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Brazilian Corn Chowder

This sweet corn chowder recipe, also known as sopa de milho in Portuguese will blow your mind. It's thick, chunky, full of white sweet potatoes, smoked sausage, and the best part is, you can make it with fresh corn in the summer, and frozen corn during the winter time. It's a great corn soup recipe all year long!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: corn, smoked sausage
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 442kcal
Author: aline_shaw


  • Immersion Blender


  • 1/2 stick of butter (about 4Tbsp) plus more for finishing
  • 1 lb smoked sausage cut into cubes
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 6 cups corn
  • 3 cups of white sweet potatoes cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 cups of chicken stock
  • sliced green onions for garnish (optional)


  • In a large soup or stockpot lightly brown the sausage with 2 tbsp of butter, over medium to high heat - about 3 minutes*
  • Remove the sausage and set aside
  • Add the other 2tbsp of butter, and melt. Then, add the onions and cook until they are transparent, about 3 mins
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute or 2
  • Add the corn and the potato, and stir
  • Season with salt and pepper, stir
  • Cover with the stock and bring to a simmer, then, let it simmering until potatoes are soft
  • When the potatoes are cooked, scoop out about half of the corn/potato with a slotted spoon, and set aside
  • Using an immersion blender, blend what’s left in the pan
  • Add the sausage and the corn back to the pot (you can save some to use as garnish)
  • Give it a stir and done

Bom Apetite!!


    *you can brown the sausage until crispy if you'd like, but all the brown bits that collect at the bottom of the pan will deglaze when you add the stock, and may turn your soup brown, instead of yellow. It's still delicious, just not as pretty! You can always use a separate pan, or use a frying pan to brown the sausage nice and crispy. One more pot to wash, but this will help keep your soup nice and yellow! 


    Serving: 2cups | Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 9842IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg