Creamy Tomato Bisque ….variation on a childhood favorite!
Creamy Tomato Bisque was on the menu last night at the Thompson house and it is a family favorite! When I was a kid, Campbell’s Tomato Soup was my favorite soup. I would have eaten my favorite combo of Campbell’s Tomato Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich at every meal if the adults in my life would have allowed it. Now that I am one of those grownups, my tastes are more sophisticated. I no longer want my soup to come from a can, and I prefer my Creamy Tomato Bisque recipe to canned condensed Tomato Soup. Try this recipe to satisfy that urge for a childhood comfort food with a taste a little more intriguing for the adult palette. Hubby said it was definitely a “10” in his book.
What are the best ingredients for a creamy tomato bisque soup?
The beauty of this recipe is the simple ingredients. Although fresh is always better, to make this recipe quick and easy, I use canned tomatoes as opposed to fresh tomatoes. I like the flavor of butter so I sauté the chopped vegetables in it, but substituting olive oil will make your bisque more heart healthy. Using fresh herbs is nice if you have them available but I have given the amounts for dried herbs in the recipe. Although its a plus to add homemade chicken stock or vegetable stock to the recipe, canned broths work well too and are very convenient.
How do I store leftover soup?
To store your leftover soup, put it in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can also freeze the soup and store n your freezer for up to 3 months.
What is the difference between tomato bisque and tomato soup?
Tomato soup is made with a vegetable stock or a chicken stock. Tomato bisque is made by adding cream or milk to the soup making it into a delicious creamy soup.. The addition of dairy makes it richer and creamier which makes it into a classic bisque. The main characteristic of a bisque is its smooth, velvety texture.Print
Creamy Tomato Bisque
An adult replacement for my favorite childhood comfort food.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Soup
- Cuisine: American
- 1/4 lb. butter
- 1 c. chopped celery
- 1 c. chopped onion
- 1/2 c. chopped carrots
- 1/3 c. all purpose flour
- 2 (1 lb. 12 oz.) cans of whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. marjoram
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 c. chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. curry
- 1/4 tsp. white pepper
- pinch of salt (to taste)
Melt butter in a large soup pot or large saucepan.
Sauté onion, celery, and carrots until tender.
Add the flour, and stirring constantly, cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.
Add tomatoes, sugar, basil, marjoram, bay leaf and chicken broth or vegetable broth.
Simmer for 30 minutes while stirring occasionally, then discard bay leaf.
Puree using the appliance of your choice. I use an immersion blender, but a regular blender or a food processor will work.
Add cream, paprika, curry, pepper and salt.
Stir to combine.
Serve hot or cold.
Cydnee/Tampa Cake Girl says
I love tomato soup/bisque. Your recipe looks delicious! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee
This looks so comforting and delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
This looks yummy. I love all kinds of bisque! Thanks so much for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!
This recipe looks yummy! I love tomato bisque! The addition of the curry is interesting, it seems like it would give it nice depth. I can’t wait to try it. I saw this link up over at pint sized baker and I am glad I did!
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Kim Adams Morgan says
Tomato soup is one of my favorites. Stopping by from Motivational Monday. This looks fabulous.
Diana Rambles says
I’ll take mine with some grilled cheese!
This would be effect with a yummy grilled cheese sandwich!
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Laura @ The Rookie Cook says
I love tomato soup and yours looks delicious. I’ll have to try it soon. Glad you linked up to Tasty Thursday’s.
Jann Olson says
I love tomatoe bisque soup. I will be pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Krista Low says
This looks so good! My Mom always made tomato soup with cheese bread for me when I was a kid. Since I’ve gotten older and looked at the back of the Campbell’s can I’m not so anxious to share it with mine. This recipe looks divine! Thank you so much for linking up with me @ Great Idea Thursday’s 🙂 Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com
Jessi @ Practically Functional says
Yum, this looks so good! Pinning this, thanks for sharing at my link party!
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Pinned ! Tomato soup is my number one of all soups 🙂 Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party ! Looking forward to see what you will bring us tomorrow 🙂
Lanaya @ Raising Reagan says
Tomato soup is delicious … I love all variations of it. This looks delicious!
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That sounds like a wonderful soup!
Sheryl T says
It is….very tasty and comforting!
Miz Helen says
I just love Tomato Bisque and your Bisque looks awesome! Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great weekend and come back soon!
A favorite of mine as well! Thanks for sharing!
Barb @ A Life in Balance says
Such a delicious-sounding soup! Thank you for sharing your recipe at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!
This tomato bisque soup looks like my favorite soup from a local restaurant, I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe.
Peggy~PJH Designs says
I love tomato soup and this recipe sounds delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Transformed Tuesday.
This looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!
Thanks for linking up to Friday Flash Blog. Have a wonderful and happy weekend 🙂
This looks fabulous! Saw you on Love and Laundry! All of your recipes look wonderful! Can’t wait to try this! Newest follower over here! Feel free to drop by cookandcraftmecrazy any time! Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve! xo-Brook
Laurie Kazmierczak says
My hubby is the soup maker….I’ll pass this on to him! My OYGIF…http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/04/catching-light.html
This looks delish!! And, it seems to make enough to store some in the freezer for later. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
Sheryl T says
That’s what I do because we are “empty nesters” now so I do a lot of freezing. Great for those days with a busy schedule….can have a meal on the table in minutes!
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Yum! We still eat the grilled cheese and tomato soup here. I think we would love the tomato bisque too. Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share linky party. Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, [email protected]
Maria @ LSS says
Randi Sowders says
This sounds so good! I’ve been on a tomato soup kick lately and I can’t wait to try this one!!!
Thanks for posting!
Happy Valley Chow says
Beautiful tomato bisque, sounds delicious! I got your link from Mom on Timeouts link party, you have a new follower!
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This looks yummy! My hubby absolutely love grilled cheese and tomato soup and I’m pretty sure he would eat this right up! 😉
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Cynthia L. says
What a wonderful soup recipe. So much better than a canned soup!
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zentMRS - Love in the Ktchen says
This looks scrumptious! There’s really nothing better than a great tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, is there? I’d love for you to bring this to Tuesday’s Table over at Love in the Kitchen (http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2013/04/tuesdays-table-for-april-23-2013-and.html)!
Sheryl T says
You’ve got that right! The combo screams Comfort Food to me.
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Lanaya @ Raising Reagan says
Mmmm… I LOVE tomato bisque! It’s one of my favorite soups!
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