This unplanned soup was a way to clean out the fridge. I used all the varieties of squash we had -- patty pan, crookneck and Italian -- along with potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, swiss chard and garbanzo beans. If you wanted to keep this vegetarian, you could use veggie stock instead of chicken. But, since I decided to skip on the sausage, I needed chicken stock for that rich flavor. I also added garlic, tomato paste, and fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary and oregano.
I made a large batch and we've been eating this soup all week. You might think it's been too hot for soup. And you're right. But, this is a light meal, and perfect for a lazy night under the fan. Also, I got tired of eating grilled squash. Soup seemed like a welcome break.