From SIFT: Butternut Squash Bisque, Perfect for Fall and Year Round

Typically thought of as a fall food, butternut squash is something that can and should be enjoyed all year round. This Butternut Squash Bisque comes together so easily it would be an opportunity wasted if you didn’t give it a try.

For those who are moving to a gluten free diet plan (you can read all about that here), you’ll want to start introducing healing foods to your diet and few are better than butternut squash!

Packed full of flavor, this bisque is great for almost every diet, and is beyond simple to make. Let’s get to it!

Can You Make This Butternut Squash Bisque Vegan?

Yes! You absolutely can! I have made this recipe with every kind of broth and the flavor is still beautiful. Just use vegetable broth and, instead of heavy cream, use coconut cream.

Why is This a Butternut Squash Bisque with Apple?

I often think foods in harvest around the same time of year pair well. In this case, it’s apples and butternut squash. Despite being readily available all year round, it’s best in the fall and the winter. The apple adds a deliciously natural sweetness and just enhances the taste of the butternut. So delicious!

Can You Make This Butternut Squash Bisque with Coconut Milk?

You can, however, if you want it to have more richness, I would definitely advise you use coconut cream instead. It will help provide a thicker and richer consistency.

Butternut Squash Bisque with Shrimp? No.

If you’re tempted to add a protein to this, I would highly suggest crab. The deep flavor of crab really enriches the soup. However, it’s not needed.

What Spices Combine Well with Butternut Squash Bisque?

Cinnamon is always going to be the number one spice. I also love using nutmeg, and if you want to add a pinch of a unique spice profile, try ras el hanout.

How Do You Roast Butternut Squash?

This recipe uses roasted butternut squash. I use a whole squash and set my oven to 400°F and roast it for 2 hours. However, if you have pre-cut butternut squash, then wrap in aluminum foil and roast it like this.

What You’ll Need:

One of the things I love about this recipe is that it has few ingredients but they’re so delicious together!

  1. One butternut squash
  2. 3 cups of broth (I use beef or chicken — you can use vegetable.)
  3. 1-1.5 cups pure apple cider
  4. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp nutmeg
  6. 1/3 cup heavy cream (you can use coconut cream if you want to make it vegan)
  7. Cilantro (optional)
  8. Feta (optional)
  9. Pine nuts and pumpkin seeds to your taste (optional)

This recipe for Butternut Squash Bisque is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. A healthy dinner or side, this soup is naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, and has a vegan option! Make it today and enjoy!

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