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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

Broccoli Crab Bisque

1 review

"For a casual company meal, I serve this creamy soup along with miniature ham sandwiches," writes Karen Balistrieri from Oconomowoc,...


Butternut Bisque

8 reviews

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


Snowflake Tomato Soup

6 reviews

Your family is bound to dig in to this brimming bowl! The sensational soup packs lots of pleasing ingredients, and...


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...


Golden Squash Soup

12 reviews

This special recipe from my mother-in-law is one that I enjoy making as part of our fall meals. The soup...

Seafood Bisque

11 reviews

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


Curried Squash Soup

2 reviews

Cayenne pepper gives a little kick to bowls of this pretty golden soup, a first course that everyone seems to...


Mushroom Tomato Bisque

5 reviews

After tasting a similar soup in a restaurant, I tinkered around with a few recipes at home and this was...


Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

3 reviews

I’m a family physician who loves to try new recipes. This tasty cold-weather soup has garnered many warm compliments from...

Elegant Seafood Bisque

1 review

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


Garlic Fennel Bisque

I usually serve this in the spring as a wonderful side. The fennel in this bisque is so refreshing.—Janet Ondrich,...


Carrot Soup with Orange & Tarragon

1 review

A pretty orange color, a delicious hint of citrus and a garden-fresh flavor make this soup a requested dish at...


Pear Squash Bisque with Cinnamon Cream

4 reviews

This lightly sweet and fruity squash soup makes a lovely first course for Thanksgiving. The texture is creamy and smooth....


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...

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...


Quick Curried Pumpkin Soup

This soup is wonderfully warming on an autumn day. The subtle curry flavor enhances the pumpkin.


Nutty Pumpkin Bisque

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


Pumpkin Soup

30 reviews

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


Smoky & Spicy Vegetable Bisque

I like to serve this soup with a side of bruschetta or a caprese salad to make a complete meal....


Sweet Potato Bisque

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


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...

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Easy Seafood Bisque

10 reviews

I've always enjoyed seafood bisque at restaurants and one day decided to try my hand at a homemade version. Everyone...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...