Spicy Butternut Squash Bisque blends roasted butternut squash with onion, garlic, jalapeño, and a touch of ginger, creating a velvety soup with a spicy finish.
I’d like to thank the Milk Means More – United Dairy Industry of Michigan for sponsoring this recipe! I was inspired to develop a “Soup as a Meal” recipe, using Michigan dairy products. All opinions are my own.
Now that the weather is a bit blustery, the leaves are beginning to take on vibrant hues of yellows, oranges, and warm reds, it’s officially Fall in my mind. Ah, October…how I’ve missed you! Come October, I feel completely justified in working soup recipes back into the weekly menu plans. Soup & Bread Night is A Regular Thing in the Comfortably Domestic house. After spending countless hours braving the elements on a soccer field each week, my family eagerly anticipates warming up with a steamy bowl of soup.
Well, four-sixths of us look forward to hot soup weather, because we know a good thing when we taste it. The other two-sixths have food texture aversions, making them highly suspicious of any food that shouldn’t be eaten with their fingers.
To reconcile the two food camps, I’ve been creating soups that can be pureed smooth. Then, I encourage the picky eaters to eat them by dredging slices of crusty artisan bread throughout.
Spicy Butternut Squash Bisque blends roasted squash with onion, garlic, and a bit of spice, creating velvety soup with oomph.
The creamy soup is the perfect texture for dipping hunks of bread, so I can be sure that the entire family will eat it.
Food Dork Trivia Alert: a bisque usually refers to a highly seasoned soup made with shellfish shells simmered in a flavorful broth, which is then thickened with either rice or a dairy-based roux. Creamy soups made with vibrantly colored vegetables may also be called a bisque.
Spicy Butternut Squash Bisque is a family favorite, because the addition of jalapeño and bold spices bring great flavor. I love the spicy back-heat on the finish! Even my spice-reluctant kiddos are big fans of the candy-like butternut squash with a little extra oomph. If you can take more heat, a drizzle of fire roasted jalapeno cream makes the meal that much more sassy.
Here’s the Spicy Butternut Squash Bisque with Fire Roasted Jalapeño Cream recipe. Enjoy!
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