Creamy Tomato Soup with Corn, Chicken and Bacon

Creamy Tomato Soup with Corn, Chicken and Bacon is such a comforting soup recipe served in a bread bowl! This savory and nutritious soup is made in just 15 minutes!

Creamy Tomato, Corn and Chicken Soup in a Bread Bowl

Creamy Tomato Soup with Corn, Chicken and Bacon

Creamy soup without the guilt, yes you heard me correctly 🙂  Have you ever used buttermilk in place of heavy cream for cream soups? Well, it works beautifully and really cuts down on fat and calories, woohoo!

I will be the first to admit that I don’t use it all the time, heaven knows I love my heavy cream, but sometimes it is a great option….like in this speedy tomato soup that’s done in about 15 minutes.

I love picking up some nice bread bowls from the grocery store to serve homemade soup in. Feels kinda like you are eating at a restaurant, you know? I added a small can of Mexicorn from Green Giant that has some red and green peppers mixed in. If you can’t find it at your grocery store, just a normal can of corn is fine 🙂

Hope you all enjoy!

Ingredients You'll Need to Make The Best Tomato SoupHere’s your simple line-up. Nothing too crazy 🙂

How to Make This Healthy Tomato Soup

A Homemade Bread BowlMmmm, bread bowl! Cut out the centers and you are ready to go.

Onion, Garlic and Canned TomatoesA little onion, garlic and two cans of diced tomatoes 🙂  Place them all into the food processor, mixing until smooth.

Pureed Tomato for The Best Tomato SoupThey’ll be nice and pureed like so.

A Can of Mexicorn for Creamy Tomato SoupAdd your corn.

Adding Seasoning to Tomato Soup…and your seasonings.

Adding Buttermilk to SoupTime for the buttermilk.

Shredded Chicken and Crumbled BaconAdd your shredded chicken and bacon….and it’s time to eat!

Creamy Tomato Soup in a Bread BowlPlace soup inside your bread bowl, mmmmm!

Creamy Tomato Soup with Corn, Chicken and Bacon in a Bread Bowl

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Corn, Chicken and Bacon

Creamy Tomato Soup with Corn, Chicken and Bacon is such a comforting soup recipe served in a bread bowl! This savory and nutritious soup is made in just 15 minutes!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Stove


  • 1/4 cup white onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Two cans diced tomatoes 15 oz each
  • 8 oz can Mexicorn a blend of corn and red & green bell peppers
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast I used a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup cooked bacon crumbled
  • bread bowls if desired


  • Place onion, garlic and tomatoes into a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add corn, stirring to combine then add salt, pepper and cumin, stirring again to combine. 
  • Stir in buttermilk, chicken broth, chicken and bacon pieces until combined. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve. Serve inside hollowed out bread bowls if desired.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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55 Responses
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  3. Jessica

    This soup was great! I took the long road and cooked the bacon, and onions before hand in the soup pot then added the chick stock to pull up all the bits. Left out the buttermilk and didn’t miss it. This was such a great recipe I just had to roast a chicken just for it. Turned out to be a new family favorite! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

  4. This seriously sounds so yummy. I like the idea of the bread bowl — kind of earthy & homey. Quickly bookmarked this, along with the Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs & your Ugliest Best Cookie. Had to chuckle over that one. That sounds like it would be so yummy over ice cream! Thanks for sharing all the deliciousness.

    I’m excited that you are writing a cookbook. Is this your first or have you written others? Our son is an Executive Chef & is working on a cookbook in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Weil. Michael is the Exec. Chef of True Food Kitchen where Dr. Weil is part owner. They have 2 restaurants in AZ, in Phoenix & in Scottsdale, one in Newport Beach & about to open #4 in Santa Monica. The cookbook will reflect the organic, healthy menu of the restaurant. Writing cookbooks seems such an exciting endeavor. I wish you all the best.

  5. Oh, I love this idea and the bread bowl is the show-stopper! 🙂 Now if only I can convince my husband that we should have something besides mozzarella-stuffed meatballs for dinner on occasion…!

  6. jen

    I know in some recipes that you can substitute sour milk (lemon and milk) for buttermilk… wondering if that would work in this one or if the consistency would be different enough to make it a bad idea?? Comments?

    1. Hi Jen,
      I wouldn’t use that substitute for this particular recipe. I know that would work in most baked goods, but I can’t imagine it working out in my tomato soup 🙂 Hope this helps :0

  7. Sara

    OMGEEEE Jenny!!! SOOO delish! thanks for posting! I do think I did something wrong cause mine didn’t come out creamy at all, but still delish!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Sara, maybe next time add a little more buttermilk and chicken broth until it’s as creamy as you’d like.

  8. My husband and I just ate at the Yard House Restaurant this weekend and I had their Tomato Bisque. It was so good. He told me I have got to learn how to make it. I am going to try this recipe and I already know it will be good, because ev-er-ry thing you make is good. (And this is easy).

  9. That looks delicious! I’d never think to add those ingredients to tomato soup but I’ve added pasta to my tomato soup to bulk it up.

  10. Thanks for helping me decide what to make for dinner tonight!! It’s raining here so it’s a perfect meal for that! Now I need to decide which goodie of yours to make to go with it since a rainy day is perfect for baking with my 4 year old! 🙂

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