We used to have a cucuzza (opo) squash tree when I was little, and I loved this soup. Yes, even as a little kid, this was good! If you can't find these squash, you can use more common ones like summer or zucchini. Serve immediately over warm cooked white rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 large bowls
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a wok or heavy pot over medium heat; gently cook and stir pork, breaking up meat as it cooks, until browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add squash and salt; cover wok and cook, stirring 2 to 3 times, over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • Mix chicken broth, water, and chicken bouillon to squash mixture and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender and transparent in the soup, 18 to 20 minutes.

  • Remove wok from heat and cool soup slightly. Skim surface to remove accumulated fat. Stir parsley into soup, return soup to a boil, and remove from heat.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley for the fresh parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 26g 52% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; fat 20.9g 32% DV; cholesterol 84.6mg 28% DV; sodium 4415.9mg 177% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2018
I made lots of different changes based on what I had on hand Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2018
delicious flavorful soup. I stumbled across the opo squash and decided to make this. Good as is and also as a puree Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2020
My mom really loved it!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2018
I made lots of different changes based on what I had on hand Read More
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