Zucchini Garden Chowder

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"I found this recipe in taste of homes cook book Best of Country Soups. I made half recipe but wished had made the entire recipe as it is good. Posting this recipe for some friends added 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped"

Original recipe yields 8-10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (331.1 g)
  • Calories 354.1
  • Total Fat - 15.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 45.3 mg
  • Sodium - 645.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 5.5 g
  • Protein - 14.7 g
  • Calcium - 363.7 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In Dutch oven or soup kettle over medium heat saute zucchini, onion, parsley and basil in butter until vegetables are tender.

Step 2

Stir in flour, salt and pepper.

Step 3

Gradually stir in water. Add bouillon and lemon juice; mix well. Bring to a boil cook and stir 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add tomatoes, milk and corn; bring to a boil

Step 5

Reduce heat; cover ad simmer for 5 minutes or corn is tender.

Step 6

Just before serving stir in cheese makes 2 1/2 quarts

Tips & Variations

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This soup is fantastic! My zucchini were on the smaller side, so I used three making this soup. It tasted great before adding the cheese and after; so I think either adding it directly to the soup before serving or added to bowls for individual serving is a delicious way to go. If adding it to the soup in the pot, just add a bit at a time, stirring to combine before adding more for a smooth finish. I used a tablespoon of chicken soup base (Better than Bouillon Roasted Chicken) in place of the bouillon cubes and sharp variety for the cheddar. This one is definitely a keeper!

review by:
(8 Feb 2020)


De-licious! I made the full amount and so very happy I did! I used veggie broth, lemon pepper and put some of the grated cheese on top of the soup for serving instead of adding it to the pot. I thought DH would probably want some hot sauce...but after he tried it...said it was perfect without it. This is a very quick soup that came together easily. I know I will be making this again for sure! Thank you for sharing Judy!

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(24 Jan 2020)