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Blender Corn Chowder with Shrimp & Corn Relish

Fall perfection! This Blender Corn Chowder with Pan Seared Shrimp and Corn Relish has a few secret tricks up it’s sleeve. 

Fall perfection! This Blender Corn Chowder with Pan Seared Shrimp and Corn Relish has a few secret tricks up it’s sleeve. It’s healthy, full of bold flavors, fresh, done in 30 minutes! You’re gonna fall in love!

Have you ever been in love with an appliance before?

I haven’t. I have longed for a good blender for a while. I’ve gone through at least 3 blenders in 10 years, which seems like a lot. And I never get the consistency I want. Smoothies are never smooth, things are always chunky. And the worst part is the cleaning afterwards. UGhh… the cleaning.

If I could have any magical power, it would be to snap my fingers and have my kitchen be cleaned instantly. I’m soooo OVER cleaning pots, pans, cutting boards, knives, food processors, plates, cups, AND photography props! I just want to have someone come to my house and clean the kitchen everyday. Any takers?

Collage of Top view of two bowls of Blender Corn Chowder with Pan Seared Shrimp and Corn Relish and an image of raw shrimp in butcher paper

Well, my days of chunky smoothies are over. I upgraded in the BEST most wonderful way possible. The Vitamix Professional Series 750 has all the tricks and whistles and ya’ll I couldn’t be more over the moon!

Does your blender make HOT … yes HOT soup?

Does it have a self clean program?

Does it pulverize its contents until they unrecognizable and turn into something magical?

A bowl of Blender Corn Chowder with Pan Seared Shrimp and Corn Relish

Mine does!! It’s basically the work horse of my kitchen!

If I could put this blender in my purse and take it on vacation with me I would! I use this bad boy every single day, no joke! I use it for my post workout smoothie. I would dread using my other blenders because I despited cleaning it afterwards and would always end up with stuff stuck on blades.

Not this one. In fact, if you ask me, I would buy this blender for the SOLE reason that it cleans itself! (hands raised hallelujah)

Corn Chowder in a Vitamix blender

But since it has a soup program I HAD to use it! I mean really … when was the last time you threw ingredients into a blender cold and came out with a steamy hot soup for the finished product?

Amazing …. right?!

I had to see it for myself … hence todays recipe – Blender Corn Chowder with Shrimp & Corn Relish! Ya’ll this soup is ridiculous! It’s smoky from the different spices, creamy from the coconut milk, has a little kick from the chili oil and is so light and fresh. To make it even more amazing I added some crunch to the soup by reserving some of the corn to make a corn relish and topped it with Pan Seared Shrimp! I guarantee you will fall in love with the flavors of this soup! It is perfectly comforting and guess what …. it’s done in less than 30 minutes!

But the best part is, you’re not slaving over the stove to reach soup perfection! It’s all done in the blender! It was pretty crazy to add all my soup ingredients to the blender, turn it to the Soup Program Mode and then have hot soup 8 minutes later.

A bowl of Blender Corn Chowder with Pan Seared Shrimp and Corn Relish

I can’t wait for you to try this soup! It’s gonna be a favorite this fall! A little bit of sweet, a little bit of spice, a little bit of creamy and a whole lot of comfort!

But hold up … I can’t just brag on my new blender this whole post and NOT give you an opportunity to get one. That would just be cruel and unusual punishment! And I’m just not into that kinda stuff.

Sooo … I’m teaming up with Vitamix and three other amazing bloggers to give away a free Vitamix Pro Series 750! (worth $599)

All you have to do is enter for a chance to win. Do it … do it now the contest ends in a week!!!


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And then go get 3 more recipes to make while you’re at it! 🙂

Lindsay from Cotter Crunch – Spicy Almond Chicken Pho

Taylor from Food Faith Fitness – Coconut Curry Soup with Sweet Potato Noodles

Gerry from Foodness Gracious – Roasted Eggplant Soup with Feta & Portobello Mushrooms

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** This recipe and giveaway were sponsored by Vitamix. As always all opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Joyful Healthy Eats. **

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Blender Corn Chowder with Shrimp & Corn Relish

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Soup, Seafood, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, 30 Minute Meal
  • Method: Pan-seared
  • Cuisine: American


A quick and healthy corn chowder that is full of bold flavors and topped with crunchy corn relish and tender pan-seared shrimp.


