Butternut Squash Chowder

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lorac

A quick, easy and spicy vegetable chowder. Add a green salad and Carrot Bread ? from Mimi's Cafe for a delightfull meal.

Top Review by HeatherFeather

This was very rich and creamy - you'd swear these had to be cream and melted cheese in this (yet there is neither). This was very simple to prepare, and produced excellent results. The taste is creamy and rich - kind of like a cream of potato & corn taste,actually, but with the lovely orange color from the squash (see photo, once it shows up). Rather than using the frozen squash, I used a fresh butternut squash that I cooked first and mashed without any seasonings. It was about 3 cups mashed squash. Next time,I will leave out the peas,even though I enjoy peas, they jusn't didn't feel necessary in this. The cayenne gave it a nice flavor and I didn't find it very spicy - you could certainly use a bit less if you wanted to.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl,combine cornstarch and milk until smooth.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine squash and milk mixture and cook on low heat until soup thickens.
  3. Add corn, peas, bullion, cayenne and butter.
  4. Cook on medium heat until soup simmers, then reduce to low and cook 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in chives and serve.

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