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Garlic Butternut Bisque

 Garlic Butternut Bisque
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
9 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Cook: 30 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Squeeze softened garlic into a small bowl; mash with a fork. Stir

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Garlic Butternut Bisque (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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).
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.