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Squash with Herbs Soup

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Soups & Creams
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 - 25 mins
  • Yields 6 servings

Squash is perfect for soup. The tasty sharpness of Canadian Old Cheddar cheese is a great complement to its subtle creaminess.

  • Course Soups & Creams
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 - 25 mins
  • Yields 6 servings

Cheddar is the most popular cheese in Canada.


1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) pureed squash
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) chicken broth
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried rosemary
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 Pinch of ground cumin
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) Milk
1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Old Cheddar cheese, grated


In a heavy saucepan, sauté onion in butter until it's transparent. Add broth, squash and spices. Salt and pepper to taste.

Heat on medium-low, then reduce to simmer for 15 to 20 min, stirring occasionally. Purée mixture. Add milk and reheat, but do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in Old Cheddar cheese until melted.


If fresh squash isn't available, you can always use commercially packaged puree.

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Cheddar is the most popular cheese in Canada.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 172 Calories
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrate: 14 g
Fat: 9 g
Fibre: 1.4 g
Sodium: 111 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 26 % / 287 mg
Vitamin B12: 58 %
Vitamin A: 37 %
Vitamin D: 30 %
Phosphorus: 24 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 3/4 milk product serving(s) per person.

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