Squash Bisque

I bought some peeled/cubed butternut squash and didn’t know what to do with it. I’ve never made soup before and was feeling kind of daring. The recipe seemed simple enough, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

Squash Bisque (from Erika, original recipe from Allrecipes.com)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup diced onion
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
3/4 cup diced carrots
4 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1/2 cup apple cider
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp thyme
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup heavy cream

Heat the oil and melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the butter and oil under tender.

Mix the carrots and squash into the pot. Pour in vegetable stock, and season with salt, pepper, thyme, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are tender.

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.

This soup was amazing with the Tender Potato Bread.

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5 Responses to “Sugar Snap Pea Salad”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — July 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Finally, a picnic salad that goes with my low-carb diet that I keep cheating on! Hehe. Seriously, I am stuck with so many pasta or potato salads. One that’s totally veggie based is a godsend. And I love sugar snap peas!

    • beantownbaker — July 19th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

      I try to eat low carb as much as possible and it can be so tough in the summer. With all the buns for grilled food and pasta/potato salads – it just gets to be too much.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Oh how tasty!! I love sugar snap peas 🙂 this salad looks wonderful!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — July 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Yum, this salad looks great. I would love this as a side for a summer BBQ

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    Aggie — July 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I’m a huge lover of sugar snap peas – I come home with a jumbo bag of them everytime I go to Costco! Will have to try this next time, looks so delicious!

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