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Shrimp Bisque

14 reviews

I enjoy both Cajun and Mexican cuisine, and this rich, elegant soup combines the best of both. I serve it with a crispy green salad and glass of white wine for a simple but very special meal.—Karen Harris, Castle Rock, Colorado

Garlic Fennel Bisque

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


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...


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...


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...

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....


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...


Zesty Tomato Soup

2 reviews

"When some friends stopped by unexpectedly, my husband, Phil, came up with this fast-to-fix soup that tastes homemade," shares JoAnn...


Crab Bisque

7 reviews

I've enjoyed cooking and baking ever since my 4-H days in rural Iowa. The zesty seasonings in this bisque nicely...


Chicken Bisque

1 review

When the weather starts turning cooler, we like to sit down to dinner with this colorful rich bisque. Add hot...


Harvest Squash Soup

This soup is perfect for a group after an autumn outing. The combination of squash, applesauce and spices gives it...

Zucchini Bisque

4 reviews

I like to serve this soup as a first course for special dinners. It is nice and light, pretty in...


Spinach Bisque

When my grandchildren were only 3 years old, they tried this "yummy" soup at a local restaurant and fell in...


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...


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...


Salmon Bisque

3 reviews

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

Easy Tomato Bisque

7 reviews

A bowl brimming with this fresh creamy tomato bisque is sure to impress Mom. With its outstanding flavor, she'll think...


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...


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 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...