Saturday, November 5, 2011

Creamy Tomato and Basil Bisque Recipe

I've had really good tomato basil bisque before, I hope this is just as good! I will try at home soon and report back...


3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 celery rib, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons unbleached flour
4 cups chicken broth
2 cans (14.5 ounce size) tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons basil
1/4 cup cream
salt and pepper, to taste
croutons and fresh parmesan cheese for topping


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic. Cook for 4 minutes. Stir in flour over low heat. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, bay leaves and basil; bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves.

In a blender, carefully puree half the soup. Return to saucepan, stir in cream and season with salt and pepper.

Top with croutons or freshly grated parmesan cheese.


158 calories, 10 grams fat, 14 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams proteinper serving.

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This recipe from CDKitchen for Creamy Tomato and Basil Bisque serves/makes 6

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