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Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup Recipe
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Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup Recipe

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I adapted a pork and squash stew recipe, using tomatoes and Southwestern-style seasonings. My husband and sons loved it, and the leftovers were even better the next day! Try it with fresh corn muffins. —Molly Newman, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large skillet, brown pork and onion in oil; drain. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup in Slow Cooker Recipe Cards 2012 2012, p49

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2012

"I used chicken instead of pork, because of what we had on hand. Will make this again and again changing meats and vegetables. A very versatile recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"I've prepared this recipe twice. I tweaked it a bit by substituting red potatoes for the squash. I think sweet potatoes would be great too, it's just that I love red potatoes. I cut the pork into smaller pieces, thickened the sauce to return it to more of a stew, used fresh chilis, and used "no salt added" diced tomatoes. This is a really good looking dish, very tasty and healthy."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"This soup has great flavor and is super easy. I doubled the recipe, but only used 1 can of tomatoes with the chilies and it still had a nice kick."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"Delicious & I made some corn bread to put in the soup!!! Yum :)"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"I made this recipe using less chili powder and cumin and added a drained and rinsed (low sodium) can of black beans the last hour of cooking. Will be making this again."

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