CreamyPumpkinBisqueSage 1

Creamy Pumpkin Bisque with Bacon & Crispy Sage Leaves

Potatoes, pumpkin and butternut squash create a thick rich soup, perfect for dipping a crusty piece of gluten free focaccia in. Canned pumpkin or fresh can be used in this easy to make bisque.

CreamyPumpkinBisqueSage 1

CreamyPumpkinBisqueSage 1

Creamy Pumpkin Bisque with Bacon & Crispy Sage Leaves

Marla Hingley
Pumpkin and butternut squash are puréed together to create a sweet, thick and rich soup.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6


  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 4 small white potatoes
  • 2 cups pumpkin peeled and chopped (or 1 cup pumpkin puree)
  • 1 cup butternut squash peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 3 3/4 cups GF vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cream or canned coconut milk*
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 slices GF bacon diced
  • 5 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  • In a large fry pan, sauté onions and garlic in oil until soft. Add potatoes, pumpkin and squash, sauteing for another few minutes.
  • Add stock and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Pour into a food processor and purée until smooth. Return to large stockpot.
  • Add cream, and more stock depending on how thick you want the soup.
  • Add remaining ingredients, adjust seasonings to taste, then allow to simmer while preparing garnishes.
  • Fry chopped bacon until crisp, place on paper towels and set aside. Using bacon grease, fry sage leaves for 10-20 seconds until crisp.
  • To serve, fill bowls and top with some bacon and sage.
  • Flavor Variation: beforehand, roast pumpkin and squash in oven at 400°F for about 30 minutes until soft and golden brown. Then add to the soup as directed.


Full fat coconut milk will make a creamier sauce, but low fat can be used instead. Although you may need to thicken sauce with a mixture of cornstarch and water to get the consistency you want.
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See also
Vegetarian Split-Pea Soup


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