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Author Notes: Lawd it's been scorching lately! ☀️So why am I making soup, you ask? It's just that good! ? Tonight I'm sharing my Creamy Corn Chowder with Goat Cheese and it's worth every bead of sweat ? —Paige
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 Large Yellow Onion, Chopped
- 2 Celery Ribs, Chopped
- 1 Medium Carrot, Peeled and Chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 2 tablespoons Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
- 2 Medium Russet Potatoes, Peeled and Small Diced
- 4 cups Vegetable Stock
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 4 Ears Fresh Corn, Husk + Silk Removed and Kernels Cut From Cob (or 3 Cups Frozen Corn)
- 1 Medium Zucchini, Small Diced
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 2 ounces Goat Cheese
- 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil, Chopped
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- In a large dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, melt butter over medium heat with olive oil.
- Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic, rosemary and thyme; cook until vegetables begin to soften, stirring several times, about 5 minutes.
- Add potatoes, vegetable stock, and bay leaf. Raise the heat to medium high and bring to a simmer, then lower the heat back to medium and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes are halfway cooked.
- Add zucchini and corn; simmer for additional 8-12 minutes or until the vegetables are completely tender.
- Discard the bay leaf and transfer 2 cups of chowder to a food processor or blender; puree until smooth. Stir the mixture back into the pot. Add heavy cream and goat cheese and cook just until heated through and goat cheese is evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve garnished with fresh chopped basil and toasted bread.