Three Sisters Soup


The Iroquois Indians cultivated and used the Three Sisters (corn, squash and beans) in their diet. This is a recipe passed down by our relatives. You may use regular corn instead of hominy, but hominy is more traditional.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups canned white or yellow hominy, drained

  • 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped

  • 2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash

  • 1 ½ cups diced peeled potatoes

  • 5 cups water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Place the hominy, green beans, squash, and potatoes into a pot, and pour in water and chicken bouillon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Blend flour into the butter, then stir into the soup. Increase heat to medium, and cook for 5 more minutes, or until soup thickens. Season with pepper, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 436mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 421mg 9%

* 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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