Garden Chowder

Okay girls - lets get this blog going again cause I am in need of some new yummy recipes!
I found this recipe for one of my favorite soups, from one of my favorite restaurants in Utah - "ZUPAS cafe". If you haven't tried it - you are missing out. Hope you like this as much as we did. Even better, all the ingredients are all found at your local IGA :)

Garden Chowder


      3 TBS butter

      2 medium zucchini, diced

      1 medium onion, diced

      2 T fresh parsley, chopped *note: when substituting with dry spices, use 1/2 the amount specified

      2 T fresh basil, chopped

      1/3 Cup flour

      3 Cups chicken broth

      1 tsp lemon juice

      2-3 tomatoes, diced

      1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk

      1 can (14.5 oz) corn

      1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated

      2 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded

      1 tsp kosher salt

      1 tsp freshly ground pepper


Over medium heat, saute the zucchini, onion, parsley and basil in butter until vegetables are tender. 
Add flour, stir until vegetables are coated. Slowly add chicken broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.

Add tomatoes, milk and corn. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for five minutes or until corn is tender.

Just before serving, stir in cheeses until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

* You can add in whatever other veggies sound yummy too! Zane also added some leftover rice to his bowl which made it nice and hearty :)


Richard and Shauna said...

Loved it! It is so easy, fast, beautiful and not to mention, healthy! It makes a ton, we froze 1/2 and will enjoy it in a few weeks! Great Recipe. Thanks for posting.

Amanda said...

Loved this! It was one of the most delicious soups ever. The kids ate it and we enjoyed it with homemade bread. YUM YUM. Thanks for the recipe it is one our regulars now.