Creamy Parmesan Zucchini Soup

All you’ll need is 30 minutes to create this simple parmesan zucchini soup that is flavorful and super creamy! This cozy soup is made with no cream or milk and has a touch of white beans for protein.

A ceramic bowl on a white counter with zucchini soup in it and a piece of bread in the soup.

One of my favorite things about soups is they can be made unique with almost any vegetable! I recently made a creamy cauliflower soup and a broccoli cheddar soup and loved them so much I decided to do a similar soup made with zucchini.

This soup is made with simple ingredients but is so so tasty! Since zucchini doesn’t have a ton of distinct flavor, I used a few key ingredients ingredients like garlic, onion, thyme, and savory parmesan cheese to draw out the most flavor.

You’ll need 30 minutes to make this soup as well as one pot and a hand-blender or regular blender to cream. Simple and so quick!

Shall we? 😉

Ingredients Needed

Only simple pantry ingredients are needed to make this soup as well as a few fresh vegetables. Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • zucchini (green)
  • yellow onion
  • garlic cloves
  • vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • thyme sprigs
  • white beans
  • parmesan cheese
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

How to Make Zucchini Soup

  1. First, saute onions and garlic with oil until soft.
  2. Then add rest of soup ingredients to pot. Cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove thyme sprigs and either use a hand-blender or place soup ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend on high for 20 seconds.
  4. Season soup with salt & pepper to taste then stir in freshly grated parmesan cheese until melted.

Lock-in Extra Flavor

If you are an avid user of “Everything But the Bagel Seasoning” by Trader Joe’s or you have “Everything” seasoning already in your pantry – this is a fantastic recipe to utilize it in.

The garlic and onion flavor brings tremendous flavor to simple soups like this one! I recommend 1 teaspoon of this seasoning stirred in with the parmesan cheese.

Extra Helpful Soup Tips

Salt is your friend: When it comes to soups, salt enhances flavor – so don’t be afraid of it. My motto is: salt, stir, taste – repeat! Once you find that balanced taste along with a good dash of black pepper your dish will be well seasoned and ready to serve.

Cheese: Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for this soup since pre-shredded parmesan most likely will not melt the same. You can also swap for cheddar cheese and add a pinch more salt if preferred.

Tips for storing & freezing soup: chill any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. To freeze, place in an airtight container or freezer friendly ziplock bag and freeze without parmesan cheese for up to 2 months – then thaw, reheat, and add parmesan cheese.

Blender options: I recommend a high-powered blender (here’s what I use) to cream your soup or keep everything in the pot and use a hand-immersion blender.

A hand holding a ceramic bowl of zucchini soup with roasted zucchini slices over top.

This soup can be enjoyed year round. It’s warm & cozy for cold winter days but still light enough to be enjoyed as a summery soup. And this recipe can especially come in handy when the summer squash is abundant and needs to be used up!

I hope you love this satisfying and delicious meal! Enjoy it with your favorite crusty french bread or a simple grilled cheese for dipping. Yum!

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Creamy Parmesan Zucchini Soup

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All you'll need is 30 minutes to create this simple parmesan zucchini soup that is flavorful and super creamy! This cozy soup is made with no cream or milk and has a touch of white beans for protein.

Servings 4
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Tags: cream of zucchini soup, how to make zucchini soup, zucchini soup
Freezer Friendly: Yes
Calories: 231 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 3 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup cannellini beans
  • 3-5 thyme sprigs
  • 32 oz. chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated (see notes)
  • salt & black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon "Everything" seasoning *optional

Instructions

  1. In a pot or dutch oven, saute onions and chopped garlic in oil for 3 minutes until soft. Then add chopped zucchini, white beans, thyme sprigs, broth, and generous pinch of salt & black pepper. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes – stir occasionally.

  2. Use a fork or tongs to remove thyme sprigs. Use a hand-immersion blender or high-powered blender and blend soup until consistency is creamy and smooth.

  3. Stir in fresh parmesan cheese and everything seasoning (optional) – season with salt & black pepper until desired taste. Serve with freshly grated parmesan and enjoy!

Notes

Blender options: I recommend a high-powered blender (here’s what I use) to cream your soup or keep everything in the pot and use a hand-immersion blender.

Cheese: Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for this soup since pre-shredded parmesan most likely will not melt the same. You can also swap for cheddar cheese and add a pinch more salt if preferred.

Tips for storing & freezing soup: I recommend chilling any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. To freeze, place in an airtight container or freezer friendly ziplock bag and freeze without parmesan cheese for up to 2 months – then thaw, reheat, and add parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Parmesan Zucchini Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.5g12%
Cholesterol 11.7mg4%
Carbohydrates 28.4g9%
Sugar 3.5g4%
Protein 13.9g28%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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