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Food as Medicine: Kabocha Squash Soup

Our immune boosting kabocha squash soup recipe is filled with antioxidants that help ease inflammation and can help prevent chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders and cancer. For added nutritional benefit, this kabocha squash soup recipe makes use of our nutrient dense immune boosting bone broth recipe from a previous post. Enjoy one bowl of soup a day in the fall and winter to nourish your body through the upcoming cold weather months.


Immune Boosting Kabocha Squash Soup


  • 1 kabocha squash, top and bottom trimmed, seeds removed, cut into large slices

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled

  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into large pieces

  • Chicken bone broth, enough to fully submerge the squash


  • Toss squash, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, olive oil thoroughly

  • Spread the mixture on a sheet pan

  • Roast in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 F degrees

  • Turn to prevent burning, roast for up to another 15 minutes

  • Pour all ingredients a large pot

  • Submerge with broth

  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes covered

  • Using an hand blender, blend thoroughly

  • Add salt and pepper to taste



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