How To Receive Meals

Cozy Vegetable Bisque

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1.5 – 2 hours

Servings: 4-6


  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large butternut squash (you can also substitute with other winter squash), peeled and cubed
  • 2 quarts vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground all-spice
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  1. Heat oil in bottom of large soup pot on medium heat. When oil is heated, saute chopped onions until softened.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except maple syrup and bring up to boil, then reduce to simmer and cook, uncovered for 1-2 hours until butternut is fork tender and soup is slightly reduced. 
  3. Remove from heat, add maple syrup, and blend with immersion blender until smooth (or let cool slightly and carefully pour into blender to blend).
  4. Taste test for salt/sweetness and enjoy.

Chef Ayelet’s Notes:

This delicious and nourishing soup is a staple in the Healing Meals kitchen! Imagine 70 pounds of butternut squash–yikes, that’s a lot of peeling. If peeling winter squash is challenging for you, you can cook the squash whole in the oven at 425 degrees F until wrinkled and very fork tender, then let cool. Once cooled, you can peel and deseed, then add to soup and follow regular instructions. This is a great way to incorporate some of the winter squash that have thicker skin like pumpkin or acorn squash which make a really yummy variation of this soup. If the soup is too thin after blending, you can also add some drained/rinsed cannellini beans to soup before blending. This will very likely make the soup more bland so you will need to adjust the salt and maple syrup. Ideally, the soup should be savory with a hint of sweetness!