Delish Squash Bisque Recipe
(makes 6-8 servings)
- 1 medium acorn squash
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 large sweet onion minced
- 1 Tbs. coconut oil or vegetable broth
- 3 celery stalks cubed
- 2-3 full carrots cubed
- 1 tsp. ginger grated
- ½- 1 Tbs. of Celtic or Himalayan sea salt as needed to taste
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Cut the acorn squash open, remove seeds and peel, and cut into cubes.
- Heat coconut oil or vegetable broth in a large cooking pot.
- Lightly sauté the garlic, then add the onion and the grated ginger.
- Do not overcook! Use medium rather than high heat.
- Add salt and black pepper and stir in.
- Add the rest of the vegetables and gently cook over low heat, until they lightly start to soften.
- Add water and cover, simmering the vegetables for 30 minutes or so, or until tender.
- Pour mixture into blender and puree. Add the unsweetened almond milk.
- Add back to the cooking pot and keep on low heat.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Hi Kim! Can this recipe be made fully in the vitamix and skip the stove top portion?
You’d have to cook the acorn squash first, I think — it’s a really hard, dense food, and I have a hard time even splitting it open to cook it in the first place. I think it might be really hard on your blender, and probably wouldn’t become creamy without being cooked at lest a little bit — it’s just too hard.
I found a few receipes that don’t cook the squash first. The vitiamix can take the squash on with no problem. You will have to blend longer and the soup may need heated on the stove after you mix it. Or do what I did cut the squash in half and put it in the oven till tender! Then you don’t have to peal just scoop out he flesh. Yummy! This could also be dessert with maybe some honey and a few spices like cinominon and cloves.
I am just starting out on your first phase, but I’m extremely picky and this transition is going to be really hard. I’ picking out a few meals for your meal plan to start with. Minestrone soup was listed as an option, but you don’t have a recipe for it. I love Minestrone soup so I thought it would be a great place to start. Do you have any recipes you recommend?
Thanks for your help!
Made this for the first time this evening, except I added 4 or 5 huge leaves of curly kale at the end, for something to chew on. Delicious! And there’s enough for 2 more bowls (yes, I eat huge portions — it’s all vegetable, who cares)!
Just like Lisa, I too was looking for a Minestrone soup recipe, I’m trying to not eat out of a can and make everything from starch.
Kimberly any tips?
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Is it possible to use normal squash instead of using acorn squash for this recipe?
Hi Anji and thanks for checking out my bisque…I say yes, absolutely you can use other types of squash. Just follow the same steps when preparing. Let me know what you decide to use in your recipe and how it tastes. Sending lots of love! 😉
This butternut squash soup is the best I tried so far. So delicious & full of flavor that I ate 2 huge bowls until I almost exploded! 🙂 haha Highly recommended & so easy to make.
Thanks so much Ana – thrilled you love it! Keep up the great work in taking care of your health and giving new recipes a try. Lots of love! 😉
Absolutely amazing! I will have to make this soon! Thank you for also posting all the links to buy the items! That is so helpful!