Pumpkin Bisque Soup

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Compliments of: Spice Kitchen & Bar




  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 medium celery, diced
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice (or mixture of sage, thyme, parsley, cinnamon, anise)
  • 3 small-medium fall squash, quartered + roasted (butternut squash, acorn squash + pumpkin)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 cups half-and-half (or combination of half-and-half + whole milk)
  • Kosher or sea salt + pepper, to taste



  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat.  Add onion, carrots, and celery to pot and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  1. Add spices and stir.  Scrape roasted pumpkin/squash into pot, and add vegetable broth, honey, and salt + pepper.  Stir well to combine; then simmer 15 minutes.
  1. Stir in half-and-half (or combo with half-and-half + whole milk) to finish; then puree in a blender (work in batches) until smooth.
  1. Optional garnish: crème friache + pecans
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