An 'epic' vegan corn chowder served in a bread bowl - made in just 15 minutes

If you don't like spending too much time in the kitchen - Gaz Oakley's vegan corn chowder takes only 15 minutes to make. And if you're also not a fan of washing up, don't worry. The bowl is made out of bread. 

Vegan Corn Chowder

Vegan Corn Chowder

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 chili 
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tbs dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cups/ 480ml vegan cream
  • 2 cups / 480ml vegetable stock
  • 3 cups of sweetcorn - half blitzed
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper

To serve

  • Round loaf of bread - top cut off and middle scooped out
  • Chopped fresh thyme
  • Charred corn kernels (optional)


1. Pre heat a large sauce pan over a high heat.

2. Add the onion, celery, chilli & garlic to a food processor and blitz until they are chopped fine.

3. Add the oil to the pan, followed by the onion mixture, paprika, thyme & bay.

4. Sauté the mix for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add the cauliflower & cook for another minutes.

5. Turn the heat down then add the plain flour. Cook out the flour for a minute or so. Then add the cream & stock.

6. Mix well to remove any lumps.

7. Add the blitzed corn & allow the soup to come to a boil and thicken up for around 4-5 minutes.

8. Just before serving add the whole sweetcorn, soy & seasoning.

9. Serve inside your bread bowl, garnish with fresh thyme leaves. 

This recipe was republished with permission from Avant Garde Vegan. Find the original recipe here.

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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 4

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