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Butternut Squash Bisque

Total Time
55 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Butternut squash lends a rich, thick sweetness to this filling bisque. An immersion blender makes easy work of pureeing the soup in the pot - no need to transfer it to a blender in batches.
Ingredients

unsalted butter

2 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1½ cup(s), chopped

kosher salt

1½ tsp, or to taste

minced garlic

2 tsp

ground nutmeg

1 pinch

cayenne pepper

1 pinch

uncooked butternut squash

4 pound(s), cubed (about 10 cups)

reduced-sodium chicken broth

4 cup(s), or vegetable broth

plain lowfat Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp

packed light brown sugar

1 Tbsp

fresh sage

2 tsp, chopped

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat butter in a large nonstick soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic, nutmeg and cayenne; stir and cook 1 minute. Add squash and broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until squash is soft, about 30 minutes; stir in yogurt and sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and puree soup in pot using an immersion blender (or puree in a regular blender in batches). Serve garnished with fresh sage and black pepper. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
Notes
Speed prep time by buying precut peeled squash or even frozen cubed butternut squash.Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese if desired (could affect SmartPoints value).Serve with a light grilled cheese for a fabulous, filling meal.

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