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RCC Cookbook

Haitian (Independence) Squash Soup

Submitted by Nunotte Zama, criminal justice professor


  • 2 Large buttercup squash (peel and chopped)
  • 4 medium carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • half of a medium green cabbage (diced)
  • 2 malangas (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 turnips (peel and chopped)
  • 3 potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 stalk of celery (chopped)
  • 4 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 1 large green onion (peeled and chopped)
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 packet frozen squash
  • ¼ cup of olive oil


1. Wash all the veggies.  In a large cooking pot, saute a medium onion and garlic with the olive oil until brownish.

2.  Add all the veggies and fill up the pot with water until all the veggies are covered. Then let boil until for an hour or until everything is soft.

3.  Then take the squash out, blend or mash it.  Then put it back in the pot. 

4.  Add the frozen squash and some macaroni or spaghetti.

5.  add flavors such as, adobo, thyme, salt, turmeric, hot pepper, etc.

6.  Let soup cook on low until it becomes thick enough to your taste. 

Bon appetite!