This Butternut Bisque Recipe Is a Winter Essential in Westchester

Soup season is here to stay.

Who’s in the mood for soup? Adobe Stock / Brent Hofacker

All about that soup life? Whip up this delectable butternut squash bisque recipe for serious winter comfort food in Westchester.

Whether you’re an omnivore, locavore, vegetarian, or carnivore, one gastronomic knowledge seems to resonate across the board: winter is the best time for a bowl of soup.

And what better way to spend a brisk January day than concocting your own batch of the stuff right at home? If you need a quality recipe, check out this butternut bisque find from Honest Food Co-op in Albany. Full of seasonal veggies, bursting with spice, and sweetened with maple syrup, it could be exactly what you need when the winter chill hits in Westchester. Not only is this recipe easy to prepare, but it’s also healthy and filled with nourishing ingredients that can be found at seasonal farmers’ markets and grocery stores around the county.

Butternut Bisque

Courtesy of Honest Weight Food Co-op

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1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed
½ lb carrots, chopped
1 small (or ½ large) onion, chopped
3-4 c vegetable stock
2 Tbsp maple syrup, plus more for seasoning
½ tsp cardamom
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
salt & pepper, to taste


Heat oil in a medium-large pot and add carrots and onions. Sauté until softened and slightly browned, then add spices and stir thoroughly, allowing the spices to toast slightly.

Add butternut squash, maple, and stock. Simmer until all vegetables are soft.

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Puree mixture with immersion blender.

Season with salt, pepper, cardamom, more maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Taste, adjust seasoning as necessary. Enjoy!

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