The freeze took out my squash plants but I still have a quite a few zucchinis left. I made this for dinner last night and it was outstanding. Mostly followed the recipe except that I added the squash about 5 minutes after the potatoes, added the milk and corn (I used frozen) at the end with the ham, added a bit of green chili and cheese. It was a great meal and I can’t wait to have the leftovers for lunch today.
Excellent! This satisfied my creamy craving without feeling heavy. I omitted the squash, subbed chicken sausage for ham and oregano for marjoram. Also added diced roasted red pepper. Topped with green onion, cheese, and Dijon croutons.
Nice combination of ingredients and the end product is very flavorful, but the squash will not look anything like the picture. After following the recipe exactly, the squash has no color. To cut down on the viscosity, I would skip the flour. It's supposed to be a soup, not a mash. In any case, this is a great tasting soup.
Works with winter squashes too! I really wanted a simple but warming, filling chowder to eat with this great bread we bought today at the farm. We also needed to use up a bunch of corn, but didn't have the summer squash anymore. Instead I used a small-chopped delicata that was just huge. We also didn't have celery but we used small pearl onions instead. I made about a batch and a half, got a meal for two and a toddler, 3 work meals out of it, and still had 4 cups left to go in the fridge! Another tip (aside from delicata/winter squashes working great) - we were short on milk, but adding a bit of extra flour-soup roux as I got towards the end (taking about a cup out and whisking it with extra flour in a small dish after the soup was basically done) made it just as creamy as can be without the milk. The marjoram was such a delight! My husband went from 'it's good honey' to 'that was fantastic!' afterwards. Pros: Simple setup of soup, quick to make Cons: Lots of chopping
A great, filling chowder This chowder turned out great! It's really thick and creamy and seems more indulgent than it is. I love that it's quick and full of veggies. I used yukon gold potatoes in place of the red and probably had more like 4 cups of squash and used a fresh ear of corn, so it was less than a cup. I also pureed part of the soup before adding in the ham. We got 5 large servings out of it. Pros: Quick, Filling, Full of Veggies