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Squash and Corn Chowder, chowder and cheese in grey bowl

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The season of soups is here! Live Well Alabama’s Squash and Corn Chowder could soon be one of your favorites for the dinner table. This recipe is rich in flavor and nutrients like calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C.

 “This is a great recipe to incorporate potatoes that are being harvested this time of year. They’re also an inexpensive way to add bulk to meals.”

—Sofia Sanchez, Extension Specialist and Registered Dietitian with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Three medium yellow squash, chopped
  • Two cans corn, rinsed and drained
  • One bunch scallions (green onions), sliced with white and green parts separated
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup golden potatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded cheese

Pro Tips

Freshen it up! Use kernels from four ears of fresh corn instead of canned corn. For a richer flavor, boil the empty cobs along with potatoes and discard cobs before blending. Also, you can add red pepper flakes or hot sauce for some extra spice.


  1. Melt the butter in large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the squash, corn, scallion whites, celery and salt. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the milk, broth and potatoes. Increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  4. To thicken the chowder, use a blender to puree 2 cups of the mixture. Return the blended mixture to pot, and stir to combine.
  5. Top with green scallions and cheese to serve.


 Want to learn more? Step-by-step instructions for the Squash and Corn Chowder recipe and an instructional video are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our recipes are great for getting kids to help in the kitchen,” said Katie Funderburk, Alabama SNAP-Ed Coordinator. “Kids are more likely to try new foods when they helped make them.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

For more information about Live Well Alabama and to find more Live Well Alabama recipes, visit www.LiveWellAlabama.com. Also, check out more Live Well Alabama tips and recipes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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