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Winter Squash Chowder


On tonight’s menu is one of Andy’s Favorite Soups – Winter Squash Chowder! I use whatever squash I have on hand. Andy just harvested our Seminole Pumpkins so that will be what I will use tonight.

Winter Squash Chowder

  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 2 TBSP Unsalted Butter
  • 3 cups chopped Onions
  • 2 Large Bell Peppers
  • 2 TBSP Seeded and Minced Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Red Pepper  Flakes (this is optional depending on how spicy you like your food – I use Cayenne Pepper chopped up really fine)
  • 8 cups Chicken or Veggie Broth
  • 3 cups Peeled, Seeded and Medium Diced Squash
  • 2 cups Peeled and Medium Diced Potatoes
  • 3 cups Corn – Preferably Fresh or Frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups Half-n-Half
  • 2 1/2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
Heat oil and butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers and saute until the onions are transparent – about 5 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper flakes and stir until blended. Stir in broth, squash and potatoes. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low heat and simmer, covered, until the potatoes and squash are tender – about 20 minutes. Stir in the corn, half-n-half, and cheese. Cook for a few minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve with croutons or bread. 


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4 Responses to "Winter Squash Chowder"

  1. Selina says:

    Erin, this recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing. I’m looking forward to trying it. It is always a blessing to be able to make something new for my family. 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    This was fantastic! I just stumbled on your site today and I made it for my family for dinner. When my Husband came in from cutting wood and my children came home from school the house smelled sooooo amazing. They all gave it two thumbs up. I made a quick drop biscuit to go with it, it was fantastic!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Please share your favorite biscuit recipie?!
    In His Light

  3. Karen Anne says:

    Oh my this sounds sooo yummy! I am going to tuck this one away for a suprise for my husband on one of our cold winter nights here in Alaska. We get lots of really good zuchini here in the summer so I will try it with that. My husband and I are allergic to onions, so we usually use chopped celery and plenty of fresh garlic as an onion substitute and it sounds like this recipe would work well with that substituion 🙂

  4. Julie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe I plan on trying it this week. I was blessed with over 100 lbs of winter squash from my tiny urban garden – an amount I have never seen before. I have to learn to can it and find more winter squash recipes asap!!! If anyone has more winter squash recipes please feel free to email me. Julie

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