Corn Chowder with Summer Squash

It started off simply enough. I’d been craving corn chowder for weeks. Weeks. Except, I didn’t have any milk, and I kept refusing to buy it until it was on sale, which took forever and a day. So I had to wait. Not-so-patiently.

Then I finally had all the ingredients, and I was feeling extra lazy, so it still didn’t happen. Until one day, Jimmie told me I’d never make my soup. So of course, I had to prove him wrong.

Corn Chowder IngredientsI’d originally planned to put potatoes in this instead of squash, but then I came across a recipe on Pinterest that used squash and looked delicious. She also used cheese, and heavy cream, and real bacon. I have no doubt her soup tastes amazing. I was going for something slightly healthier (not to mention that I think I’ve bought heavy cream exactly once, and it spoiled in my fridge).

Since I had a bunch of frozen squash in my freezer, I hauled out a bag and went to town. I also found some green onions in there, so they went in at the last minute. As did the bacon bits, just for a little extra something-something. Yes, I’m that person who actually enjoys imitation bacon bits. Sue me.

If I were really adventurous, I’d have taken some of the corn out and thrown it in the blender to make the soup a little thicker. I didn’t, because (as you all know by now) I’m lazy. So my soup is a little runny, but the flavor is delicious, and I’m happy with it. It’s even decently healthy.

corn chowder nutrition facts

And it’s easy. You literally dump everything in the pot, stir it a time or two, and let it simmer for 30 minutes or so. Deliciousness is served. It’s comfort food with a taste of summer and it’s filling and warm and oh-so-yummy.

Corn Chowder


  • 2 cups chicken stock or broth (I used bouillon because I didn’t have any stock on hand)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 packages frozen corn
  • 1 cup summer squash diced
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • ½ cup green onion diced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp bacon bits
  • Salt and pepper to taste