Butternut Squash-Sweet Potato Ginger Bisque Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Butternut Squash-Sweet Potato Ginger Bisque Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Butternut Squash-Sweet Potato Ginger Bisque

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"This soup is perfect in winter-time. The root vegetables are comforting and the ginger is warming. Increase or decrease the amount of ginger to suit your taste. Chicken or vegetable stock may be substituted for the water. Either a blender or food processor can be used to puree the soup. If desired, add cream instead of yogurt to enrich the taste."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    55 mins


  1. Place the squash, sweet potatoes, onion, ginger, and garlic in a large pot. Pour in enough water to cover the vegetables. Bring to simmer over medium heat, and cook until vegetables are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork, 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. Remove pot from heat. Place soup in batches into a blender or the bowl of a food process. Pulse until smooth. Return soup to pot, and whisk in yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If necessary, reheat soup over low heat, but do not allow to boil.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 18, 2008

Delicious!!! First, I sauteed a peeled, chopped Fuji apple and 1 stalk chopped green onion in 1 TB butter for 10 minutes. Then, I added a 1.4 lb butternut squash and 1/2 a chopped large sweet potato, an inch of chopped, peeled ginger, and 1 and 1/2 cloves chopped garlic and filled the pot up mostly with water to cover the vegetables (maybe about a 1/2 inch higher than the veggies), and about 1/4 cup of organic chicken stock. I let this simmer for 30 minutes, and then added 1/4 tsp of cinnamon (as per other reviewers' suggestions) and a pinch of nutmeg. Then, I pureed it in the blender. It was so creamy and delicious (and sweet from the Fuji apple) that I didn't need to add cream or yogurt. I seasoned it with salt and pepper. Absolutely divine!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2010

ok, could taste the yogurt too much, not the squash or sweet potato.

Feb 01, 2010

Having the benefit of all those who wrote before me, I made a few tweaks. The end result was DELICIOUS! 1. Chop: 1 peeled and cored apple (I used Granny Smith because it's all I had); 2 celery stalks; 2 peeled carrots; 1/2 medium onion; 3 inches of peeled ginger. Saute all of the above with 1 heaping Tablespoon minced garlic in 2 T butter (or oil) for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Set aside. 2. Put chunked sweet potatoes (or yams) and butternut squash in a large pan with about 2 1/4 c water and 2 1/4 c. chicken broth. (I used 2 cans of the chicken broth, and a little more than that of water--whatever it takes to cover the tops of the vegetables.) 3. Once everything comes to a boil, add the sauteed mixture from before and let simmer until everything is pretty soft. 4. I added 1 t. of cinnamon and about 1/2 t. of nutmeg, 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 t. of pepper BEFORE blending/pureeing it. It saved me a step, and it came out great. It doesn't really need yogurt, in my opinion, but I added a dollop of light sour cream before serving, making it a little creamier.

Dec 04, 2007

I agree with the other reviews, this is real good but something was missing. I was trying to do a vegan thing so I left out the yogurt and added curry. It was great! I also added a touch on cinnamon but don’t think it is necessary after the curry. I also froze single servings and they heated up nicely.

Feb 09, 2009

Great recipe! I followed the advice of other reviewers and fried my onion and garlic in a bit of butter in the pot before adding the veggies and broth. I roasted my squash in the oven at 400 degrees until slightly soft...it made peeling and cubing much easier. I added 1/4 cup homemade unsweetened applesauce and lots of extra fresh ginger. I served the soup with a dollop of plain yogurt in the centre of each bowl. Perfect winter soup!

Feb 04, 2010

Love it. Easy to make. Used pickled ginger leftover from sushi, instead of fresh. Added curry powder & red pepper flakes for a bit more intense flavor.

Nov 04, 2007

This soup is delicious. I used vegetable stock instead of water, and I did not add yogurt as suggested in the recipe (just pureed the veges once cooked). It was fantastic. My husband also loved it and he doesn't even like sweet potatoes. I highly recommend this one,very easy to make and very tasty in the chilly weather!

Jan 11, 2010

I made a number of modifications, but this was very good. I had searched for a sweet potato bisque recipe and found this one. I did not have any butternut squash, so I just used 5 sweet potatoes. (In retrospect, the flavor would have been far too mild if I had followed the recipe and used squash plus 4 sweet potatoes.) Based on suggestions of other reviewers, I sautéed the onion, garlic, and ginger first, added a diced apple and some diced celery, and used vegetable broth in addition to water. Instead of adding yogurt, I blended in some silken tofu. The resulting soup was pretty good, but following the recommendation of at least one reviewer, I then tried adding some curry -- that really enhanced the flavor. My husband is a picky soup eater and, although he wasn't thrilled with this before I added the curry, he complimented it TWICE after he ate it with the curry. Next time I make this recipe, I will use more fresh garlic and ginger (especially ginger).


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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