25 Best Zucchini Soups That Make the Most of This Summer Squash
Summer brings a bounty of zucchini every year, but how do you use it all up before it goes bad? Well, there are a lot of ways, but few are as easy and versatile as these zucchini soup recipes. From classic minestrone soups to lean and green purees, we've got a bit of everything on this list. Keep reading to learn how to make the most of summer's most popular squash. Here are 25 of our best zucchini soup recipes.
Slow Cooker Zucchini Soup
Sweet Italian sausage, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion come together in the slow cooker to make a hearty soup that you can set and forget. Reviewer dancejuani says, "I prepped this the night before and put it on the next day before work. I came home expecting to modify it but it was perfect as is. The blend of flavors is just perfect. I'll definitely be making this often. Thank you for a great way to enjoy my garden veggies!"
Mexican Zucchini Cheese Soup
"We can't wait to make this delicious, slightly spicy soup every summer when zucchini and squash are plentiful in our garden," says recipe creator Always Cooking. "We like to serve this soup with warm tortillas."
Curried Zucchini Soup
"It tastes fantastic, and it's easy and quick to make," says reviewer mom. Some reviewers suggest adding a bit of cream to help thicken the soup.
Zucchini Soup II
Reviewer Tammy Mazure says, "Wonderful, low-cholesterol soup! Definitely not enough leftovers, so I will double the recipe next time!" This creamy, pureed soup can be enjoyed anytime of year.
Zucchini Soup I
Reviewer SOODI23 says, "Great, easy and quick way to use up all those thousands of zucchinis that come this time of year...and it's good hot or cold."
Green Velvet Soup
This velvety smooth soup is what you may call, a green machine. Celery, split peas, zucchini, broccoli, and fresh spinach combine to make a hearty soup that packs a nutritional punch.
Chicken Zoodle Soup
Zucchini and Pork Soup
"Besides being tasty, this soup is also low in calories and fat, inexpensive, and very quick to make," says recipe creator BFHAWKINS. "The ingredients are ones that I usually stock in my kitchen, but aren't expensive to buy if you don't. They can be used in many other ways, too, so you won't be wasting anything. This soup reheats and freezes well."
Chicken Tortellini Soup With Zucchini and Tomatoes
Creamy Summer Squash Soup
Yellow squash and zucchini are both put on display in this easy recipe. "I adapted this recipe from another I'd come across and created something a little more hearty and creamy," says recipe creator User. "All it needs is the right combination of spices. This is an extremely simple soup to create, and it goes well with any type of hearth or grainy bread."
Easy Zucchini Soup
Believe it or not, this creamy soup is cream-free. Reviewer BeckyB says, "I love this soup because it is easy, quick, and healthy."
Zucchini Soup III
This zucchini soup has a bit of a kick to it thanks to the Italian sausage and seasoning. Reviewer BJM1068 says, "This is one of our favorite soup recipes. In the summer I freeze it to use in winter. Everyone loves it, even the kids. I use hot Italian sausage and dice the zucchini."
Fat Granny's Minestrone Soup
Zucchini is an essential ingredient in this classic vegetable soup. Reviewer Rosalba1207 says, "I never made a minestrone soup before but this one will be part of my regular favorites! Loved the flavor result from all the spices...it was so smooth and delicious."
Zucchini Tomato Soup II
"A great way to use up all those extra fresh tomatoes and zucchini from the garden during late summer," says recipe creator TUDES. "My family loves this soup! If you like, this soup can be thinned with a little bit of milk or cream."
Fresh Tomato Zucchini Soup
Put summertime tomatoes and zucchini to use with this easy recipe. Reviewer Risa Kuperstein says, "I just added a little more zucchini and an extra red pepper for more kick and it was perfect! We will definitely make this one again."
Caldo de Pollo
Caldo de pollo is a traditional Mexican soup made from chicken simmered in water, along with other grains and/or vegetables. Reviewer Ysaura Perales Magnusson says, "I always add corn and cabbage and it comes out tasting the same as my grandma's used to."
Crema de Calabazines
"I learned this excellent cream of zucchini soup recipe while living in Spain from a 75-year-old woman in Madrid. It's excellent, easy, low-fat, and cheap, as well as a wonderful comfort food," says recipe creator Rebecca. "Vary recipe by adding carrots or spinach or other vegetables. Increase potato volume for thicker soup. Garnish with croutons, paprika and chives. Delish!"
Summer Squash Soup
Fresh zucchini is one of many ingredients that makes up this hearty soup. Recipe creator somaluna says, "My mom brought this recipe back from a cooking class in Provence. Pistou is the French word for pesto. This is a wonderful tasting fresh vegetable soup. We've made it 3 times in just one month! It is so easy, healthy, filling, and delicious (better the next day). Can be served as a dinner meal with some crusty bread and wine."
Zucchini Soup with Herbs
This fragrant zucchini soup has fresh basil, fresh parsley, and fresh tarragon. Reviewer Grapefruit Girl says, "Really good with Italian bread and cheddar cheese sprinkled."
Fast and Easy Zucchini Soup
This soup comes together in just 30 minutes with four ingredients, making it a great recipe to have on hand for unexpected guests or busy weeknights. Reviewer France C says, "I made up a batch tonight so I'd have some to take for lunch this week. I had to force myself not to eat it tonight! And the crazy part is, it's SO amazingly easy with only a few ingredients. Very impressive flavor. I haven't made a recipe this good with so few ingredients in quite a while."
Sausage and Zucchini Soup
"This is a great soup! I used hot Italian ground sausage instead of the pork and also added some diced red peppers and mushrooms to it. I also served it over some brown rice which added some heartiness to it," says reviewer gss21. Serve this dish with a side of cornbread for the ultimate comfort-food meal.
"If you are looking for something that's not too bold for a starter to a main course this is it. I was pleasantly surprised with the results of this soup," says reviewer bd.weld. "Easy to make and healthy. I used garlic salt to taste, otherwise followed the recipe. I wasn't quite sure how to serve this warm or cold but either way it is good."
Spicy Shrimp Tortilla Soup with Zucchini Noodles
Warm yourself on a cold evening with this 30-minute soup made with shrimp, spicy red pepper, diced tomatoes, and zucchini noodles. Recipe creator bd.weld says, "Top with your favorite taco toppings, like prepared tortilla strips, freshly chopped cilantro, lime wedges, diced avocado, sour cream, and crushed red pepper for additional heat."
Lui's Zucchini Leek Pho
This low-carb alternative to pho is said to help nip a cold in the bud. "I made this for my husband who was coming down with a cold," says reviewer Virginia Lee Kanzler. "My only complaint is that one batch wasn't enough for the two of us!"