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Harvest Butternut and Tomato Bisque

Holiday & Seasonal Jump to Recipe

Harvest Butternut and Tomato Bisque is a warming soup that showcases the delightful combination of butternut squash and tomatoes. Butternut squash, thick salsa, HERB-OX® Chicken Granules Bouillon, and half-and-half cream create rich and creamy texture with a perfect balance of savory and slightly sweet flavors. Get ready to savor the flavor of this delicious bisque.

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1 butter
1 onion, diced
1½ pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
2 cups water
1 cup CHI-CHI’S® Thick & Chunky Salsa
2 teaspoons HERB-OX® Chicken Granules Bouillon
1 cup half-and-half cream
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
Sour cream


  1. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is slightly softened.

  2. Add squash, water, salsa and bouillon to saucepan; cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until squash is fork-tender. Cool 15 minutes.

  3. In blender container or food processor bowl, purée squash mixture, in small batches if needed, until smooth. Return puréed squash to saucepan.

  4. Stir cream, salt, white pepper and basil into saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, 4 to 6 minutes or until hot and flavors are blended.

  5. Ladle soup into warm bowls to serve. Place small dollops of sour cream in circular-fashion on top of soup, if desired. Gently run wooden pick through sour cream to create swirled effect.