This zucchini corn chowder is a tasty, easy, and wholesome summer recipe. The perfect use for your prolific zucchini harvest or those that everyone wants to share with you.
Summer is here and anyone who lives in my neck of the woods probably knows someone who is growing zucchini. In fact, if you do, then you know they will be offering to give you some because zucchini is one of the easiest and more prolific vegetables you can grow and it typically is ready to harvest in early summer.
Making Zucchini Corn Chowder
I wanted to make a summer corn chowder with zucchini. So I started with a typical mirepoix which is just diced carrots, celery, and onions.
Many chowders also have bacon in them and use the fat from the bacon in the soup. However, I wanted to keep this one vegetarian so I used butterfat and I grilled the corn to give the dish a smokey flavor.
Chopped up zucchini with broth goes in and simmers until it's soft.
Then add half of the grilled corn kernels before pureeing the entire pot with an immersion blender. You can process the soup until it is 100%. In that case, you will want to add all of the corn before processing. Or, you can leave a little of it chunky which is what I preferred. In that case, you can add in the remaining half of the corn kernels after processing the rest of the batch.
You are left with a rich, hearty, creamy, and tasty soup.
Can You Freeze Zucchini Chowder?
Yes, In fact, that is exactly what I did with the leftovers from this batch and it tasted just as good as the first time we ate it. So, that meant that you can make a pot and freeze it for the winter. How nice will it be to pull out some summer fresh zucchini corn chowder when there's snow outside?
Can I tell you that my husband said that this corn chowder with zucchini was one of the best things I've ever made? I was so thrilled to hear that and I will definitely be making this again very soon.
More Delicious Zucchini Recipes
Summer Zucchini Corn Chowder Recipe
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1 cup of diced celery
- 3 zucchini diced about 6 cups
- 2 ears of corn
- 1/2 teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 32 oz chicken/vegetable broth or water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
- Rub a little olive oil on the corn and grill on all sides until slightly blackened for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool and cut kernels off.
- Saute onions, carrots, and celery in a large heavy saucepan until softened for about 10 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Add zucchini broth. Bring to boil and then turn down the heat to low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add half of the grilled corn kernels. Process with an immersion blender to mostly smooth.
- Add in the remaining corn and continue to simmer for a few minutes and serve.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
I'm vegetarian and this recipe came up on my feed. It looked really good but I'm not sure I understand how it's vegetarian if you use chicken broth?
Sarah you make a good point. You could certainly use vegetable stock instead of chicken or just water if you want.
Patti has made many good meals. This is one of my favorites and I think this was as tasty as any soup or chowder I have had that was prepared by a chef.
Thanks honey. That is very sweet. I promise to make it again soon!
So glad this came up on my feed! Thanks for the nummy recipe. I added the cream and bacon (per your comments) to make it more nutritious and delicious! I use organic natural foods, which are similar to the traditional ones our ancestors ate. I call it my drug-free diet!
Glad you enjoyed it Maureen!