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Summer Corn and Zucchini Chowder | lifemadesimplebakes.com
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Summer Corn and Zucchini Chowder Recipe

Put all of that fresh produce to good use in this summer corn and zucchini chowder. It's thick, creamy and full of veggies!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 326kcal


  • 4 strips bacon cooked, chopped into bits
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 ribs celery finely diced
  • 5 ears corn cut off from the cob
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 large zucchini cut into quarters lengthwise, then sliced
  • 1 large yellow squash cut into quarters lengthwise, then sliced
  • 2 cup half and half or whole milk


  • Set a large Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Add onion and celery, cook for 3 minutes, then add corn and continue cooking for an additional 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Pour in chicken broth and turn heat up to medium-high. Once the mixture is simmering, add the potatoes along with the salt, pepper, paprika, parsley, thyme and cayenne. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes before adding the zucchini.
  • Once the zucchini has been added, cook until the potatoes are fork tender and the zucchini is fully cooked, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Transfer 2 cups of chowder to a food processor or blender. Puree until silky smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Return the mixture to the pot and add the half and half. Stir to combine, then remove from the heat.
  • Let the chowder sit for 10 minutes before serving.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1363mg | Potassium: 1132mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 811IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg