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Garlic Butternut Bisque Recipe
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Garlic Butternut Bisque Recipe

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With its pleasant squash and garlic flavor and golden-orange color, this rich and creamy soup is sure to be a hit whether you serve it for an everyday meal or a holiday dinner. -Della Clarke Vista, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 large onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 4 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 8 cups)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, divded
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 313 calories, 22 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 1,192 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut tops off bulbs; brush with oil. Wrap each in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the onions carrots and celery in 1/2 cup butter until tender. Add the squash, broth and 2 tablespoons sage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until squash is tender.
  3. Squeeze softened garlic into a small bowl; mash with a fork. Stir into squash mixture. Cool slightly. Puree squash mixture in batches in a blender; return to pan. Stir in 1/2 cup cream, salt and pepper and remaining butter; heat through. Garnish with remaining cream and sage. Yield: 9 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Garlic Butternut Bisque in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 313 calories, 22 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 1,192 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

This is an excellent bisque recipe. I highly recommend it. I have made it for my family as well as given it for gifts. Excellent reviews every time. Simply delicious .. thank you.

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

I have made this a number of times and enjoy it everytime.

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