Creamy Tomato Bisque Recipe
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Creamy Tomato Bisque Recipe

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This rich, creamy bisque has a wonderful old-fashioned makes a nice accompaniment to any meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sherry, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 169 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 721 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring first five ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool.
  2. Puree mixture in a food processor or blender; set aside. In the same saucepan, saute fresh tomatoes in butter for 5 minutes. Stir in flour to make a smooth paste. Gradually add cream and stir over low heat until thickened. Stir in pureed mixture and sherry if desired. Yield: about 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Creamy Tomato Bisque in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p11

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"My husband and I really enjoy this soup. It's very delicious! I add a small can of tomato paste."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Not a tomato bisque recipe I would recommend"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I searched through four or five different tomato bisque recipes and this is the one I astounding accolades by children and adults alike at our dinner for five last night. It may make six servings, but with ladle-sized seconds all around, we finished every last drop! That makes the chef happy! I added two extra fresh tomatoes to the first part that gets pur?ed just because I had four. Delicious! Thank you! I will use your site again."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"We made this on a snowy night when I hadn't planned on making dinner. Fortunately, all of the ingredients are items I normally have in the house. The recipe was easy to make - ready in about a 1/2 hour. I like the smooth creamy soup - just enough tangy-ness to get the tomato flavor. I omitted the sherry and grated a bit of fresh parmesan cheese over the top of each bowl and served with nice crusty grilled cheese sandwiches. Yum! Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Excellent Tomato Bisque soup, my husband and I love this flavorful soup. I will be making this often. I did not use the optional sherry. Thank you for a great recipe."

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