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Easy Tomato Bisque

 Easy Tomato Bisque
A bowl brimming with this fresh creamy soup is sure to impress Mom. With its outstanding flavor, she'll think you fussed for hours!
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes, optional

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in
  • flour until blended; gradually add chicken broth. Stir in tomato
  • paste and cayenne until well blended.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Reduce heat; gradually stir in cream. (Do not boil.) Garnish with
  • chopped tomatoes if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 134 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 700 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.