Zucchini-Corn Soup with Andouille


In summer months, you can't beat the flavor of this soup made with fresh corn-on-the-cob, but to speed things up or when sweet corn is not in season you can substitute 1 1/2 cups frozen corn.

Zucchini-Corn Soup with Andouille
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 ears corn on the cob*

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 5 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick or coarsely chopped

  • ½ 13.5 ounce package Andouille or chicken sausage, sliced or coarsely chopped


  1. Remove husks and silks from corn; rinse. Cut kernels from corn cobs; reserve cobs.

  2. In a 4-quart Dutch oven heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium. Add onion, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in thyme and garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds or until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken broth, bay leaf, and, if using, reserved corn cobs.

  3. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Stir in zucchini, corn kernels, and sausage. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes more or just until zucchini is tender. Remove and discard corn cobs and bay leaf. If desired, top soup with additional thyme. Serves 4.


To make this soup even faster, use 1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed, in place of the ears of corn. Prepare as directed, except omit Step 1. Note: If using frozen corn, the soup will have a slightly thinner consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 880mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 24.7mg 124%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 479mg 10%
Folate, total 55.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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