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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

What Is Bisque, Anyway?

Don't let the fancy French name scare you, because bisque is as simple as it is delicious.


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...


Easy Spinach Bisque

5 reviews

Not only is this soup healthy and filling, it's easy to prepare and elegant besides.—Patricia Tuckwiller, Lewisburg, West Virginia


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...

Mushroom Shrimp Bisque

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


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...

Creamy Crab Bisque

5 reviews

"I love to try new recipes," shares Sherrie Manton of Folsom, Louisiana. "This hearty chowder has a rich creamy broth...


Vegetable Carrot Soup

4 reviews

This blended soup is loaded with vegetables, so it's delicious as well as good for you. Plus, its beautiful golden...


Curried Leek Soup

3 reviews

New England is known for its hearty soups. I like to experiment with recipes (luckily I have a wife who...


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...

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

7 reviews

I love that I can top this creamy soup with anything my heart desires, which means I can eat it...


Harvest Sweet Potato Soup

6 reviews

I always double this recipe whenever I prepare it, since we love leftovers. This is the easiest soup I've ever...


Seafood Bisque

11 reviews

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


Winter Squash Soup

7 reviews

I enjoy trying new recipes and adding different seasonings to enhance the flavor. This is a tasty way to serve...


Carrot-Parsnip Bisque

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

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...


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....


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...


Rustic Autumn Soup

9 reviews

This recipe is a great way to use the harvest of fall. The rich, velvety soup makes a special first...


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...


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...


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...

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Garlic Fennel Bisque

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


Shrimp Bisque

14 reviews

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


Tomato Bisque

3 reviews

This bisque is perfect for the cool weather. I love to serve it with a slice of homemade bread.—Mrs. B.B....


Tomato Dill Bisque

1 review

My family really enjoys this soup when we make it from our garden tomatoes. When those tomatoes are plentiful, I...


Mushroom Bisque

3 reviews

The subtle taste of parsley comes through in this rich, creamy broth. It has great flavor, plus it's so easy.—Emily...


Hearty Tomato Bisque

5 reviews

Between the lycopene from the crushed tomatoes and soy protein from the tofu and soymilk this soup from Lisa Renshaw...