Cream of Zucchini Soup

This cream of zucchini soup recipe is a great way to use up your garden zucchini. The potatoes add to the creaminess, while croutons add texture and chives brighten the flavor.

Cream of Zucchini Soup
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 cups cubed rustic whole-wheat bread

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 cup roughly chopped shallots

  • 4 cups unsalted vegetable broth or chicken broth

  • 1 ¼ pounds zucchini (about 3 medium), cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 small russet potato (about 9 ounces), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine bread cubes and 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl; toss well. Spread in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add shallots; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add broth, zucchini, potato and salt; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, undisturbed, until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Pour the zucchini mixture into a blender. Secure the lid on the blender and remove the center piece to allow steam to escape. Place a clean towel over the opening. Process until smooth and silky, about 1 minute. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Return the mixture to the pot; stir in cream. Ladle the soup into 6 bowls; sprinkle with the croutons and chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Vitamin A 524IU 10%
Sodium 301mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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