan stock paste (optional)
2 heaped tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 package Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Sausage, roughly chop with a cooking spoon
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 cups almond milk
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 cups fresh corn
2 cups water or vegetable stock – do not use vegetable stock if using stock paste


Preheat a large pot on medium-high heat for 30 seconds before adding olive oil.  Let the olive oil heat till the oil develops swirls, then add your onion and garlic to the pot.  Stir the onions and garlic to avoid burning then cook on medium heat for around 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent and a bit golden.

Now add your salt, pepper and green onions to the pot and stir till combined, cook for around 1 minute.

Now, toss in your potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Throw in your stock paste and nutritional yeast, stir till all the potatoes are well coated.

Cook for a few more minutes before adding your sausage and lemon.  Using your wooden spoon, break apart the sausage and stir around to incorporate into the potatoes.  Let everything get golden before adding the almond milk and fresh thyme. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.

Now add your corn and water or vegetable stock,  stir the soup mixture well and increase heat to high to bring mixture to a boil, once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer mixture for 30 minutes to until potatoes are cooked till soft (use a fork to test).

Remove thyme sprigs before serving.  I suggest serving this beauty hot (not too hot)! It needs no additions as it’s just that perfect on its own.


Check seasoning when the soup has cooled a bit as you can’t taste salt as well when food is piping hot.

Keywords: chipotle, creamy, easy, free, potato, recipe, soup, sweet, vegan corn chowder


This soup will blow your mind! So easy to make and so good. The perfect amount of spice to warm you up.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much babes!

Michelle Menard

So so so good! Such hearty and rich flavours. Super Unique. Would 100% make again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love Michelle!

Madeleine MacConnell

SO DANG GOOD! The smokey chipotle flavour is complemented so beautifully by the sweet corn! I used canned and it still turned out incredible. To enhance to corn flavour even more, I blended about half a cup of corn and added that to the broth. Wonderful recipe.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!!! Thanks so much for the love, hun!


For all those peeps out there who don’t have Field Roast sausages available to them I made this last night with a pack of Yves Veggie Ground and about 1/2 a Tablespoon of Chipotle in Adobo (I added a bit more to my bowl but this was the right spice level for the rest of my family) and it was AMAZING! Two kids and 1 picky husband were all singing praises for this soup and asked it to be a part of our regular rotation.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!!! this makes me so happy!


So delicious and addictive! The heat from the chipotle, the creaminess of the almond milk, the sweet crunchy corn and comforting potatoes…it’s the dream! Every recipe I’ve tried from Maria has been a hit, can’t wait to try more!

Maria Koutsogiannis


Tiara Wilson

Already my second time making it this week!! So in love! This is a FAVORITE!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I love this soup so much!!! Thanks for the love Tiara!

Karlee Rose

My bf and I made this for dinner last night; we used Morning Star Chorizo and it was the BEST vegan recipe we’ve tried!!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!! This seriously makes me so damn happy, thanks for the love!


This recipe is SOOOO GOOD!! This totally satisfied my craving for something creamy and flavorful. My boyfriend is now obsessed with this one and requests I make it very regularly lol.
I’ve never had a FBM recipe that didn’t turn out amazing and delicious

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, hun! I love this recipe so much too!

Emily potter

Such an easy delicious recipe! Had everything I needed already and love easy soups like that

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Emily! I really love this recipe so much!

Marcy Allen

This recipe was flipping UNREAL. I made this recipe for my vegan clients and they LOVED it. It was perfectly spicy, savory, filling, and delicious. MARIA YOU GENIUS,

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks, Marcy!

Lorie Sorensen

Wow! This is the best damn soup!;) this will be a perfect winter just back from skiing kind of soup. All vegan and non will love this. Be sure guests can handle a bit of spice tho cause this has a kicker. Thanks Maria you don’t cease to amaze:)

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much!!! I love this soup so much as well!

Emily potter

Such an easy delicious recipe! Had everything I needed already and love easy soups like that


This is insanely delicious and a very very easy recipe to make! I swear I almost wept into the pot because it was THAT GOOD.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES GIRL YES!!!! Thank you so much for the love!

Hayley Thompson

This is DELICIOUS (even for non-soup people like myself). It was also super easy! My husband and my toddler loved it too-packed full of flavor. Definitely adding this to our go-to’s.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!! This makes me so happy, thank you Hayley!

Jessica Manantan

This soup is AMAZING and one of my favorites! I’m currently prepping to make it again tomorrow for a group. Looking forward to seeing how many people are blown away! It is so flavorful and comforting.

Maria Koutsogiannis

so glad you love this friend! If your friends love it too please ask they leave a little review here too!!!!

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