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Lobster Bisque

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

Rustic Autumn Soup

10 reviews

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


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...


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,...


Smoky & Spicy Vegetable Bisque

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

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...


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...

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...


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...


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...


Elegant Seafood Bisque

1 review

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

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...


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...


Mushroom Shrimp Bisque

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


Spicy Seafood Bisque

7 reviews

This spicy soup, featuring shrimp, crabmeat and tomatoes, gets its zip from hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper. It's easy...

Curried Squash Soup

2 reviews

Cayenne pepper gives a little kick to this pretty curried squash soup, a first course that everyone seems to love....


Sweet Potato Bisque

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