Brazilian Corn Chowder

Brazilian corn chowder is a quick, easy and hearty chunky soup made with corn, potatoes, yogurt, and other simple gluten-free ingredients, which can be served with hot Italian sausage if desired.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Brazilian
Keyword Brazilian, chowder, corn, gluten-free, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 430 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 large white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth (low sodium)
  • 1 large potato peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 can sweet whole kernel corn drained (or 3 1/4 cups of fresh corn), 29 oz
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt less or more depending how salty the broth is
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or heavy cream (low-fat)
  • 2 hot Italian sausage links cooked and cut into chunks (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. In a medium pot, heat the oil over medium heat and sweat the onion for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the broth and increase the heat to medium-high. Add the potato chunks, 2 1/4 cups of the corn kernels, salt and pepper; stir.
  3. Let cook for about 12 minutes or until potato is fork tender. Blend soup with the yogurt or heavy cream in a blender until creamy. Adjust the seasonings if necessary.
  4. Add the remaining 1 cup of corn kernels and serve while soup is warm. It can be garnished on top with chunks of cooked sausage and chopped fresh chives.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 2693mg112%
Potassium 735mg21%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.