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Tomato Basil Bisque

 Tomato basil bisque is a creamy, comforting soup. The best tomato bisque I've ever had, and it's a lightened up version, because this bisque is made without heavy cream.
Author Amee


  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion I used sweet vidalia onion
  • 1 cup peeled chopped carrots
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 large cans roma tomatoes drained well and coarsely chopped I used the 28oz cans San Marzano tomatoes
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups chicken broth love Wolfgang Pucks roasted chicken broth here
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp dried or fresh basil


  • 1. Saute onion and carrot in a saucepan with oil over medium heat until onion is soft and opaque.  Add garlic and saute for one more minute.  Add tomatoes, broth, basil, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook uncovered until all veggies are tender (30-35 minutes).
  • 3. Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes.
  • 4. Puree in blender or food processor until smooth.  Return to sauce pan and heat to serving temperature.