Hearty Squash Soup for Summer

There's no better way to use a bunch of squash and other garden vegetables than a yummy soup. This hearty squash soup for summer is the answer to your squash overload.

There’s no better way to use a bunch of squash and other garden vegetables than a yummy soup. This hearty squash soup for summer is the answer to your squash overload.

Hearty squash soup for summer

big pot of summer squash soup on the table with marigolds and brick behind

Do you ever get to that time in the summer when there is a ton of veggies coming out of the garden, but you don’t know what to do with them all. I always see those jokes about, it’s zucchini season, don’t leave your car unlocked at church, someone will fill it with zucchini. I always crack up.

But seriously, if you’re not a canner, what do you do with surplus food? I like to take some of the homeless shelter and of course, the kids take some home to eat and I make it for them here. But I get tired of the same old ways to use things. Here’s a great hearty squash soup for summer that you’re going to love! 

Yellow squash carbs

Yellow squash is really yummy and good for you too. It’s not super high in carbs if you’re watching that. Winter squash can be a no no on a low carb diet, but summer squash is really low in carbs

Yellow squash also has a ton of great nutrients that make it a very healthy choice. It’s high in fiber and potassium, plus it has vitamin a, b6 and c. There’s more too. It’s a great choice for health. 

Chicken noodle soup with squash

Before I made this soup, I scooped out all the seeds because when you cook that part of the squash, it gets soggy and I don’t like that texture. This way all of the squash you use has a nice firm bite and isn’t slimy in the soup.

If you like the seed part, eat it for sure. I hate wasting. I put these seeds and pulp in the freezer to make vegetable stock or meat stock out of later. I don’t like to waste nutrients. 

I made this recipe up during the crisis when groceries were scarce, so these were the only egg noodles I could find at the store. I love them! They tasted like those little noodles in Campbells chicken noodle soup. It reminded me of my childhood. They had a great flavor.yellow squash with center scooped out with a spoon on a cutting boardingredients for summer squash soup on the counter, beans, celery, yellow squash, carrots, mushrooms, and noodles

summery squash soup with carrots, noodles, chicken, mushrooms, celery and more on the table with a spoon.

 



This soup was hearty, but light. It tasted like summer. I love using up all the scraps from the fridge and this would be a great soup to do it. I added some white beans to give it extra protein without having to use a ton of meat. It was absolutely delicious. You’re going to love it! 

Chicken summer squash soup

Hearty Squash Soup for Summer
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Savory comforting soup full of wonderful fresh garden vegetables and tons of flavor!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken noodles soup with vegetables, summer squash soup, yellow squash
Servings: 10
Author: Christina
Ingredients
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut in cubes
  • 12 oz tiny egg noodles
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 yellow squash with seeds scraped out and diced
  • 1/2 pks white mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cans white beans
  • 12 oz frozen corn
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 8 c chicken stock
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in bottom of soup pot and saute chicken until seared.

  2. Remove from pan and set aside, reserving oil.

  3. Add onions, celery and carrots to pan and saute until onions are translucent

  4. Add squash, mushrooms, beans and corn plus garlic, thyme, salt and pepper, and lemon juice.

  5. Cook about 5 minutes.

  6. Add chicken and stock.

  7. Bring to a rolling boil

  8. Add noodles and cook until done.

If you’re a squash lover, check out these squash recipes. Zucchini lasagna for summer and butternut squash and cauliflower soup for winter. If you’re a soup lover like me, check out chicken and wild rice soup, my kid’s favorite taco soup, chicken tortilla soup, vegetable beef soup and these soup recipes. I love easy dinner ideas! 

If you need ideas how to use excess vegetables from the garden this summer, check out how to use excess cucumbers, how to use excess tomatoes, how to use excess herbs, how to use excess peaches, how to use excess greens, how to use excess green beans, and how to use excess hot peppers from the garden.

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There's no better way to use a bunch of squash and other garden vegetables than a yummy soup. This hearty squash soup for summer is the answer to your squash overload.

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