Tomato Basil Bisque

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by kyky9353

I got this recipe from a magazine called Midwest Living. It's the best recipe I've found for tomato basil soup and just wanted to share it.

Top Review by supergrrl

Just wanted to add a note to the previous review - I usually freeze the leftover tomato paste in small baggies. Portion it up & freeze it, then use it when you need it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook celery, carrots, onion, and garlic in butter until vegetables are tender, but not brown.
  2. Add tomato juice, chicken broth, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Place half of the soup in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover; blend or process until smooth. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  4. Return all of the mixture to the saucepan. Stir in whipping cream and sugar; heat through. Stir in fresh basil. Ladle into warm soup bowls. Top each serving with some of the pesto and garnish with fresh basil leaves, if you like. Makes 8 side-dish servings.

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