Save on Pinterest

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup cream, salt, pepper and remaining butter; heat through. If desired, garnish servings with additional cream and sage.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 313 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1192mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 5g protein.

Recommended Video