Summer Squash Soup with Pasta and Parmesan

  • davidslori Posted: 06/02/09
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    I made this soup for my family, and although we all enjoyed it, it didn't fill up my husband or son (kinda new that going in). Served with garlic basil toast. I didn't have fresh herbs and used smaller amounts of the dried. I need to experiment with the amount as the soup was on the bland side, however this can be a good thing if you're in the mood for something lighter. It was easy to make, and I sliced, quartered and slivered the zucchini/squash (therapy). I had bought pecorino romano cheese instead of what the recipe called for, and it was a nice addition and actually made the soup more alive. I will make this again, but am sad at the sodium amount. Perhaps will use a little more water and less chicken broth next time.

  • fromtheoven Posted: 06/26/09
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    Very tasty! Great for summer herbs and squash. We upped the vitamins by pouring hot soup over about a cup of fresh spinach. Delicious.

  • AuntSandy Posted: 09/27/09
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    This soup was excellent! My husband asked me to make it again and I had to scramble to find the recipe...glad it was still here. We do love it! (I love the fact that it's so easy to make.) I prepared it with jarred herbs/spices as I did not have the fresh on hand...it was delicious.

  • KristenK Posted: 08/26/10
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    This soup was great for so few ingredients! I used what I already had at home, fresh basil, but otherwise dried herbs, and whole wheat rotini instead of regular bow-tie pasta. Reading a tip from another reviewer, I only boiled the pasta for 5 minutes before adding the squash. It was perfectly cooked. I was surprised at the flavor and it was quite filling as a meal. I will definitely make again!

  • heaven28rangers Posted: 07/22/10
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    My only problem was that the pasta did not need as much cooking time as is stated. Even with softer pasta, it was still delicious and simple.

  • JillGarton Posted: 08/14/11
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    This was very easy to assemble and had a fresh taste. However, I found it a little bland. It tasted like noodles and summer squash in chicken broth with a few herbs. I think next time I would maybe carmelize onions and then saute the summer squash with the onions for a couple of minutes to give it a little more depth. I will try it again, but it definitely needs to be modified for my taste.

  • preciousxian04 Posted: 08/28/11
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    I was pleasantly surprised. This soup was easy and quick to follow and delicious (but I added salt...)

  • crusnock Posted: 06/25/12
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    A simple soup, but surprisingly tasty. Some reviewers found it bland, which I think is due to the lack of salt. We used regular chicken broth instead of the reduced-sodium and it was perfect. Also, we used a full tsp of fresh thyme, and substituted the fresh oregano for 1/2 tsp dried.

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