Winter Squash Soup with Patricia’s Table

Patricia's Table
Patricia's Table

Squash is certainly one of the flavors of fall. At Patricia’s Table, they’re using squash in a delicious soup the kids can help make, topped off in the perfect way. Patricia Tamminga of Patricia’s Table shared a recipe for winter squash soup and marshmallow croutons.  Patricia’s Table empowers kids to expand their minds and taste buds while whipping up batches of fun in the kitchen.  Our hands-on cooking classes combine culinary techniques, locally-grown foods, and fresh flavors as we create sweet and savory treats from scratch. For more details, visit Patricia’s Table online or give them a call at 512-434-9100.

Winter Squash Soup:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (32 oz.) carton low-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)
  • Garnish: Crispy Sage Leaves- Saute sage leaves in butter


  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 2-3 minutes more.
  • Add squash and saute 3-5 minutes. Cover with broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until squash is very tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Working in batches, puree soup in blender.
  • Return soup to same pot. Stir in cream (if using) and bring to simmer. Stir in ginger and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill. Rewarm over medium heat before serving.

Marshmallow Croutons:

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a sheet pan with foil.
  • Slice day old bread into sticks. Brush with olive oil. Toast in oven for 10-15 minutes, flip and toast again for 5 more minutes.
  • Add marshmallows on top of toast. Place in oven for 3-5 minutes or until the marshmallows start to puff up. Serve as dipping sticks with the soup. Kiddos love these! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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