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Farm Fare: Butternut Bisque

Winter squash is wholesome & hearty. It is the perfect way to warm the soul on a cold winter’s day, especially when paired with spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon.

We recently entered our butternut bisque recipe into the 17th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Community Kitchen in Keene. Soups were awarded “best soup” and “people’s choice”, and The Inn at East Hill Farm was awarded second place in the best soup category.

Try out our recipe and let us know what you think!


  • 2 lbs. cooked, mashed butternut squash
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable soup base
  • 2 tablespoon Mrs. Dash or other herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 quart heavy cream


  1. In a large pot, combine all ingredients except butter, flour and heavy cream.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for one hour
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter and flour. Add to squash mixture.
  4. Stir until the texture is slightly thicker than preferred for eating.
  5. Add the heavy cream, a little at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
  6. Bring back up to serving temperature being careful not to scorch.

What’s your favorite East Hill Farm soup?


  1. Marilyn F. on February 6, 2018 at 9:25 am

    What a yummy recipe. Will have to give it a try. Congrats on Award! I have not been to East Hill Farm to know what different soups you have, but I’d say this would be my favorite. Thanks for sharing recipe.

    • Jennifer on February 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Marilyn. We hope you are able to visit soon and try lots of our delicious meals!

  2. Anne Wilbur on February 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Love your fish chowder!

    • Jennifer on February 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      Good choice!

  3. Dianne on February 7, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Always the chicken cordon bleu soup for our family favorite!!

    • Jennifer on February 7, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Yum! That is a good one!

  4. Cecilia on April 17, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    I love butternut squash! I’m definitely trying this recipe!!

    • Jennifer on April 18, 2020 at 9:25 am

      Let us know how it comes out! Stay safe and we will see you this summer.

  5. Linda Haggerty on November 1, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    My favorite soup is the Creamy Vegetable Soup. Can u please share that recipe

    • Jennifer on November 1, 2023 at 3:22 pm

      Here you go!
      Cream of Vegetable Soup
      2 Cups water
      1 Cup heavy cream
      1 T oil
      ¼ Cup celery
      ¼ Cup onion
      ¼ Cup broccoli
      ¼ Cup carrots
      1 tsp. Mrs. Dash
      2 tsp. veg. base/bouillon cubes
      2 T melted butter
      2 T flour
      Bring water to boil. Saute veggies in oil until lightly browned. Add to water. Add Mrs. Dash and veggie base. Make roux with butter and flour. Add to water and veggies, mix well. Add heavy cream. Season to taste.
      Any veggies may be substituted.

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