Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Not only stretches a can of soup into several servings, but also makes it taste homemade. If you prefer a less tangy flavor, omit the juices from the canned tomatoes or add more half and half (or milk or cream).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine soup, tomatoes (including juice) and half and half in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Cook until simmering (or to desired temperature) but not boiling, stirring frequently.
  3. If using, put a handful of grated cheese (sharp cheddar is nice) in the bowls and ladle soup over it, or sprinkle with parmesan and pepper.
Most Helpful

This is a great base recipe for a bisque! My family likes our soup a little bit on the kickier side, so I added the following:<br/>-A pinch of crushed cloves<br/>-1 bay leaf<br/>-A few shakes of dried basil<br/>-A shake of onion powder<br/>-A shake of garlic powder<br/>-A few shakes of dried red pepper flakes<br/>-Salt to taste<br/><br/>I've been looking for a good basic bisque recipe for ages ? this is it! :)

E S. January 10, 2014

What a great shortcut to making tomato bisque! I used half the cream (10%) and used stewed tomatos with celery. I also added cheese tortellini (tip from another recipe). Delish!

amnab February 20, 2013

Who would have ever thought that by adding canned diced tomatoes to condensed tomato soup, it would taste homemade! I served this with corn bread and had a wonderful lunch. Can't wait to make this again for our potluck group....they'll never believe how tasty and EASY it is. Good going, Picholine.

Merlot June 04, 2007