Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Bisque

This is a guest post from Jean a Wine Enthusiast searching for great wine, food and entertainment in the Piedmont Triad of NC. She Love's experimenting with food and wine pairing.

She tweeted that she had made this Bisque it sounded wonderful, so she kindly emailed the recipe with a picture for us all to enjoy.

For more about Jean and NC wine visit - http://www.ncvine.com


  • 4 Cups Chopped Sweep Potatoes
  • 3 Cups Chopped Butternut Squash
  • 2 Cups Carrots
  • Chicken Stock or Broth
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons Whole Allspice
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Shot of Amaretto
  1. Chop the onion and crush the garlic. Brown in 2 tablespoons butter until onion is clear.
  2. Add all the vegetables and the chicken stock. Bring to a soft boil.
  3. Crush the allspice and add to the mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Once the vegetables have softened, use an immersion blender and blend everything until smooth.
  5. Add a shot of Amaretto and continue to cook on low for another 15-20 minutes.
Pair this with a semi-dry white wine. I chose RayLen Vineyards Yadkin Gold, a blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling.

Serve and enjoy.

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  1. Looks great Rebecca,
    tell me about the wine! I spoke to Richard Childress when I was in Winston and he was telling me about his vinyard projects and how Yadkin was an east coast Napa.

  2. I am loving this "guest post" series you are doing - it is a great way to be introduced to such a nice array of bloggers.

  3. So I'm not really a soup person. But I'm pretty sure I'm in love with this soup. Sweet potato and butternut squash...can't get any better than that!

  4. Doc: have emailed Jean to add more to the post about the wine, so stay tuned, oh the vineyards here are wonderful.
    doggy bloggy: oh thanks I love finding new blogs to introduce to you, just found a lovely Finnish girl, to share a recipe!
    Joanne: looks great doesn't it lol

  5. That is a great wine, and DB is right I am enjoying your post and the guest post! I had to research smoked puffin after that last Icelandic one!

    Yadkin is a good wine, we had it recently with some seafood...

  6. Well, I've never thought of putting Amaretto in my soup!

  7. It's a bit odd to call this soup decadent since it doesn't have cream, but I think it's wonderfully decadent, flavorful and healthy!

  8. I definitely love this soup...all my favourite ingredients in a bowl...sweet potato, butternut squash and carrots....yum

  9. I wasn't sure what a bisque was, I thought it would have fish in it but this looks nicer.

  10. Oh my, this sounds delicious. Love sweet potato and butternut squash. I'm bookmarking this.

  11. A fellow blogger recently gave me the “Honesty Award.” One of the requirements is that I similarly award it to fellow bloggers. I thought you deserved it.
    See: http://fightthefatfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/01/honesty-award-me-really.html

  12. It looks and sounds so good. All the ingredients that I love!

  13. Chef E: NC wines are great, come visit in the spring we can have lunch in a vineyard!!!
    Angie: he he he u make me smile
    Trish: thanks
    Janice: me neither
    Fresh Local and best: true, but has butter
    Mary: healthy right
    peachkins: thanks
    Sarah: yeah I know but why not call it that lol
    Megan: lol
    Scott: thanks so much
    will forward all the comments to her lol

  14. That looks incredibly yummy! I love soup and will eat it anytime even on the hottest summer day (and where I live that can be 128 degrees Farenheit!).

  15. That looks incredibly yummy! I love soup and will eat it anytime even on the hottest summer day (and where I live that can be 128 degrees Farenheit!).

  16. Looks great and delicious! I simply love sweet potatoes! will have to gv this a whirl !:)

  17. That looks so thick and delicious! And very comforting.

  18. So in love with winter soups right now...thanks for the recipe. I really like that you gave a wine suggestion, too. I'm really bad at pairing wine with food, and now I don't have to guess. :-)

  19. Love the Amaretto touch!!!

  20. This does sound nice, and I love the wine pairing.

  21. will pass all the comments along lol Rebecca

  22. I can't thank all of you enough for the kind and flattering comments you have made regarding my Sweet Potato Bisque. I'm not a chef (or much of a cook really) so I don't come up with original recipes very often. So again, thank you!

    I have just recently started using Allspice in my recipes and find it to be a wonderful spice that brings a special characteristic to food. As for the Amaretto, I wanted to add almonds but knew they wouldn't blend correctly for a bisque so I opted for Amaretto - and if I do say so myself, it was an excellent choice.

    This bisque is definitely a comfort food but it is not just a cold weather food, it can be made anytime and used as an appetizer or as a pairing for your next wine dinner.

    Doc - the wine, Yadkin Gold from RayLen Vineyards, is a light crisp wine mostly derived from the Viognier and Riesling grapes. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio keep the wine from being too sweet leaving it with a tropical taste of melon, fig and pineapple. It has a medium finish on the palate and is an excellent sipping wine on a warm summer evening as you sit out by the fire pit.

    I used to work for Richard Childress and we have had many conversations about North Carolian being the Napa of the South. We currently have 88 wineries in NC and at least 3 AVA's.

  23. Great soup! I love the shot of amaretto at the end!

  24. For all updates on North Carolina Wines, please visit: http://ncvine.com. You can join as a member and post comments in a forum or post a guest blog. We would love to hear from you.

    RedWineDiva (Jean)


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