Monday, November 15, 2010

Juli's Zucchini Soup

My friend Juli is an awesome cook! I'm going to be blogging about two of her recipes this make sure to try both! She made this soup for lunch a few weeks ago and I have been craving it ever since! It was so delicious and I knew that my girls would love it too so I finally asked her for the recipe. I was surprised to find out that it was also really easy to make! My kids love any food that they get to put toppings on. This soup is topped with crumbled bacon, sour cream and shredded cheese.

This soup is also really hearty!! Just bread and soup was enough to fill up my whole family (husband included)! I served it with roasted garlic french bread tonight and it was great with a little garlic flavor on the side.

Here's the recipe:

Juli's Zucchini Soup

1 cup chopped onions
2 Tbl. butter
3 cups sliced zucchini (This was about 4 small zucchini or 2 regular sized)
2 cups chicken broth (I used 2 cups water and 2 chicken bouillon cubes)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup half and half cream
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (to top)
1/2 cup sour cream (to top)
4 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, then crumbled (to top)

In a large saucepan, cook onions in melted butter until tender. Add zucchini and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer until tender (about 15 minutes). Add salt and pepper. Cool slightly. Pour mixture into blender and puree it. Stir in half and half. Reheat, but do not boil. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, and bacon bits. Serves 6.

I hope you all enjoy this soup as much as we did! I'm definitely going to have to plant some zucchini next year so that we can eat this soup all the time! :-)


  1. I bought zucchini just for this recipe! Though I used all my bacon last night on my pizza (it was chicken-bacon-alfredo .. and it was delicious!). Also, I don't have a blender, but I do have a Magic Bullet! (Don't tell your husband, haha). ;-)

  2. Did I ever end up making this?? I don't remember it! I hope those zucchinis got eaten somehow those four years ago! I am going to have to try it again!