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Butternut Bisque

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Butternut bisque is a spiced squash soup. Prepared in a chicken soup base with a dash of nutmeg for flavor, the butternut squash bisque is cooked along with onions. Seasoned with white pepper to taste, the butternut bisque is served warm with a yogurt or chives garnsih.
Ingredients
  Butternut squash 1 Medium
  Margarine/Butter 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large, coarsely chopped
  Chicken broth 28 Ounce (Reduced Sodium / Regular, Divided, 2 Cans, 14 Ounce Each)
  Ground nutmeg/Freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground white pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Plain non-fat yogurt 2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Chives 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
Directions

Peel squash; cut flesh into 1/2-inch pieces.
Set aside.
Melt margarine in large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion.
Cook and stir 3 minutes.
Add squash and 1 can broth.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until squash is very tender.
Process squash mixture, in 2 batches, in food processor until smooth.
Return soup to saucepan; add remaining can of broth, nutmeg and pepper.
Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally Ladle soup into soup bowls.
Place yogurt in pastry bag fitted with round decorating tip.
Pipe yogurt onto soup in decorative design.
Garnish with chives, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Dish: 
Soup
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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