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acorn squash bisque heart healthy

(1 rating)
Recipe by
alberta smith
Jerseyville, IL

Warm,creamy,and healthy a dream come true.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For acorn squash bisque heart healthy

  • 2 md
    quash, acorn
  • 1 Tbsp
    oil, olive
  • 1/2 c
    onion(s), chopped
  • 14 oz
    broth, chicken, less sodium, or (1 2/3 cup homemade)
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar, brown (packed)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/8 tsp
    pepper, white, or ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    half-and-half, or light cream
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder, (optional)
  • pumpkin seeds, (optional)
  • cinnamon, ground, (optional)

How To Make acorn squash bisque heart healthy

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325°F. Wash squash, halve, and remove seeds. Place squash halves, cut sides down, in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender. Let squash cool about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Using a spoon, remove squash pulp from shells. Discard shells.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, heat hot oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook until tender, stirring frequently. Add squash pulp, broth, and the water. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture just reaches boiling, stirring frequently. Stir in brown sugar, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,garlic powder, and pepper. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Place half of the squash mixture in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Pour pureed squash into a medium bowl. Repeat with remaining squash mixture. Return all squash mixture to saucepan. Stir in half-and-half; heat through. If desired, garnish individual servings with pumpkin seeds and sprinkle with additional cinnamon.
  • 3
    Calories: 89, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 206mg, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 16g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Protein: 2g