Tomato Bisque
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Thick, rich, and creamy tomato soup with added flavor and texture perfect for enjoying on a cool day, over pasta, or with a grilled cheese sandwich. This is a great tomato soup kicked up for adults.
Recipe type: Soup, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oil, I use avocado oil, olive oils another regret choice or use butter
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cooked ( I baked mine in the oven ahead of time, alternatively you can cook it in the pot you cook the onions in, dice the butternut squash small, so it will cook faster)
  • 28 oz tomato (crushed or diced)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • ½ cup heavy cream (or half and a half)
  • 6 leaves fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ -1 teaspoon black pepper (I added a teaspoon)
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more for more spice
  • add carrots to the soup if you want it sweeter
  • fresh toasted croutons are great on top
  • garnish with grated Romano/Parmesan Cheese
  • Additional heavy cream for a pretty drizzle on top and to make it creamier
  • Add cooked bacon for a smokey flavor
  • serve with grilled cheese sandwiches if desired
  • serve over pasta for a complete meal
  1. *decide if you'll be using pre-cooked butternut squash, roasting it before beginning, or cooking it in the soup (dice it small so it cooks fast)
  2. In a 4 quart or larger pot saute onion, garlic in oil, cook until tender.
  3. Add in the butternut squash, cook until heated and tender (If using raw add chicken broil and boil until tender)
  4. Add in chicken broth, tomatoes, and chicken bouillon and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add heavy cream, basil, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper.
  6. Puree smooth, either by using an immersion blender or pouring batches into a blender.
  7. Taste your soup to be sure you like the flavor, season as desired.
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