Homemade Tomato Bisque

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.

Ingredients                                                tomato-bisque

  • 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.



6 comments to Homemade Tomato Bisque

  • Patricia Warfe

    This sounds so GOOD. I am copying and going to make it. I love your very tastefully done affiliate links too. Makes shopping so much easier for special ingredients. Great Site!

    • Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Patricia. When you try my Tomato Bisque, please feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts. I prepared a huge pot of my Insanely Delicious Chili for guests at our annual Christmas Eve cocktail party and everyone loved it. One guest had 5 bowls! I encourage you to try this recipe…you’re gonna love it.
      Please come back often…Happy New Year!

  • Shawna PT, MPT

    There is nothing better than either Loaded Bake Potato Soup or Tomato Bisque–especially homemade versions. I have over 112 tomato plants in my garden along with a large portion of the other ingredients for this recipe. I can’t wait until the tomatoes are ripe and the garden starts to mature because this is one recipe I will definitely have to try.

    • Karen

      That’s certainly a lot of tomato plants! Loaded Baked Potato Soup intrigues me as I love a loaded baked potato. I’d love to try your recipe if you’d care to share. Is it a cold potato soup like Vichyssoise?

  • LenaMiglena

    I love this soup and I would definitely try this recipe. I prepare home cooked meals most of the time at my house. I am lucky to be able to stay home and take care for our 14-month-old son, which gives me the opportunity to take care of the healthy eating habits for all of us!
    I will check your other recipes as well. Easy and fast is always welcomed!

    • Karen

      Hello, Lena…thank you for your comments. I do hope you’ll try my Homemade Tomato Bisque and let me know how you and your son like it. He’d probably love to dunk a grilled cheese sandwich in his soup, too. Enjoy and please come back again.

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