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Zucchini Bisque

 Zucchini Bisque
I like to serve this soup as a first course for special dinners. It is nice and light, pretty in color and very appetizing with its blend of flavors.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter. Add zucchini and chicken
  • broth. Simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes; add seasonings.
  • Puree on low in a blender. Return to pan; stir in cream and heat
  • through. Yield: 4-5 servings (5 cups).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 318 calories, 29 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 1,141 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.