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Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

I love using summer squash in soups. This dish is hearty as is, but stir in chopped ham for an extra wallop of flavor. Serve it warm or chilled. —Sara Hornbeck, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2-1/4 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 medium yellow summer squash, cubed (about 6 cups)
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

Directions

  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add squash and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in 1 can of beans, parsley, tarragon and salt. Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or cool soup slightly and puree in batches in a blender; return to pan. Stir in remaining can of beans and heat through. Top each serving with yogurt.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups with 2 tablespoons yogurt: 290 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 1187mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • jstowellsupermom
    Jun 13, 2019

    Great way to use up summer squash that over runs the garden! Hearty but nice and light!

  • thelouws
    May 18, 2015

    My family enjoyed this for dinner last night. I subbed fresh basil from my garden for the parsley. A delicious, light summer soup!