Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins
Acorn squash gives this soup its unmistakable Fall and Winter flavor. This will make 12 side servings.
- 6 medium acorn squash
- 3 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 cups half-and-half or 1 1⁄2 cups light cream
- 3⁄4 cup sour cream (optional)
- fresh thyme sprig (optional)
- Halve squash and remove seeds.
- Place squash halves, cut sides down, on a baking dish.
- Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Turn cut sides up. Bake, covered, 20 to 25 minutes or until squash is tender.
- Scoop squash pulp out of the peel using a spoon; discard peel.
- Place pulp in batches in a blender container or food processor bowl.
- Cover and blend or process until squash is smooth, adding some of the chicken broth if the mixture is too thick.
- Stir together pureed squash and remaining chicken broth in a large saucepan.
- Stir in ginger, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Bring mixture to boiling.
- Reduce heat and stir in half-and-half or light cream.
- Heat through, but do not boil.
- If desired, garnish each serving with sour cream and thyme sprigs.
Super! Perfectly spiced and great thick, texture. I added a little thyme right into the bisque as well as a garnish. I used my immersion blender to blend. My aunt grows acorn squash and often gives some to me. This recipe will be on top of list to use them up. Thanx!