Creamy Garden Bisque

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

This is the soup to make when your garden starts to yield its bounty.All these fresh veggies have just got to be good for you! Use fat-free half and half instead of the heavy cream to make this even healthier!Originally from an October 1984 issue of Bon Apetit in an article featuring Indian Summer Menus.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Stir in next 6 ingredients.
  3. Cover and cook until vegetables are light brown, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  4. Mix in stock and salt and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes.
  6. Strain; discard solids and return soup to pan. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool, cover and refrigerate.).
  7. Scrape corn into bowl, using knife.
  8. Bring soup to boil in heavy medium saucepan.
  9. Add carrots and boil 5 minutes.
  10. Add green beans and pepper and boil 5 minutes.
  11. Add zucchini and boil 5 minutes.
  12. Add tomatoes and corn and bring to a simmer.
  13. Stir in cream and pepper; taste and adjust seasoning.
  14. Heat until soup is hot, about 5 minutes.
  15. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with herbs and serve immediately.

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