This shortcut squash soup is ready in just 20 minutes – but you won’t miss out on any flavor, this soup is packed with nutrition and flavor.

This shortcut squash soup is ready in just 20 minutes - but you won't miss out on any flavor, this soup is packed with nutrition and flavor. Get the easy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

We’ve talked about how much I hate peeling squash. My good friend Liz of The Lemon Bowl was recently here with a solution, great butternut squash soup that doesn’t require the risk of losing a finger.

However — I made it even easier. You don’t get the great depth of flavor from roasting the squash, but this makes a great weeknight meal or a quick lunch when you’re craving something hot, easy to prepare, and good for you. Plus, there is great flavor from the cumin. One of my favorites. It’s still super flavorful and it comes together in 20 minutes. You really can’t beat this shortcut squash soup. It’s great on those days when you’re feeling uninspired around lunch time.

It starts with a little rectangular package of squash. (Side note: that same squash also makes an amazing healthy queso dip – don’t just take my word on it, TRY IT!) It can even still be frozen, it will heat up on the stove. Throw that in the pan, add some broth and cumin. Stir in some Greek yogurt at the end for a nice creamy result – with no guilt!

That’s it! This shortcut squash soup is great topped with parsley if you have some in the fridge, or cilantro would be good too. The little pop of freshness from the herbs really brightens up this soup.

EASY.

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This shortcut squash soup is ready in just 20 minutes - but you won't miss out on any flavor, this soup is packed with nutrition and flavor. Get the easy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Shortcut Squash Soup

This squash soup is ready in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package of frozen cooked squash puree
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • ~2 tablespoons chopped parsley to garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine squash, chicken broth, cumin, salt and pepper and in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until squash is thawed and all ingredients are hot.
  2. Remove from burner, whisk in Greek yogurt. Check seasonings and add salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Information

Yield: Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as side dish, Serving Size: 4

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 48 Calories
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Sodium: 226mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: Simple, delicious, and you can feel good about yourself after eating it.
Husband’s take: I made this shortcut squash soup for lunch for myself, so he didn’t actually get a chance to try any.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Unbelievably easy.

This shortcut squash soup is ready in just 20 minutes - but you won't miss out on any flavor, this soup is packed with nutrition and flavor. Get the easy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

E thought more parsley was needed.

 

Craving some more great soups? Try these: Pancetta and White Bean Soup with Kale, Red Lentil Soup Recipe, Creamy Tomato Soup with Whole Wheat Orzo, Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Cheddar, or check out my complete collection of soup and stew recipes.

This shortcut squash soup is ready in just 20 minutes - but you won't miss out on any flavor, this soup is packed with nutrition and flavor. Get the easy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!