Southwestern Squash Soup Recipe
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Southwestern Squash Soup Recipe

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This recipe is the perfect soup for a cool winter night. To spice things up even more, add one finely-chopped canned chipotle pepper before you puree the soup.—David Collin, Martinez, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2-1/2 cups mashed cooked butternut squash
  • 1 can (49-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • Cayenne pepper to taste, optional
  • Ground nutmeg and sprigs of fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 128 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 829mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add cumin and coriander; toss to coat. Add sweet potatoes, squash, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool slightly. puree in small batches in a blender until smooth; return all to the pan. Add cream; heat through. If desired, season with cayenne pepper and garnish with nutmeg and cilantro. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Squash Soup in Birds & Blooms October/November 1995, p55

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