Catholic Culture Trusted Commentary
Catholic Culture Trusted Commentary

Catholic Recipe: Three Sisters Soup


  • 4 lbs. winter squash
  • 4 quarts vegetable stock (or water)
  • 2 small diced yellow onions
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 2 tsps. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 4 cans cannellini beans
  • 1 bunch sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • salt to taste


Prep Time: N/A

Difficulty:  ★☆☆☆

Cost:  ★★☆☆

For Ages: All

Origin: America


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Several Native American tribes relied on the “three sisters” of corn, squash, and beans to survive harsh winters. St. Katherine Drexel served many different tribes across the country.


Preheat oven to 350 °F. Slice squash in half and scoop out the seeds, then roast for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool once soft, then scrape out the flesh and save the liquid for later. Blend until smooth (a food processor or blender can be used).

Sauté onions in a large pot over medium heat until brown, then add garlic, thyme, and black pepper, stirring until the garlic browns.

Pour in the stock and follow with the bay leaf, wine, and squash. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for about 20 minutes total.

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