Zucchini Vegetable Chowder

Zucchini Vegetable Chowder is the perfect in between summer and fall meal. The cream gives you the sense of a nice fall soup, yet it is light and uses up zucchini that is still coming in.

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon of granules or 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • onion powder, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a stockpot, saute the zucchini in butter until tender.
  • 2. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in water. Add the bouillon, onion powder, parsley, basil, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened.
  • 3. Add the tomatoes. Return to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • 4. Add milk and corn. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Just before serving, add cheeses; stir until melted.

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