Butternut Squash Bisque

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • coarse salt, to taste
  • 1 large butternut squash (4 lbs)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup half & half milk
  • Sour cream, for serving

Directions:

Pre-cook squash. Bake 350 F for 35-40 minutes, until tender enough to easily chop into cubes.

Saute onions in butter with garlic, thyme, cinnamon and cayenne.Cook until onions are soft. Season with salt. Add cooked squash, broth, 3 cups of water, and half & half milk. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until squash is very tender. Puree in a blender.

Mix in a dollop of sour cream in each bowl and serve.

Note: For a different flavour, use nutmeg or cloves instead of cinnamon

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