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


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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 313 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1192mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Remove papery outer skin from garlic bulbs, but do not peel or separate the cloves. Cut off top of garlic bulbs, exposing individual cloves; brush with oil. Wrap each in foil. Bake 30-35 minutes or until cloves are soft. Unwrap and cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 6-qt. stockpot, heat 1/2 cup butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots and celery; cook and stir until tender. Stir in squash, broth and 2 tablespoons sage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until squash is tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  3. Squeeze garlic from skins into a small bowl; mash with a fork and stir into soup. In batches, process soup in a blender until smooth; return to pan.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup cream, salt, pepper and remaining butter; heat through. If desired, garnish servings with additional cream and sage. Yield: 9 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Garlic Butternut Bisque in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p30

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elise21 237251
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"This had great garlic flavor. My husband really liked it and he doesn't like butternut squash."

jbeacom 59413
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."

krystaljoy 55414
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

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

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