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Lobster Bisque

1 review

My grandmother would make lobster bisque all the time, so it's always been a comforting recipe to me. If you don't care to cook live lobsters, they can usually cook it where you buy them. Just be sure to tell them to keep the shells; they are key to this delicious soup! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Butternut Bisque

8 reviews

A delicious dinner is even more memorable when I start with this butternut squash bisque. It has a bit zip...


Autumn Bisque

3 reviews

I like cozy comfort soups that taste creamy—without the cream. This one’s full of good stuff like rutabagas, leeks, fresh...


Mushroom Shrimp Bisque

This comforting recipe was born out of my family's love for seafood. For many years I tried to make a...


Carrot-Parsnip Bisque

Warm and comforting, this delicious soup makes a pretty presentation. Easy to prepare, it's a treat to serve for family...

Veggie Chowder

54 reviews

Packed with potatoes, carrots and corn, this soup is a great healthy dinner choice. It's not too heavy, so it...


Garlicky Cheddar Cheese Bisque

5 reviews

I came up with a cheddar cheese soup a while ago and decided to give it a boost with a...

Seafood Bisque

11 reviews

We live on the Gulf Coast, where fresh seafood is plentiful. I adapted several recipes to come up with this...


Shrimp Bisque

14 reviews

I enjoy both Cajun and Mexican cuisine, and this rich, elegant soup combines the best of both. I serve it...


Creamy Seafood Bisque

3 reviews

This deceptively simple bisque makes a special first course or even a casual meal with a salad or bread. I...


Elegant Seafood Bisque

1 review

Creamy bisque is elegant enough for sit-down dinners yet hearty enough for casual gatherings.—Mike Payne, Hixson, Tennessee

Roasted Red Pepper Bisque

2 reviews

Folks are sure to comment about the awesome roasted red pepper flavor in this velvety soup. It's a fantastic first...


Asparagus Soup with Lemon Creme Fraiche

A fresh and easy asparagus soup, pureed until it's smooth, is a definite winner. Serve it warm or chilled depending...


Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda

23 reviews

I love the smell of this rich, cheesy soup as it bubbles on the stove. The Gouda cheese adds a...


Salmon Bisque

3 reviews

Nutrition experts recommend 2 fish meals per week. This soup recipe from Barbara Parks of Renton, Washington is a tempting...


Gingered Pumpkin Bisque

11 reviews

Every spoonful of this pretty pumpkin soup hints of autumn. Serve it as the first course at your special, sit-down...

Pumpkin Soup

30 reviews

While it looks elegant and is an appealing addition to a holiday meal, this creamy soup is so simple to...


Mexican Shrimp Bisque

26 reviews

I enjoy both Cajun and Mexican cuisines, and this rich, elegant soup combines the best of both. I serve it...


Nutty Pumpkin Bisque

Hearty and comforting pumpkin soup is the perfect starter to a holiday meal or the star performer of an autumn...


Artichoke Tomato Bisque

2 reviews

Tomatoes and roasted sweet red pepper pair up to create a fabulous base for this herb cream soup. Serve it...


Ginger Butternut Squash Bisque

6 reviews

This soup is filling enough for my husband, and it’s vegetarian, which I love. The couple who introduced us made...


Sweet Potato Bisque

I love to serve this bright orange, sweet potato bisque for special occasions in fall and winter. The recipe includes...


Cheddar Pear Soup

4 reviews

Pears and sharp cheddar have always been one of my favorite flavor combos. This recipe brings the two together in...


Sweet Potato and Crab Soup

4 reviews

This sweet and savory soup is quick and easy to prepare. You can substitute butternut squash or pumpkin for the...

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