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Summer Squash Chowder

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Since I am sure there are other people out there with the same problem I have (over abundance of squash), I am sharing another summer squash recipe.  The other recipe was more of bisque soup.  This one is a summer squash chowder.  I like chowders because they seem like a hearty soup and often I can get away with only making that for dinner.  However, this recipe cannot be canned like the other.  

And of course, like my sister, I took a recipe and made it my own.  I used what I had in the house which didn’t include heavy cream. So I made this more like my potato soup recipe. Which I now see I haven’t shared with you as of yet.  So I will have to do that this winter.

Yield: 4 servings

Summer Squash Chowder

Summer Squash Chowder


  • 10 slices of bacon
  • 3/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups squash, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  1. In a dutch oven or in a large pot, add bacon that's been cut up in small pieces. Once cooked removed from pot and set aside.
  2. Add onions and squash and saute in bacon grease until tender. Add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds. 
  3. Add flour and stir until vegetables are coated. Add milk and stir to combine like you would when making gravy or a white sauce. 
  4. Add corn and thyme. Cook until thoroughly heated and soup has thickened. Add more milk to get the consistency you desire. Add 3/4 of the bacon to the soup. 
  5. Use remaining bacon to garnish each bowl. Enjoy!


I cut the bacon up with kitchen shears prior to cooking.

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Chicken and Cheese Chowder | Coffee With Us 3

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

[…] We have a couple more chowders if you are looking for different flavors. We have Leek, Sweet Potato and Chicken Chowder and Summer Squash Chowder. […]

Marsha 'Nana' Baker

Friday 5th of September 2014

Yes please! I love squash and using it like this would be sooo good. Thanks a million for sharing with us at our Weekend Potluck party. Please come back soon.

Stephanie Daigneault

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Yum! I am going to have to try this for sure!

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