Butternut Squash Bisque

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 3/4 cup diced carrot
  • 4 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup optional cream 
  • salt, pepper, ground nutmeg to taste  
  1. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion in the butter and oil under tender. 
  2. Mix the carrots and squash into the pot. Pour in vegetable stock, and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are tender. 
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree the soup mixture until smooth. Return to the pot, and stir in the heavy cream. Heat through, but do not boil. Serve warm with a dash of nutmeg. 

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