FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Monday, October 12, 2009

Butternut Squash Bisque



My sister called the other day to ask if I wanted any squash or pumpkins since they had a bumper crop. I had already purchased a butternut squash to try this recipe I had found at All-Recipes for Butternut Squash Bisque.

Followed the recipe to the tee and after reading the reviews I roasted the squash beforehand for 35 minutes at 375 degrees. It made it much easier to trim off the outside skin and cube rather than trying to do it raw. I also used an immersion blender instead of the food proceesor to blend the soup - it worked beautifully.



Lately on these cold days I have been yearning for good filling soups rather than cooking an entire meal. This qualifies as a very thick, creamy soup that satisfies any type of hunger pain! The texture is different from a tomato, cheese and broccoli or even potato soup. It’s a little coarser, but after the second spoonful you don’t even notice. The flavor of the squash, nutmeg and the splash of whipping cream at the very end melds everything together to make a very hearty meal. I topped mine with homemade garlic croutons which I get from a friend of mine in town… they are the best!



Now I need to call my sister to let her know I will take some squash and a few pumpkins to maybe decorate for Halloween!

12 comments:

Cathy said...

This looks like a wonderful recipe. The rich, intense flavor of the squash can shine. Love the cabbage plate too. So perfect for fall.

Marsha said...

I could eat some form of butternut squash every other day I think :) This soup sounds like a winner and it does look great in the cabbage dinnerware!

Kathleen said...

Looks great, Barb..served so nicely too!
It is so easy to make, and so delicious!

Dishesdone said...

Looks amazing! Your pics are great! The croutons, you can see every detail! I am hungry now!

Icy BC said...

I look like my kind of soup, also delicious! On a chill day, I like to have soup!

Cynthia said...

What a tasty-looking soup ... love your cabbage bowl and plate. ... The homemade garlic croutons are killing me. I could eat those by the handful. They sounds delicious.

Suzy said...

Just gorgeous Barb!!! Love it in the cabbage bowls. I like the idea of roasting before cutting.

Joyce said...

Oh how I would like a big bowl of this right now:) It is breakfast time here but hey I could do soup in the AM as there is no law against that!
Joyce

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've looked at the recipe and it sounds wonderful! I know I would love it because butternut squash is my favorite. Your photos of the soup in those cabbage dishes are perfect!

Mary said...

Your soup looks delicious and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. Thanks for the tip regarding easy peeling.

Lori E said...

I really do need to get an immersion blender if for no other reason than to try this soup. Yummy and healthy too.

Jayne said...

Barb, your pictures are just lovely and I bet that soup was delicious.