Low-Calorie Butternut Bisque



The cool weather is moving in and for me it is the beginning of "Soup" season. I love soups...all kinds of soup, but one of may favorites is butternut squash bisque. I can't think of a better way to enjoy this fabulous vegetable. The flavor of the bisque is bright and fresh and it is chocked full of vitamins. The best part is that you get all this at the low price of only 77 calories per 1/2 cup serving...now that is a bargain! A light soup or bisque like this one works wonders when trying to shed a few pounds.


What you will need...

2 medium onion, chopped
1 large (about 2-3 lbs) butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
4 cups low sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1T. brown sugar
2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp.nutmeg
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 c. 1% milk
Sour cream and fresh sage leaves julienned for garnish

Really simple and easy directions...

In a large pot, saute the onion in 1/4 cup of the chicken broth for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Then add the squash, apple, curry powder and nutmeg along with the rest of the broth, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.

In batches, puree the mixture in blender or food processor. Return mixture to pot and add 1/2 cup of milk...heat through. Pour into bowls and swirl a dollop of sour cream into each bowl and topped with sage, serve and enjoy!



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5 comments:

  1. I love butternut squash, I usually make it for Thanksgiving. I am going to try this. Love the way it looks in the blue and white bowl. xo

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  2. Looks and sounds delicious! And the tableware is gorgeous. Hope you are having a great week.
    Tami

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  3. Oh I would love this soup too! With some fattening bread and butter of course!
    dee dee

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  4. This sounds wonderful, Barbara--I've pinned it and hope to try it out soon!

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  5. What would be the weight of a "large" butternut squash?

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