I just can’t get enough of soups this Winter. It’s been so cold and so miserable, I look forward to having a big bowl of homemade soup each week! This week I made a delicious Tomato Bisque that was so good! It was light, yet filling and full of flavor with few ingredients. We paired it with a yummy havarti grilled cheese on wheat bread for the grown ups and american cheese on wheat for the kiddos. We were all happy!
This soup only takes a few ingredients, 5 minutes of prep and 30 minutes to simmer away on the stove.
Try it out the next time you’re in the mood for a real down home comfort meal! It’s outstanding!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic
- 5 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
- 5 cups chicken broth/stock
- 1 28- ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes - roughly chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Heat the butter in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and cook for about 5 – 6 minutes or until it starts to get soft.
- Add the flour and stir nonstop for 2 minutes
- Pour in the broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil
- Whisk constantly
- Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and puree the soup either in a blender (in batches) or with a handheld immersion blender - which is what we do - until it's smooth and the big chunks of tomatoes are blended up.
- Stir in heavy cream and salt & pepper to taste.
- Serve warm with any herbs you'd like to add - fresh basil or rosemary are good choices. Top with bacon, croutons or plain!