Zucchini Soup with Farina


This is, by far, my family's favorite soup. It can be served either hot or cold. We love to make huge batches when the zucchini in our garden is in season and then we freeze the extra. Awesome with a loaf of crusty bread for dipping!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 1 ½ pounds zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • ¼ cup dry farina cereal (such as Cream of Wheat®)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and green onion in hot butter until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, zucchini, vinegar, and dill to the saucepan; bring to a boil. Gradually pour farina into the broth mixture while stirring. Reduce heat to low, loosely cover saucepan, and cook broth mixture at a simmer until the zucchini is tender, about 15 minutes more.

  2. Blend soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Add cream cheese and blend again until the cheese is fully incorporated.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
19g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 539mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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