- 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
- 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.
Reviews forEasy Tomato Bisque
"Bland! No flavor! I had to modify this heavily to have any flavor remotely close to bisque. After tossing the first batch, I made a blonde roux, added the garlic, then added half of a minced white onion. I then removed a cup of broth and replaced it with tomato puree, and added another can of diced tomatoes, 1/2tsp celery salt, 1/2 tsp Tony Cacheries seasoning, and used heavy cream instead of half and half. No Cayenne was added, either. Added parsley after it was in the bowl."
"My absolute FAV soup recipe!!!! I originally followed every steps anmd it was so good I've made it over and over and now add extras like minced onion in with the garlic and butter step. I also added fresh pepper, thyme, basil, parsley and whatever other herbs I feel like at the time. SOOO SOOOO good. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!! :D"
"This recipe was fantastic! My mom had never had tomato bisque and she had more than one bowl. In fact, everyone had more than one helping. I used fat free half and half, and added a little sugar to cut any acid in the tomato paste. Would love to try this with fresh basil added."
"I enjoyed this with my grilled cheese sandwich, but I it could really use more seasoning to give it some dimension. I only used the 1/8 tsp cayenne, and that was okay for my wimpy taste buds. :)"
"It was so good! I will definitely make this again. I served this with bruschetta seasoned with olive oil, parmesan, and garlic."
"It is not bad, I added some parsley, thyme, basil, celery, salt and pepper and I think it improved the taste."