This Butternut Bisque Recipe Is a Winter Essential in Westchester

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, while there are plenty of local spots to snuggle up with a bowl of hot soup, making your own at home adds an additional cozy feel.

There’s no 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. 

This recipe is perfect for a night in with your family. Plus, it’s easily adjustable for a larger gathering or leftovers, making it the soup that keeps on giving. 

Butternut Squash Bisque Delight

Course: SoupsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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This butternut bisque recipe will keep you cozy all winter long and is courtesy of Honest Weight Food Co-Op.


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

Looking for dishes to pair with your butternut squash soup? Try this warm goat cheese and fig dip that would make a great appetizer. Then, for those that must end the night with a sweet treat, this sour cream cheesecake only uses 10 ingredients and is a sure to be a crowd pleaser. If you’re whipping something up for a Sunday game day, these sweet sriracha wings are the perfect snackable app to get you through the game and better than any takeout options (in our opinion). Happy cooking!

After all these cozy dishes, you will be ready to take on winter in Westchester County, whether that means cozying up with a good book or heading out for a hike.

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