Creamy Zucchini Bacon Corn Soup Fresh creamy soup with garden harvest of zucchini and corn. Made with milk, real cream and flavorful herbs, full of bacon and summer vegetables this soup is sure please.
Zucchini and corn has got to be one of my all time favorite summer vegetable combinations. It’s so awesome when you can pull together a meal with what’s fresh and in season. And these two make it so easy to come with lots of recipes.
A year or two ago my hubby introduced us to the awesomeness of zucchini, bacon and corn. Our family loved it so much that I put the recipe together and put it here on the blog to share with all of you.
He’s always been good like that. Just throwing ingredients together and see how it turns out. I used to be completely opposite I faithfully followed recipes. Thanks to him and becoming a little more adventurous I also now try new creations on a regular basis. Sometimes they’re awesome. Sometimes they’re not. But usually I’m so glad I tried.
So this recipe is best on his original creation of zucchini, bacon corn. Now we get to enjoy it in soup form. I packed it for work for him recently for the first time. He called to say that he truly enjoyed it. He was honest when he said, “And I didn’t think I’d like it.” I have no idea why he did create the zucchini bacon corn medley but for some reason he thought it wouldn’t be good in soup form.
I love it when I’m good at something. LOVE IT! And apparently I’m pretty good at making soup. At least I’m good at something. Parenting. AHH….A great wife. Not yet. But soup? I make a mean soup.
Here’s to hoping you think so too. 🙂
Til we meet and eat again,
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Creamy Zucchini Bacon Corn Soup
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 lb bacon about 6 slices*
- 2 medium zucchini cut in small pieces
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 2 cups corn
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- pepper to taste
- Melt butter over medium heat in a dutch oven or soup pot. Cook onion for several minutes until softened a bit. Add bacon and zucchini. Cook through, about 6 minutes. Pour in milk and half & half. Stir and add in corn, salt, basil and pepper. Stir and cook until heated through. Serve immediately.
*If crispy bacon is preferred, cook bacon separately. Crumble and top each bowl individually just before serving. (That's the way I like it.) Hubby preferred it cooked in the soup so the creamy broth had all the flavor of the bacon.
Shared with Whimsy Wednesday, Buns in My Oven, Time to Sparkle, Thrifty Thursdays, Saturday Night Fever, Show Stopper Saturday,Wake Up Wednesdays,Six Sisters Stuff, Link Party Palooza, Creative Ways, Tidy Mom, Best of the Weekend Party, Titus Tuesdays, Show and Share Wednesdays, Moonlight & Mason Jars, 4 Little Fergusons, Weekend Retreat Party
Serve with: Asiago Ciabatta
Zucchini Parmesan Buttermilk Biscuits
Librarian Lavender says
I’m always looking for new zucchini recipes and this one looks really good!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I love all of these zucchini recipes! I always have plenty of zucchini from my garden this time of the year and this soup looks incredible. I’ll take a slice of that asiago ciabatta too!
Matt Robinson says
All of my favorites and even a little bacon too, love this!!
I love this combination, and I’d eat it in soup form or any form! Pinning to try…I think this would be a huge hit. 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
This sounds so delicious Melanie! I bet it’s even better when served with your zucchini biscuits.
You sure do make a mean soup, this looks amazing!!! Love the zucchini, corn and bacon combo – mmm sounds delicious! I could definitely go for a big bowl of this with some bread or biscuits:)
Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says
I’ve been using a zucch/corn/tomatoes combo with everything these days (including an upcoming recipe!) so I am SO loving this dish. and the bacon? best addition ever!
Love using the summer veggies! Thanks Christine!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I am in love with this soup, Melanie! I love cream soups like this, especially with corn. And the zucchini and bacon is the perfect touch. Can’t wait to try this out. Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Gayle! Hope you can try it soon. 🙂
Thanks for your sweet words Gayle. Hope you get a chance to try it!
Melinda @Home.Made.Interest says
Stopping by from Strut Your Stuff link party. This look yummy! Pinning!
Thanks for stopping by Melinda!
I love this combination. Of course adding the bacon is a must! Great way to use up zucchini and soup always freezes so well, which is great.
Thanks Suzy! We love it.
The soup sounds delicious~I am glad you explained the difference the crisp and not crisp bacon made as I could see the rawer bacon in your photos and was wondering about that~I want to try your zucchini muffins too. I recently made some zucchini cookies and they were so moist and delicious, I know it would be great in a savory muffin too!
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
YUM, I would love this delicious looking soup for lunch today! 🙂
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Yum – such a colorful veggie packed soup! You are most definitely a wonderful soup maker and bread maker and ice cream sandwich maker and I bet your children and hubs will say you are a better mom and wife than you think you are 🙂
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Melanie!
Thanks for the sweet words Shashi! Have a blessed day.
Making this for Sunday lunch right now, and using zucchini from your garden. Thanks for the great lunch!
Yay! Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂 You always know where you can restock.
Mary Frances says
Corn is probably my favorite veggie of summer! And bacon makes everything better. I am utterly convinced of that 🙂 This soup sounds absolutely incredible! Pinning! Happy weekend Melanie!
PS thanks for all the encouraging quotes you post on your FB page!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
We had such a cold weekend all I’ve wanted is soup! And this soup looks so good Melanie – I love everything you added into it!!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
I also love zucchini and corn together. I’m craving this creamy soup especially with crispy bacon on top. Looks delish.
Ashley @ My Midwest Table says
I’m loving the zucchini, bacon and corn combo. This soup looks delicious. Soup season is my favorite season! 🙂