Tomato Bisque

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by AngelicFantasia

A taste sensation from the pages of Fine Cooking.

Top Review by susankmidwest

I made this tonight for 120 people at my church. (Have to love that serving # adjust feature on the web site.) I did not substitute anything other than to use regular chicken broth rather than low sodium and subsequently cut back on the additional salt. I couldn't find low sodium chicken broth in 48 oz cans. Also I used my stick blender to puree the soup after adding the tomatoes to the onions but before adding the broth - just because my regular size stick blender would not have been adequate if I had waited until all the liquid was added.

This soup received raves. We were having a relatively simple lenten supper of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, and people kept coming back for more soup. My five year old even finished his tomato soup. I will definitely try this at home in smaller quantities.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, heat the oil.
  2. Add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until tender and lightly browned on the edges, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and thyme; stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes, broth, honey, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until reduced by a quarter and thickened, about 15 minutes.
  7. Using a standard or immersion blender, puree about half the soup; it will still be chunky and thick.
  8. Return it to the pot and stir in the cream.
  9. Heat gently and adjust the seasonings.
  10. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with the parsley if using, and serve immediately.

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