|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||49%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The mild sweetness of butternut squash soup is perfectly offset with a trio of fresh, savory herbs. Add heavy cream to the already velvety texture of pureed squash and you have rich, thick bisque to serve for a first course or a light main dish.
Cook’s note: This recipe can easily be converted to a vegetarian dish by using a good quality vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock.
- 1 medium onion (yellow, chopped)
- 1/2 cup celery (finely chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme (fresh, chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary (fresh, crushed)
- 1 fresh sage (leaf, finely chopped)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
- 1 medium butternut squash (peeled and cubed)
- 2 1/4 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup cream (heavy)
- Garnish: croutons
Gather the ingredients.
In a large saucepan over medium, sauté the onion, celery, thyme, rosemary, and sage in the olive oil for five to seven minutes, until the vegetables turn tender.
Add the salt and pepper and sauté the vegetables and herbs for an additional two minutes.
Add the butternut squash and chicken stock to the pan and bring the soup to simmer.
Reduce the heat slightly, cover, and simmer the soup for 20 minutes, until the squash is tender.
Stir in the heavy cream and heat through.
Serve the bisque hot, garnished with croutons.
Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients
Steam expands quickly in a blender, and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.