Tomato Basil Bisque

"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."
Tomato Basil Bisque created by loveChocolat
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • In a large saucepan, cook celery, carrots, onion, and garlic in butter until vegetables are tender, but not brown.
  • 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.
  • Place half of the soup in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover; blend or process until smooth. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • 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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  1. tmr6505
    I have made this several times because it is so delicious. A true winner on a chilly autumn or winter day
  2. Gina R.
    I just made this and it's so yummy! Even my pickiest grandchild loved it.? I didn't have tomato paste so I substituted tomato sauce and I used a 15oz can of diced tomatoes. I also didn't add the last 2 (basil & basil pesto). It was amazing. I've been craving this so much lately and can't always find it served up as the soup of the day so I'm so happy I found this recipe. It is definitely going to be a regularly added favorite. Thanks so much for sharing.
  3. mcarter1
    Really loved it. Personally I thought it did not need the fresh basil at the end or the pesto.
  4. loveChocolat
    Tomato Basil Bisque Created by loveChocolat
  5. loveChocolat
    I have made this three times and it is the best tomato bisque soup recipe! It was a winner at soup potluck. I recommend following the measurements exactly or it dilutes the flavor. I used boxed tomatoes instead of canned. I also added a half of a red bell pepper that I broiled in the over first. It gives it a little extra flavor if you like peppers. I also add 2 Tbs of Parmesan to the pot same times as the cream. Perfect with bread or a grilled cheese sandwich on a rainy day.



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