This butternut bisque with crispy onions is the perfect comfort food you can make in just 25 minutes. The smooth and creamy butternut soup has a hint of sweetness and is balanced with the crispy onions topping.
I love shopping at Costco, except that sometimes I end up with too much of one thing and I hate to waste food. So that means trying to find something new to make with said item and in this case, it’s butternut squash. I bought some to make my roasted vegetable with goat cheese salad but didn’t need that much. So I decided to make this butternut bisque with crispy onions. The creamy, smooth butternut soup was the perfect comfort meal for me. The addition of the crispy onions on top ended up being the perfect touch!
This is a quick recipe for you today. I added the butternut squash, broth and spices in a stock pot and brought to a boil. Then I turned it down and let it simmer until the squash was fork tender. Meanwhile I got my onions going in a skillet. I used both butter and oil to get it real hot and then fried the onions. When the squash is done, add the soup in batches to a high speed blender. Blend until nice and smooth. I love my Vitamix for things like this because it does an excellent job. The soup was nice and velvety. Pour back in the pan and add your cream. Mix until it’s well incorporated and warm through. Ladle into bowls and top with crispy onions.
Butternut Bisque Recipe in a nutshell
- Add butternut squash, broth and spices in a stock pot and brought to a boil.
- Turn down and simmer until the squash is fork tender.
- Meanwhile use both butter and oil and get a saute pan real hot and then fried the onions.
- When the squash is done, blend in high speed blender until smooth.
- Pour back in the pan, add your cream and mix through.
- Ladle into bowls and top with crispy onions.
Butternut bisque with crispy onions
A note on the broth. I love to use Better than Bouillon in all my soups. It just gives it that much more flavor in my opinion but you can use broth or stock if you don’t have it. Also if you want the onions a bit more crispy you can dredge them in flour first and then fry them but I was trying to keep this gluten free for me. Well I hope you like this big bowl of comfort as much as I did. And next time you buy a huge container of peeled butternut squash from Costco, you have another delicious recipe to try. Enjoy!
Butternut Bisque with Crispy Onions
This butternut bisque with crispy onions is the perfect comfort food you can make in just 15 minutes. The smooth and creamy butternut soup has a hint of sweetness and is balanced with the crispy onions topping.
For the butternut bisque
- 1 tablespoons oil
- 5 cups butternut squash peeled and cubed
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon Better than Bouillon
- 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
For the crispy onions
- 1/2 onion thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
In a stock pan, add your oil and butternut squash and saute for 1 minute.
Add the rest of the ingredients for the soup and turn up to medium high.
Let simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until the squash is fork tender.
In the meantime add the oil and butter to a saute pan on medium high.
Add the thinly sliced onions and fry until browned.
When the squash is done, blend in a high speed blender in batches.
Return to the pot and add the cream. Heat through for a minute.
Ladle into bowls and top with crispy onions.
You can use broth or stock instead of the Better than Bouillon.
Also if you would like crispier onions, dredge them in a bit of flour before frying.
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