Tomato Basil Bisque

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Tomato Basil Bisque is packed with flavors that will keep you cozy all winter long. Pair with a warm grilled cheese sandwich for the perfect lunch or light supper.

Tomato Basil Bisque in a stoneware bowl.

I bet you never realized how easy it is to make tomato soup from scratch, best part is all you need is simple and whole ingredients. I promise you this is so much better than any canned or store bought tomato soup.

To learn more about tomatoes, visit the USDA.


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What We Love About This Cream of Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

  • 40 Minute Meal: Have a bowl of warm and cozy Tomato Basil Bisque in ready in 40 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: This recipe is makes with simple and whole ingredients.
  • Vegetarian Friendly: This recipe is vegetarian friendly as long as you use white wine or vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
A spoon in a bowl of the Tomato Basil Bisque

Ingredient Notes

  • Plum Tomatoes: Or other fresh tomatoes with a lot of flesh.
  • Vegetables: Onion, Garlic, Celery and Carrots,.
  • Italian Seasoning: Store bought or make the blend by tapping on the link. Full of Dried basil, oregano and other herbs.
  • White Wine or Chicken Broth: You can also use a vegetable broth if you want a vegan version of this dish.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Or a dairy free alternative for this tomato basil soup recipe. Such as coconut milk or coconut cream.
  • Fresh Basil: The fresh herb just brightens the soup.
Ingredients to make the soup.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil

These are the basic steps for making Tomato Basil Bisque. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREPPING

Start by preheating your Dutch oven or large saucepan on the stovetop to warm it up. While that is happening, chop up the carrots, onions, celery, and tomatoes.

STEP 2: ADD TO POT

Now add the the carrots, onions, celery, and tomatoes to the Dutch oven and cook with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil for 8 minutes.

STEP 3: DEGLAZE THE PAN

Add the white wine to deglaze the bottom of the Dutch oven, then add the heavy cream and mix until fully combined. Let cook over high heat until it starts to boil then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Soup cooking on the stove.

STEP 4: BLEND

Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to puree the soup mixture to the texture you prefer.. Add salt and pepper to taste. Finally, garnish soup with a drizzle of heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil leaves, serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips for Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, follow the instructions are usual and store the soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Tomato Basil Bisque recipe is best stored in an airtight container for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze this creamy tomato bisque in an airtight container and freeze for up to 6 months. Allow the soup to thaw completely before reheating.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat soup on the stove top at a medium-low heat until the soup reaches desired temperature. You can also reheat in the microwave for about 1 minutes or until hot.

Frequently Asked Questions about Creamy Basil Tomato Soup

CAN I SUBSTITUTE VEGETABLE BROTH IN PLACE OF Y?

You can use vegetable broth in place of chicken stock or white wine.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This creamy tomato bisque recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just proportionally increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOMATO BISQUE AND SOUP?

There is not too big of a difference, however tomato bisque tends to be thicker than regular tomato soup.

A side view of the meal.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Wine: There are many different variations of white wine, when using white wine to cook it is best to opt for a dryer white such as pinot grigio, chardonnay, or sauvignon blanc.
  • Instant Pot: Make this recipe following the same steps but using an instant pot.
  • Slow Cooker: You can also make this recipe in a slow cooker, cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Once soup in done cooking, transfer to a bowl and use an immersion blender to puree the mixture.
  • Grilled Cheese Croutons: To make into a more filling meal but serving with tasty grilled cheese croutons. You need is cheese, butter, and bread. Make a grilled cheese as you normal would then cut into small, bit sized cubes.
  • Spicy Tomato Soup: If you like the heat, then add in or top your bowl of soup with red pepper flakes.
  • Roast: to intensify your flavors roast the tomatoes on a baking sheet.
  • Top: Parmesan croutons, shredded cheese or add cooked shrimp or other seafood to elevate this soup.

What to Serve with Tomato Basil Bisque

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Ttomato bisque in a stoneware bowl.
5 from 1 vote

Tomato Basil Bisque

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Tomato Basil Bisque is packed with flavors that will keep you cozy all winter long. Pair with a fresh grilled cheese sandwich.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Tomatoes, approximately 8 plum tomatoes
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Stalk Celery, diced
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and diced
  • 3 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup White Wine, can use chicken broth if desired
  • 3 cups Heavy Whipping Cream, 35%
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a large dutch oven over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, celery, carrot and seasoning.
  • Allow mixture to sweat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the white wine to deglaze the dutch oven, then add the heavy whipping cream and fresh basil.
  • Increase heat to medium-high until the soup comes to a light boil, then reduce to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove dutch from heat and use an immersion blender to puree until smooth, or carefully transfer to a blender and
  • allow to cool before pureeing with a kitchen towel over the top.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste, top with more fresh basil then serve.

Expert Tips

  • Wine: There are many different variations of white wine, when using white wine to cook it is best to opt for a dryer white such as pinot grigio, chardonnay, or sauvignon blanc.
  • Instant Pot: Make this recipe following the same steps but using an instant pot.
  • Slow Cooker: You can also make this recipe in a slow cooker, cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Once soup in done cooking, transfer to a bowl and use an immersion blender to puree the mixture.
  • Grilled Cheese Croutons: To make into a more filling meal but serving with tasty grilled cheese croutons. You need is cheese, butter, and bread. Make a grilled cheese as you normal would then cut into small, bit sized cubes.
  • Spicy Tomato Soup: If you like the heat, then add in or top your bowl of soup with red pepper flakes.
  • Roast: to intensify your flavors roast the tomatoes on a baking sheet.
  • Top: Parmesan croutons, shredded cheese or add cooked shrimp or other seafood to elevate this soup.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6147IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil, bisque, soup, tomato, tomato soup

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