Summer Squash and Corn Chowder

22 Jul

In the latest issue of Cooking Light there is a recipe for a summer squash and corn chowder.  There were some gorgeous crook neck and patty pan squash in my CSA box this week so I thought this would be a great recipe to utilize my bounty from Highcross Farm.

This soup is light and airy and full of flavor.  I know, I know. It’s not exactly soup weather.  I have an air conditioner and a craving so I went for it.  You should too.  You won’t be disappointed.

Summer Squash and Corn Chowder (from Cooking Light magazine)

  • 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon (I used regular)
  • 3/4 C sliced green onions, divided
  • 1/4 C chopped celery
  • 1 lb summer squash chopped
  • 1 lb frozen corn, thawed and divided
  • 2 1/4 C 1% low-fat milk (I used skim, came out just fine)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 (1 ounce) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp.  Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan.  Crumble bacon, and set aside.  Add 1/2 cup onions, the celery and squash to drippings.  Sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Reserve 1 cup corn; set aside. Pace the remaining corn and 1 cup milk in a blender (or food processor); process until smooth.  Add remaining 1 1/4 cups milk, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to blender; process until combined.

Add pureed mixture and reserved 1 cup corn to pot.  Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.  Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Ladle about 1 1/2 coups of soup in to a bowl.. Top serving with bacon and sprinkle with cheese.

Yield 4 servings.

So good. So, sooooooooooo good!


Posted by on July 22, 2010 in Uncategorized


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5 responses to “Summer Squash and Corn Chowder

  1. Judy Koenings

    July 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    I tried the summer squash chowder this weekend and it was delicious! Then, during the week I added some cut up grilled chicken and left over steamed broccoli (also from my CSA) to the soup and it made a full meal! Thanks for the great recipes! I’m new to being in a CSA and your recipes are helping make the most of the bounty.

  2. Ben

    July 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Sounds delicious, but I gotta ask… why frozen corn in the middle of corn season?!

  3. sarahnett

    July 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    I followed the recipe in the latest issue of Cooking Light. By all means use fresh corn if you’ve got it. Here in WI corn is just starting to come around.

  4. Valerie

    September 6, 2010 at 11:54 PM

    Just started following you! Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Pat

    September 7, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    Thanks for the great receipes, I’m excited to find you!


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