Spicy Squash & Corn Soup

By Angelika Hanna

I had this style of squash and corn soup for the first time a few years ago at an outdoor food festival in Toronto and liked it so much, that I asked the vendors for the recipe. It was an orally delivered recipe by Jamaican vendors that I memorized, and I have cooked it since then every year during the fall and winter season as one my first soups when it gets colder outside. This soup is vegetarian/vegan.


Prep Time: Approx. 10 min

Cook Time: Approx. 30 min

Total Time: Approx. 40 min

Yield: 3-4 servings

Cuisine: Jamaican-Canadian

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food


  • 1 butternut squash, diced
  • Kernels of 2 cobs of corn, shaved of the cob
  • 1 cob of corn, cut in three pieces
  • 1 Nantes carrot, finely diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  • 1/2 – 1 fresh Cayenne pepper, sliced, to taste
  • 1 cube vegetable stock
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium pot half filled with water, place the diced squash and the vegetable stock cube.
  2. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for approx. 10 min. or until the squash is soft.
  3. Using a potato smasher, smash the squash until creamy.
  4. Add the corn (kernels and the three junks), the carrot, celery, green onion, and the cayenne pepper. You know your heat tolerance. Add the amount of the spicy cayenne that you can tolerate.
  5. Season your soup with salt, to taste.
  6. Turn the heat down to medium-low.
  7. Let simmer for approx. 20 min., or until the vegetables are soft at your preference.
  8. Taste for more salt.


2 thoughts on “Spicy Squash & Corn Soup

  1. Hello and Thanks for reaching out too me and for following my blog at Food on Fifth. I alway like to meet new food bloggers and really like the soup recipe you have posted here. Love, love the corn on the cob in the soup. What a good idea for presentation and for eating!! I hope you are having a very happy Holiday in Ontario. Sending you lots of good wishes from Nashville and looking forward to following you in 2020. Teresa


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