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Butternut Squash Bisque Recipe

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Butternut Squash Bisque Recipe

Butternut Squash Bisque

©Kathy Maister

The mild sweetness of butternut squash soup is perfectly offset with a trio of fresh, savory herbs. Add heavy cream to the already velvety texture of pureed squash and you have rich, thick bisque to serve for a first course or a light main dish.

Cook’s note: This recipe can easily be converted to a vegetarian dish by using a good quality vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh, chopped thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh, crushed rosemary
  • 1 fresh sage leaf, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Croutons for garnish


In a large saucepan over medium, sauté the onion, celery, thyme, rosemary, and sage in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables turn tender. Add the salt and pepper and sauté the vegetables and herbs for an additional 2 minutes.

Add the butternut squash and chicken stock to the pan and bring the soup to simmer. Reduce the heat slightly, cover, and simmer the soup for 20 minutes, until the squash is tender.

Puree the soup in a countertop blender or with an immersion blender until it is completely smooth. Stir in the heavy cream and heat through. Serve the bisque hot, garnished with croutons.

This butternut squash bisque recipes makes 6 servings.

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 5 out of 5
Weight Watchers Points Plus* Friendly!!, Member GrannDeb

I just love Butternut Squash Bisque! I alternate between a sweet, cinnamony and this savory flavored BS soup. I make a WW friendly version by eliminating the cream. Instead, I simply use a full 32 oz container of chicken broth. At serving, I add 2 Tblsp 1/2-1/2 swirled over the top. It then becomes a total of 3 points on points plus! Made following the alterted version makes 6 servings.

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