Oprah’s Corn Chowder

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 45m

This soup recipe is from the cookbook In The Kitchen with Rosie: Oprah’s Favorite Recipes.   Rosie Daley, Oprah’s former personal chef, focuses on healthy, low fat foods.  This “creamy” corn chowder is sans cream or butter, but full of flavor.


  • 1 Onion, small dice
  • 9 C Fresh or Frozen Corn Kernels
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, small dice
  • 4 1/2 C Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 3/4 tsp Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Handful Fresh Basil, chiffonade
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pkg Chicken Sausage, sliced & sautéed in non-stick pan


Step 1

Heat saucepan over medium-high heat and cover bottom with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Saute onions for about 5 minutes until translucent.

Step 2

Add 6 cups of corn and sauté an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add 1 qt chicken stock and use immersion blender or transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.

Step 4

Return soup to saucepan and add red pepper, thyme, rosemary, pepper, pinch of cayenne and remainder of both corn & chicken stock.

Step 5

Stir and cook over low heat for about 10 more minutes.

Step 6

Garnish with basil and chicken sausage.

Source (Who needs to reinvent the wheel…a great recipe is a great recipe!): Adapted from Rosie Daley’s recipe

Short Cut: Make this ahead of time, cool, and freeze in individual serving size containers.

Think Out of The Icebox: Use vegetable broth and skip the chicken sausage if you want this to be a vegetarian/vegan dish.

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