Calling all butternut squash lovers! This simple and delicious butternut bisque is the ultimate fall soup! This bisque is made with smoky bacon, oven-roasted squash and sweet corn – ingredients that would make any soup irresistible! It’s the perfect soup for those chilly fall evenings when you’ll want to reach for something warming! I love to add an extra little bit of cream or creme fraiche on top, along with some extra bacon and corn to garnish the top. The extra cream gives this soup even more creaminess! Serve it with some toasted French baguette to soak up all that goodness!
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How to Make Butternut Bisque
A bisque is a pureed soup made with a variety of vegetables and seafood or meats. For this recipe, you can use a base of chicken, beef or vegetable broth. I start this soup off with my oven-roasted butternut squash. It’s seasoned with simple seasonings of salt, pepper, smoked paprika and thyme. The smoked paprika adds even more smoky flavor and truly complements the squash. While the squash is roasting, I prepare a simple soup base with onions, celery and garlic. Once the squash is fork tender, it’s added to the soup and then pureed into perfection, creating a silky smooth, sweet and simply incredible bisque! I like to also add cream to this recipe to make the soup extra creamy.
And to add that smoky flavor that is perfect for fall, I also add crispy bacon bits! The bacon, along with the corn, is the perfect addition to this butternut soup! The corn and bacon add tons of crunchy texture and flavor! Top the soup off with additional cream to make it even creamier! Even my husband, who’s not the biggest fan of butternut squash, loves this soup and always has seconds!
Looking for more delicious fall soup recipes? Check out some of my other recipes!
- Creamy Sausage & Sweet Potato Soup – smoky and chunky soup that’s perfect for cold fall nights!
- Warming Beef & Bean Chili – my favorite chili recipe, topped with avocado and tortilla chips!
- Ukrainian Beef Borscht – my all-time favorite Eastern European soup recipe!
- Smoky Crab Bisque – one of my all-time favorite soup recipes!
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