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Healthy Dinner Recipes: Summer Squash and Corn Chowder
Photo: John Autry

Summer Squash and Corn Chowder

Time: 40 minutes

Vegetarian Swap: Omit bacon and add 2 teaspoons olive oil in place of drippings.

Serve with Tomato Bruschetta: Preheat oven to 425°. Arrange 12 thin baguette slices on a baking sheet; bake at 425° for 6 minutes or until toasted. Rub toasts with cut sides of a halved garlic clove. Combine ½ cup finely chopped tomato, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil, 1½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, and ⅛ teaspoon salt; top toasts evenly with tomato mixture.

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