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Mushroom Tomato Bisque

After tasting a similar soup in a restaurant, I tinkered around with a few recipes at home and this was the result. The recipe might seem complicated, but it’s really not. And I love the blend of flavors. —Connie Stevens Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • Pinch sugar, optional
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Place tomatoes cut side down in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Brush with 3 tablespoons oil. Combine garlic, salt, basil, oregano and pepper; sprinkle over tomatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are well browned.
  • Cool slightly. Place tomatoes and pan drippings in a blender. Cover and process until blended; process 1 minute longer.
  • In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and onion in remaining oil for 5-8 minutes or until tender. Stir in broth, tomato paste, sugar if desired and tomato puree. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in cream. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 401 calories, 35g fat (13g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 684mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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