Another zucchini recipe favorite as my zucchini are sadly winding down. It is way too hot here, and the zucchini don't like it. So, I think we are down to our last dozen or so which is so sad. Soup really isn't a hot summer food, but this soup is so good and so quick and easy to make. We have had it several times this summer--hot weather aside. This recipe feeds our family of 6 with a few leftovers. You can half it easily.
2 cups onions, chopped fine, (I always use dehydrated)
4 Tablespoons butter
6 cups sliced zucchini
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk or half and half
Options for topping--crumbled, cooked bacon, grated cheese, sour cream.
In a large pan cook onions in melted butter until tender then add sliced zucchini and chicken broth. If using dehydrated onions just melt butter then add all together the onions, zucchini and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until tender about 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Pour half the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Repeat with other half. Return to pot and add milk and reheat, but do not boil. Top with cheese, bacon, and sour cream. Yum!
Happy Zucchini season!