Dairy-Free Corn Chowder

Dairy-Free Corn Chowder

Are you looking for a creamy, filling, dairy-free corn chowder recipe? Try this quick and easy recipe from Dr. Michael Greger and Robin Robertson. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare from cutting board to table!

Excerpted from THE HOW NOT TO DIET COOKBOOK: 100+ Recipes for Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger. Copyright © 2020 by Michael Greger. Reprinted with permission
from Flatiron Books. All rights reserved. Photography by Antonis Achilleos.

Chef’s note: How Not to Diet has a recipe for homemade vegetable broth. It’s an awesome cookbook! If you don’t have any veggie broth on hand, you can use vegan bouillon cubes. I used these. The book also includes a recipe for an optional homemade hot sauce. I didn’t use that. I kept it sweet.

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Dairy-Free Corn Chowder

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Shared by: Robin Robertson from How Not to Diet


  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 russet potatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 pound fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tsp white miso paste
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley


  • Heat ¼ cup of water in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and potatoes. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Stir on the nutritional yeast, paprika, thyme, black pepper and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low, stir in the corn, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Scoop 2 cups of the solids into a high-powered blender, add the miso paste, and blend until smooth. Stir the pureed mixture back into the soup. Add the lemon juice, then taste, and adjust the seasonings, if needed.
  • If you prefer a thicker chowder, puree another cup of soup solids and add it back to the pot. Heat the soup until hot and serve sprinkled with parsley.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

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