Tomato Bisque

Tomato Bisque a creamy variation of a classic tomato soup with rich tomato flavors and smooth, creamy texture.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy tomato soup, Tomato Bisque, tomato soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 (makes about 6 cups)
Calories 533 kcal


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves crashed and minced
  • 28 oz peeled whole tomatoes (or crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or 2% milk
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
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  1. Preheat a large pot over medium heat and add canola oil. Saute diced onion until transparent and add minced garlic.

  2. Add tomatoes and crush them up with the spatula (unless using crushed tomatoes). Add garlic powder, salt, sugar, black pepper, and dried basil. Mix well and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Use either an immersion blender or a food processor to blend the tomato mixture and set aside.

  4. In the same pot (or a separate pot), melt butter and whisk in flour until combined and slowly pour in milk and heavy whipping cream, while slowly stirring. (I like to use a whisk because it blends flour in with milk much better.) 

  5. Season the milk mixture with some salt and pepper and cook while stirring until it’s thickened.

  6. Once the mixture is thickened, pour in the tomato mixture and stir until smooth. Bring the mixture to simmer and cook for just a few more minutes covered with a lid. 

  7. Take off heat and serve.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Tomato Bisque
Amount Per Serving
Calories 533 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 474mg21%
Potassium 544mg16%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1689IU34%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.