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Enjoy a low-calorie soup in the summertime by making this satisfying chowder with the season's best produce. Top with cheese and bacon for kid appeal.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2010


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Recipe Summary

40 mins
4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon, and set aside. Add 1/2 cup onions, celery, and squash to drippings in pan; sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  • Reserve 1 cup corn; set aside. Place the remaining corn and 1 cup milk in a blender; process until smooth. Add remaining 1 1/4 cups milk, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to blender; process just until combined. Add pureed mixture and reserved 1 cup corn to pan. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt. Ladle about 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon bacon, 1 tablespoon remaining onions, and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; fat 9.4g; saturated fat 3.9g; mono fat 3.4g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 37.8g; fiber 5.4g; cholesterol 20mg; iron 1.3mg; sodium 605mg; calcium 260mg.