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Tomato Bisque III Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Tomato Bisque III

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"This is a really fast and easy tomato soup recipe. My kids even liked it. I originally got it from a Food and Wine magazine, but I've tweaked it a little to suit my taste. The nutmeg makes the taste a little more complex."

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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Cook and stir until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, chicken broth, tomatoes, sugar, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes until the vegetables are very tender.
  3. Pour half to three-quarters of the soup into a blender-depending on how chunky you want it-filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup in the saucepan.
  4. Return the pureed soup to the saucepan and stir in the cream. Cook over medium heat until the soup is hot. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2009

This is my recipe and I hope you like it. The only thing I would tweak would be the amount of nutmeg. I would use a pinch. I use fresh and usually give it a couple of cranks on the grinder. Also, the cream is optional the soup is just as good without it if you want to watch the calories. Finally, if you have an immersion blender that is the easiest way to make the soup less chunky. My kids love this with a grill cheese sandwich and it comes together fast. I hope you enjoy!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2014

This didn't turn out as good as I had hoped for. I followed the recipe to a T with a few minor exceptions: I replaced about half of the butter with olive oil, I browned the tomato paste in the pot with a little more olive oil before adding the liquids, I only used 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar and finally I didn't add any heavy cream but instead added a teaspoon or so of sour cream to each bowl of the finished product. My biggest issue was with the mirepoix. I ran all the vegetable thru a chopper until they were a fine mince and cooked them thoroughly and then after boiling I used a slotted spoon to remove some of the diced tomatoes before I took an immersion blender to the finished product. Unfortunately that finished product tasted more like carrot and celery soup than tomato. I know I used what I would consider a pretty normal sized carrot and considerably less than a full stock of celery to start with but obviously that was way too much. For my next attempt I think I'll see if I can find a recipe that omits the carrots & celery altogether. Overall it was OK but fell far short of what I was hoping for.

 
Oct 22, 2010

Delicious - WITHOUT the flour and without the sugar. Not only is neither necessary, but I believe the soup is better without them both. The soup is sweet enough, thick enough, as is. To be on the safe side I erred on the side of caution and used only half the amount of nutmeg called for and was happy with that - certainly better than had I added too much and hated it! Rather than the canned tomatoes (which would be wonderful too!) I used tomatoes I had put up from my garden. I also added what might be one of the last times I'll get to use fresh chopped parsley and basil from my garden. Since I scaled this down to two servings I wasn't about to open a carton of heavy cream for a mere two tablespoons, and the half and half I used instead was just fine. This was brilliant red, intensely tomato-y and incredibly fresh tasting. Along with "Club Sandwich Salad," also from this site, it was a tasty, nutritious and satisfying soup and salad supper.

 
Mar 05, 2009

Beautifully done, SWEETJAM! I love the unexpected nutmeg (I used lots) and the smokiness of the fire-roasted tomatoes. I made a double batch of this because I'm clever. I didn't put the cream in the soup, but lightly whipped it and added it as a garnish - along with fresh basil and bacon. Knocked some socks off! Thanks so much for the recipe! :)

 
Mar 25, 2009

Fantastic! I left out the nutmeg and the sour cream, and pureed the entire mixture. The result was smooth, creamy, and exactly the kind of tomato soup I've been trying to make for years! I served this with grilled cheese sandwiches, and every bite was gone in minutes. Awesome recipe, and so easy. Definitely a keeper!

 
May 18, 2009

For those that are having trouble finding "fire roasted diced tomatoes" I found them in the healthy/organic section of our grocery store. I however went the cheaper route and used zesty diced tomatoes with green chilis. Probably one can of that and one of regular would be good because it was a little spicy, but still good!

 
Nov 24, 2011

I've made this recipe close to a dozen times. I make it pretty much as is, though I only use 2 tablespoons sugar, leave out the cream, and garnish it with fresh chopped basil. Everyone who tries it claims it's the best tomato soup they've ever tried. Using an inexpensive immersion blender is far easier than transferring to a regular blender. Great recipe, the nutmeg is a must! A big thank you to the recipe creator for sharing!

 
Apr 15, 2013

Fantastic! I used a whole 6 ounce can of tomato paste and a little more cream, but this was divine! I served this with cheesy bread (a baguette halved and cut into 4ths with butter, garlic powder, and shredded mozzarella in the oven at 425 degrees until browned and bubbly), which would also make good cheese croutons for this soup if you cut it into bite-sized squares. As an FYI, the Muir Glen brand of organic canned fire-roasted tomatoes does not contain BPA in the lining as many other brands do. The acidity of tomatoes causes the thin plastic lining they use in cans to leach BPA, making it one of the strongest sources of leached BPA in foods. So it's good to buy Muir Glen if you can find it, especially if you have little ones at home like I do. :)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 851 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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