Cajun Corn Soup

Cajun corn soup in a white bowl surrounded by saltine crackers.

Cajun Corn soup is a thick comforting soup full of smoky sausage and sweet corn. It is packed with flavor and is the ultimate comfort food to keep you warm. I will be honest with you , I didn’t grew up eating this type of soup. When It is cold out my go to is Chicken and Sausage gumbo . I worked with a girl for many years that would always talk about her grandmother’s corn soup . She finally brought some to me and I was in love. We lost touch once she left for another job and I never got the recipe, so I have tried to recreate it . One thing she told me was her grandmother would usually use what ever meat she had on hand like pork , beef stew meat or even leftover ham. The main thing about this soup is simmering it to let all of the flavors mingle. Another go to soup when it is cold outside is my Yummy Corn and Shrimp soup.

This may seem like a lot of ingredients and steps but believe me it is well worth it in the end. Most old fashioned recipes like this do take a little time and effort, but in the end it taste like pure love.

What you will need to make Cajun Corn Soup:

  • A Good soup pot click Here for my favorite
  • A good knife to cut veggies .. Click Here for what I use
  • Cutting Board
  • Wooden Spatula.. Any spatula will do but this is my preference.
  • Tony Chachere’s is my seasoning of choice but use your favorite or what you have available
  • A good smoked sausage or if you have andouille available that is a good choice

This soup is very versatile and it can be tailored to what you like or even what you may have on hand. I like to always put sausage but Tasso could easily replace it , it will give that smoky flavor as well. Any meat can be added to this just brown the meat at the beginning . The only meat I would not brown is the shrimp . If you add shrimp add them at the end to make sure you don’t over cook them . Below is some suggestions of what meats can be added.

What other meats can be added to this soup:

  • Tasso
  • pork
  • ham
  • beef
  • shrimp

 

Let’s make some soup!!

Start by dicing the onions, bell pepper and onion. Then slice your sausage in pieces.

All the ingredients needed to make cajun corn soup.

In a large soup pot brown sausage. Once good and brown remove and set aside.

Sausage frying in a soup pot.

In the same pot use the drippings from the sausage and add the onions , bell pepper , celery and garlic. Stirring every so often cook until the veggies are soft . If you don’t have enough drippings from the sausage you can add a little water during the cooking process.

Adding the diced onions , diced bell pepper, diced celery and minced garlic to the soup pot to cook.

Once the veggies are soft add the stick of butter and allow it to melt.

Melting a stick of butter to the veggies to melt.

Once the butter is melted sprinkle in the flour and stir until the flour is absorbed . Cook for about 3-4 minutes , stirring with a spatula .

Adding the flour to the butter and veggies to make a roux.

Slowly add chicken broth stirring while you add it, the add the water.

 

Adding chicken broth the the roux.

Add the diced tomatoes , rotel tomatoes , tomato paste, garlic powder, onion powder , and your choice of Cajun or creole seasoning . Bring to a boil and make sure the tomato paste has dissolved .

All of the ingredients added except corn to simmer.

Turn down to a simmer then place the lid on top and simmer for about 45 minutes. After 45 Minutes add the frozen corn and cream style corn. Put the lid back on for about 15 minutes. At the very end check to see if you need salt and pepper.

Adding the corn at the end.

We love ours served with Saltine crackers.

Two white bowls full of cajun corn soup with soups surrounded by saltines .

Enjoy this wonderful soup !

A spoonful of corn soup .

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Cajun Corn Soup

Cajun Corn soup is a thick comforting soup full of smoky sausage and sweet corn. It is packed with flavor and is the ultimate comfort food to keep you warm.
4.60 from 20 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Soup
Cuisine American/Southern
Servings 10
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Pounds Smoked Sausage Sliced
  • 1 Large Onion diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper -I prefer red diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup all Purpose Flour
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can Rotel Tomato original
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 1 can Tomato Paste 6oz
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Tony's Chachere's Or cajun/creole seasoning of choice
  • 12 oz Frozen Corn
  • 1 Can Cream Style corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste See Notes

Instructions
 

  • In a large soup pot brown sausage. Once good and brown remove and set aside.
  • In the same pot use the drippings from the sausage and add the onions , bell pepper , celery and garlic. Stirring every so often cook until the veggies are soft . If you don't have enough drippings from the sausage you can add a little water during the cooking process.
  • Once the veggies are soft add the stick of butter and allow it to melt.
  • Once the butter is melted sprinkle in the flour and stir until the flour is absorbed . Cook for about 3-4 minutes , stirring with a spatula .
  • Slowly add chicken broth stirring while you add it, the add the water.
  • Add the browned sausage, diced tomatoes , rotel tomatoes , tomato paste, garlic powder, onion powder , and your choice of Cajun or creole seasoning . Bring to a boil and make sure the tomato paste has dissolved .
  • Turn down to a simmer then place the lid on top and simmer for about 45 minutes.
  • After 45 Minutes add the frozen corn and cream style corn. Put the lid back on for about 15 minutes.
  • Check to see if you need salt or pepper

Notes

I use a good smoked sausage for this recipe . If you have access to an andouille sausage it is a good choice as well. 
Other meats can be added to this like Tasso ,  pork , beef , shrimp or even ham. 
I use Tony's Chacheres and it has plenty of salt but if you use a different brand you may need to add salt . 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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allyssa
allyssa
2 years ago

5 stars
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing cajun corn soup recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

Heidy
Heidy
2 years ago

5 stars
I really enjoyed your Cajun Corn Soup- reminds me of my mother’s family recipe and the only thing I did do is use organic frozen corn instead. It turned out perfect and the boys loved it.

veenaazmanov
2 years ago

5 stars
Perfect time of the year to enjoy delicious and unique soup recipes. This soup seems to be bursting with flavors.

Kathryn
2 years ago

5 stars
There is so much flavor and spice to this soup! It was easy to make and loved leftovers the next day!

Sara LaFountain
Sara LaFountain
2 years ago

5 stars
This soup was so delicious and full of flavor! My kids inhaled it and begged me to make it again.

Amy Liu Dong
2 years ago

5 stars
This looks really delicious and easy. I am so excited to make this for tonight’s dinner. I am sure everyone will love this.

Marie
Marie
2 years ago

This soup is incredibly flavorful. I loved the smoked flavor of the sausage coming through. It’s a truly comforting dish!

Linda
Linda
2 years ago

Do you put the browned sausage back in at the end with the corn?

Liz
Liz
2 years ago

5 stars
I love Cajun cooking! Always so delicious! Excited to give this recipe a try! Thanks for the share!

Aya
Aya
2 years ago

5 stars
I used smoked turkey instead of sausage, and it turned out great! The cajun corn soup was flavorful and is a recipe I will definitely do again.

Amy Nash
Amy Nash
2 years ago

5 stars
This one is a big winner! Two thumbs up over here! Love the big flavors and textures in this soup.

silvia
silvia
2 years ago

5 stars
This cajun soup was easy to prepare and had all the flavors we were looking for on cold nights. We have put this recipe in rotation on our menu, and it was very delicious.

New Orleans dude
New Orleans dude
3 months ago

5 stars
I’m making it now my wife has made it down in New Orleans we love it