Rating: 4.96 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a fast and easy soup that I keep on hand at all times. Great for when an unexpected guest comes over. Inexpensive and freezes well, too. Warms your belly on those chilly days of winter.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir zucchini, water, and chicken bouillon cubes together in a stock pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, place a cover on the pot, and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender, about 20 minutes.

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  • Drop cream cheese into the soup; cook and stir until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

  • Blend the soup with an immersion blender until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 8.4g; fat 20.2g; cholesterol 62.7mg; sodium 2205.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
Ohhhhhh my goodness this is good! 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. The only thing I might suggest is using less chicken bouillon because I found it slightly salty. I didn't have bouillon cubes, so I used the equivalent of 7 cubes in Better Than Bouillon chicken base (7 teaspoons), which may be the culprit, although from what I've heard, the cubes are more salty anyway. Next time I will try 5. And there will definitely be a next time. Oh, and one more thing....this makes a lot of soup, like 4 gigantic servings or 6 "normal" size servings. Thanks for the amazing recipe Jilly Bean! Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
Ohhhhhh my goodness this is good! 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. The only thing I might suggest is using less chicken bouillon because I found it slightly salty. I didn't have bouillon cubes, so I used the equivalent of 7 cubes in Better Than Bouillon chicken base (7 teaspoons), which may be the culprit, although from what I've heard, the cubes are more salty anyway. Next time I will try 5. And there will definitely be a next time. Oh, and one more thing....this makes a lot of soup, like 4 gigantic servings or 6 "normal" size servings. Thanks for the amazing recipe Jilly Bean! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2015
Made it without changes- was excellent, my teenagers and husband loved it! Will def make again and again. Simple and delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2015
Fast, easy, delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2018
I have changed this recipe only in amounts used. It works very well with squash the size of baseball bats [which I used to grate and freeze or give to the chickens] but you do have to adjust the amounts. I have already frozen enough to get us through the winter for easy dinner go-withs. Thank you, thank you for this recipe. GranB Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2020
Much better if you use real chicken broth instead of a bunt hint of chemicals in a cube. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2020
Excellent! I added a little Greek yogurt too. Taste like potato soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2020
Goodness, this is GOOOOD!!! I had already shredded one of those “the size of a small child” zucchini from the garden, so I ended up using about 7 cups of that (packed). And like another reviewer mentioned, I used 5 cubes. WOW! Added some shredded Parmesan & croutons to the bowl, too! Seriously, WOWZA! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2018
So delicious! We added some pepper and Italian blend cheese which just put it over the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2018
Luv it! So easy and quick - and delicious! Added some spinach - yum! Read More
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