  • 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 cups sweet corn kernels, cut off the cob (about 45 ears of corn)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon diced fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoon diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • garnish with: cilantro and green onions, and Chili Oil


  1. Add shrimp garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, and salt into a small bowl. Gently toss so you coat the shrimp with the spice mixture. Set aside.
  2. Add corn and water to a microwave safe glass bowl. Cover.
  3. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  4. Drain the water from the corn.
  5. Reserve 3/4 cup of corn. Place in a bowl and add diced roasted red pepper, and cilantro. Season with salt and set aside.
  6. Add remaining corn, vegetable stock, garlic clove, red onion, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper to Vitamix Pro Series Blender, cover and turn the Soup Cycle on. This will last for about 7-8 minutes and will turn off when it’s done.
  7. Remove the cover, turn the blender on speed 1 and slowly add the coconut milk in. Gradually move up to speed 4 and blend for 2 minutes. (soup will be HOT)
  8. In the meantime, heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add Shrimp to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  9. Serve soup in a bowl, top with corn relish and shrimp. Garnish with fresh cilantro, green onions, and a splash of chili oil for some heat.


  • Serving Size: 6 oz soup + shrimp & relish
  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 847 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 87 mg

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60 comments on “Blender Corn Chowder with Shrimp & Corn Relish”

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    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

    I LOVE recipes with fresh, sweet corn. So bummed I can’t find it year-round, but this soup would be great with frozen corn in the winter too. Can’t wait to try it

  2. This looks and sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it! However, I must point out that corn is NOT Paleo, just for the record!

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    Stephany Rosa

    This is super late – but have you ever made this soup without a blender that cooks? It sounds excellent and I totally want to make it! …but I definitely don’t need that kind of crazy contraption.

    1. haha.. yes. You could definitely make it on the stove and then put it in the blender to puree it once cooked or use a submersion blender

  4. If I won the vitamix blender I would definitely make butternut squash soup, a classic fall staple that brings any family closer together after just one spoonful. I’d definitely have to try out this recipe as well, corn chowder blender to perfection?! I’ve never heard of such a thing untill the vitamix saved the day. Happy fall πŸ™‚

  5. I love to keep things minimal in the kitchen but this seems like a winner! Soup sounds so nice for this week…start of allergy season. 😩

  6. This is so awesome id love to try this recipe and the cream of potato soup out along with so much more!!

  7. For over five years I’ve always daydreamed about having a vitamix. Especially since my son was born with a genetic disorder where he does not have and will not have all his teeth so I have to make bland food for him. And all these recipes looks so good.

  8. If I won the Vitamix, I have a ton of recipes that I’d like to make, but my Gazpacho recipe would be right at the top, while I can still get some fresh vegetables at my local farmer’s markets before they close for the season!

  9. That soup is stunning! And I am so jealous…the blender actually cooks it?!! I am crossing my fingers! That sounds like something I NEED in my kitchen too!

  10. This corn chowder recipe looks fantastic. I just bought sweet corn to freeze, so I can make this after fresh corn season is over. Thank you.

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    I’d be lost without my Vitamix – nothing I’ve had before it compares! What a soup – I love corn chowder and the addition of that gorgeous shrimp makes it so substantial! Now about those dishes….wish I could help, but I have the same trouble πŸ™‚

    1. It’s definitely the workhorse of my kitchen now that I finally own one. LOVE it! πŸ™‚ Thanks Patricia, glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

    This soup is absolutely gorgeous, I love the color and the smooth texture. The shrimp is the perfect complement. If I won a Vitamix (which I wanted for ages – fingers crossed), I’d make a creamy parsnip soup first!

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    Cookin Canuck

    You grabbed my attention with that shrimp and corn relish. I’d have to sit and stare at this gorgeous soup for a couple of minutes before digging in – almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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    Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    I’m totally with you on being over cleaning the kitchen and ALL THE THINGS in it daily. I only wish I was living in Harry Potter’s world when I think about using a spell to clean everything. πŸ˜‰

    This blender chowder sounds absolutely DELIGHTFUL! I’m gonna have to get my hands on the ingredients and whip it up soon before all that gorgeous sweet corn is gone. Thanks for sharing and for offering this giveaway. If I won the Vitamix, I’d definitely make this!

    1. haha… right! If only there area quick word or button we could push to have everything clean in minutes! (that goes for cleaning the bathroom too .. haha)

      Hope you do get a chance to make the soup soon Erin, it is fantastic and so rich in flavor!

  15. Goodness. Vitamix just takes everything to the next level. But. Awww man I have got my heart set on this soup. It is ALL my favorites and perfect for that last corn harvest!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    1. I know! They really do! I’m kinda in love with this blender and I know you will be too! But this soup is pretty killer too! πŸ™‚

  16. Oh my gosh – this looks so delicious! My husband and I are HUGE soup fans… We are excited to check this out. If we won’t the Vitamin – I’d love to make a fresh roasted tomato and corn soup πŸ™‚

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I am obsessed with these photos and this soup!! That corn relish? TO DIE FOR!! I could slurp this all day!

  18. If I won the Vitamix, I would definitely make your “Blender Corn Chowder with Shrimp & Corn Relish”. I have a ton of corn in the freezer that we bought fresh from an Amish farm and cut off the cob and bagged, so this would be a great recipe for me to make – and I love hearty soups!