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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-5 servings (5 cups)


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 318 calories, 29g fat (18g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1141mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Aug 29, 2014

    Absolutely delicious, and amazingly simple to do. I used half of the butter, and completely forgot the basil! Still wonderful. My husband, mom, and kids all agree.

  • sat07
    Dec 31, 2011

    Full flavor, rich, easy to make. This is a great use for those zucchini that got too big in the garden before you noticed them!

  • hannah_voisine
    Sep 24, 2010

    Only made this recipe once, and it was SO delicious! Definately an elegant yet EASY dish to prepare! Great to serve as a first course to guests! Absolutely fantastic!

    Jul 2, 2010

    This was very good. I think it might be a good to freeze and a good way to save some zuchinni through the winter. I only used a very little bit of butter to saute the onions and I used fat-free half and half, so it can be very healthy.

  • JennyMelynntoh
    Sep 27, 2009

    I have made a recipe very similar to this and it was delicious, If debating whether or not to make it, do!