Zucchini-Corn Soup with Andouille

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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
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

*Tip:

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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