Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Squash Soup

Use up your summer squash with this healthy soup recipe
Raise your hand if you have zucchinis coming out of your ears.  There is reason I would not let The Fisherman put any in our garden this year because last year we couldn't keep up with them and some grew to baseball bat size!  Now, I just head to a farmer's market, pay a couple of bucks and use up what I buy - it is so worth it!

But if you have many to use up, here is a great summer soup recipe that can help and also contains fresh herbs - those I do grow and love.  I had no idea how this soup would turn out.  It seemed like it could be kind of blah but due do what I'm calling the secret ingredient of parmesan cheese, it was quite tasty.  If my man goes back for seconds on a meal that doesn't contain meat, then you know is has to be good!

Recipe Source:  Cooking Light 

I used my mandoline to finely shred the squash.... hmmm, these look like Packer colors - my son-in-law will be thrilled!

Grab your spoon! 

Summer Squash Soup Serves: 4 Calories: 269 Prep Time to Table: 20 minutes
Recipe : Cooking Light August 2004

 1. 6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2. 3 cups water
3. 2 1/4 cups uncooked farfalle (about 6 ounces bow tie pasta)
4. 2 cups finely chopped yellow squash
5. 2 cups finely chopped zucchini
6. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
7. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
8. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
9. 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
10. 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
11. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12. 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
 13. 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Preparation: Bring broth and water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add pasta, and cook 8 minutes or until almost tender. Add squash and the next 7 ingredients (through pepper). Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until pasta is done and squash is tender. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.



  1. What a great recipe for us to try with all the wonderful summer squash that we have from our garden right now, this looks delicious! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Deb... WOW... you left my mouth watering!!! Thank you for sharing! Following... stalking ;)
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

  3. yum, I need more zucchini recipes our garden is abundant! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  4. Zucchini is my favorite summer veggie, this soup looks awesome!

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  5. Yum, this looks super yummy and perfect for those summer veggies. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week. I appreciate YOU! Can't wait to see what you link up next :)

  6. Oh yum! Such a perfect summer dish! I need to stop looking at recipes when I'm hungry ;) Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you again this week!

  7. This looks so pretty!! I love Cooking Light's recipes when they're like this!!! Beautiful photos!! Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!


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