Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A rich bisque-type soup that is easy to make using canned soup and mussels, but tastes "fancy".

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (3 2/3 ounce) cans smoked mussels, drained and mashed with a fork into a paste
  • 1 fresh tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 12 teaspoon dried herbs, mixed (thyme, marjoram, oregano, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry (not cooking sherry)
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, mix the chicken soup, mussel paste, tomato, milk and water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat.
  2. Combine the dry herbs, flour and cream. Add to the soup mixture and stir over low heat until hot, but not boiling.
  3. Remove from heat and add the sherry and sugar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve in bowls with slices of crusty bread.
Most Helpful

4 5

I thought I would love this, I love lobster and crab bisque, but it didn't really work for me, too rich is the only way I can think of to describe it. It was a fun experiment, though, thanks Mikekey! Made for please make my recipe 2013