How to make it

  • For the "dressing":

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Put focaccia cubes in a 9x12" baking pan, set aside.
  • In a heavy pan, heat olive oil and add onion, celery, carrots, and apple. Season with a bit of salt & pepper. Add the garlic & herbs, and allow onion to become translucent; about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked veggies to the baking pan, toss well with the bread.
  • Pour the chicken stock over everything, bake for 30 minutes.
  • For the bisque:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Rub butternut squash and sweet potato pieces with olive oil, salt & pepper. Place face-down on a large baking sheet, and bake for 45 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  • Heat olive oil in a dutch oven, add the onion, celery, carrots, rutabaga, bell pepper, and apple; cook until onion is translucent and veggies are quite soft (about 12 minutes). Deglaze if necessary with a splash of the chicken stock.
  • Cut up the sweet potato, leaving the skin on, and add to the pot. Scoop out the meat of the squash and add to the pot. Add the rest of the chicken stock, more salt & pepper, and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Transfer everything from the dutch oven to a blender or large food processor and puree well. Pour back into the dutch oven to warm.
  • Serve bisque topped with the dressing, or separately if you want, but i recommend dipping the bread pieces into the bisque, yum! :)

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    " It was excellent "
    bellsd ate it and said...
    Made this last night for my boyfriend's birthday. Wow! It was excellent. I used naan in place of focaccia & toasted it atop the veggies. Thank you. This is pretty labor intensive, but sooo worth the work.
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    Wow! Simply gorgeous. Awesome Post. Can't wait to try it!
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