Before you take your can opener to that soup in a can…take a moment and read the ingredients. Do you really want to eat that? It’s loaded with sodium, preservatives and “flavoring”. (what’s that?!) Make your own homemade tomato bisque in time for dinner tonight using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. While it’s simple and easy to prepare, my Tomato Bisque tastes like it took hours…try it, you’ll love it.
This recipe makes a big pot…enough for at least 6-8 servings. Make it as a dinner party 1st course with crusty cheese bread on the side for dunking, a family dinner with a side of grilled cheese sandwiches or just a perfect bowl of warm deliciousness on a cold or rainy day.
There’s enough for two meals for you plus gifting a serving or two to a friend or neighbor who could really use a little surprise from your kitchen. I love recipes that leave me with leftovers – and this is just that.
- 1 Vidalia (sweet) onion, diced
- 6 tbls butter
- 2 14oz cans Basil & Oregano diced tomatoes
- 1 46oz bottle of V8 vegetable juice (V8 has more flavor than tomato juice)
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- McCormicks roasted garlic & herb seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or spinach
- dash of black pepper and a dash of basil
- 1 box Roasted Red Pepper & Basil Quinoa (FarEast) If you can’t find this or don’t have it on hand…simply substitute brown rice….it’s going to be delicious wither way. Trust me!
- 1 chicken bouillon cube and 1 tbls butter
- Melt 6 tbls butter in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions, sprinkle with Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning and sauté until translucent. Add the diced tomatoes, stir, add the V8 juice and 2 chicken bouillon cubes.
- Bring to JUST the first sign of boiling – turn off the heat- add the heavy cream, a dash of black pepper, basil & parsley.
- Make the Quinoa according to box instructions using butter and a cube of chicken bouillon. When done, add to the Tomato Bisque and let it sit on low heat a few minutes to let the flavors meld. Enjoy!
⇒ There are SO many ways or occasions to prepare and serve this simple and delicious soup. For example, adding shredded cooked chicken breasts or thighs.
I welcome your feedback and comments. Have a question or specific recipe request? I’ll be happy to research and find an answer.