Butternut and Ham Bisque

Butternut and Ham Bisque

With fall in the air, it’s always pleasant to settle down to a nice bowl of soup.  Enjoy!

IngredientsButternut and Ham Bisque
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 very large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups peeled, diced butternut squash
  • 1 cup peeled, diced all-purpose potatoes
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup light or heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham
  1. Melt the butter in a medium soup pot or a large saucepan. Stir in the onion and rosemary. Partially cover the pan and cook the onion over moderate heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic and cook another minute.
  2. Add the squash, potatoes, chicken stock, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover the pot. Cook the soup at a low boil for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are very soft. Remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer the soup solids and a ladle of broth to a food processor (do this in batches if your processor is small). Puree the vegetables, then stir them back into the broth. Stir in the pepper, the cream, and the ham, heating for several minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.
  4. Enjoy your warm, and delicious bowl of Butternut and Ham Bisque


  1. Gail Sauers says:

    I was told different vitamins should be taken with different minerals… I was told vit c with Iron, do you have any other information about the different ways to adsorb vitamins and minerals, what should be taken to get maxium adsorbtion…
    I was also told sublingual (vitamin, but can’t remember what it was)

    Thank you
    Gail Sauers

    • Hi Gail,

      Vitamin C and Iron should be taken together and separate from other vitamins/supplements (except copper if you’re taking any). For best absorption post WLS you should be taking “Dry” vitamins, meaning non-oil based. You should be looking for vitamins that are capsules, tablets, caplets, but no soft gels as you absorb little to no oils post WLS. B-12 should be taken in a sublinqual form or injected.

      We cannot and do not give medical advice nor are we affiliated with any medical facility. If you need more information regarding what vitamins you might need, we can give you a copy of Vitalady’s recommended regimen for your surgery type. These regimens are based on the average for what is needed post WLS. Each person should tweak their own regimen according to their labs. If you need further information please feel free to email me with your surgery type at kat@vitalady.com.

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