Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque – Whole Foods copycat recipe! Rich and delicious and full of fall flavor!

Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque - Whole Foods copycat recipe! Rich and delicious and full of fall flavor!

I have to tell you guys that I’m pretty excited to move on from Thanksgiving related recipes.

I had planned on one more post highlighting an idea or 2 for leftover turkey but… uhhh, there is no leftover turkey.

You guys have that problem too? My husband is a turkey fiend which works out nicely because when it comes to leftovers, he takes care of the turkey and leaves all the yummy sides for me!

So because I have no turkey left, I made you some soup!

I wandered into Whole Foods last week because Pam had told me that her Whole Foods has butternut squash breakfast sausage.

I bee-lined it to the butcher and asked about the sausage and, of course, our store doesn’t sell it but the butcher pointed me in the direction of their butternut squash and crab bisque. Being the polite girl that I am, I snagged a sample even though I don’t like butternut squash or crab.

And omg, it was the best soup ever.

Click for the full recipe

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Sunday again which means Project Pastry Queen! This week’s recipe was chosen by Tara of Smells Like Home and she chose the Green Chile Crab Cake with Tomatillo Salsa. I am definitely not a crab person so it was nice to knock another off the list that I never would have tried.

I think they turned out very well. There were a lot of components to these crab cakes so I worried the actual crab would get lost but everything worked together to spotlight the crab. The crispy panko on the outside was the best part though!

I didn’t make the tomatillo salsa. I just don’t really like the stuff. I do keep a jar in the fridge for recipes like this but I thought the smokiness of the salsa I had really overpowered the crab and I ended up scraping most of it off the crab cakes. Maybe The Pastry Queen version wouldn’t have been so bad. Try it and let me know. ;)

Tara has the recipe on her blog. It’s a good one, you won’t regret making it!

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