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Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque

This creamy, homemade Tomato Basil Bisque is the best recipe to warm you up all Fall long. Canned or fresh tomatoes are simmered with broth and savory veggies like celery, carrots, and onions the puréed for a thick and hearty soup.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 206 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive
  • 1 cup sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 ribs celery finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 28 oz. can peeled whole tomatoes with juice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. sugar optional
  • 1 tsp. oregano dried
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper to taste
  • ¼-½ tsp. red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup fresh basil finely chopped


  1. Add oil, onions, carrots, and celery to a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat and saute for 3-4 minutes. Once the vegetables have softened, add in the minced garlic and continue sauteing for an additional 30 seconds, or until it becomes fragrant.
  2. Add in the tomatoes, broth, sugar, oregano, salt, and peppers. Bring to a boil then reduce to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Warm up the milk in the microwave and whisk in the cornstarch until smooth.
  4. Once the soup has simmered, pour in the cornstarch slurry and add in the chopped basil. Use an immersion blender and blend the soup until completely smooth. Alternatively you can carefully add it to a high-speed blender or work in batches and puree in a food processor.
  5. Simmer the soup for an additional 5 minutes, or until it has thickened up slightly.
  6. Serve with a drizzle of milk or heavy cream and additional basil. Enjoy!*

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Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 1487mg65%
Potassium 613mg18%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5613IU112%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.