Creamy Tomato Bisque

Total Time: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min. + cooling´╝îMakes: about 8 servings (2 quarts)

This rich, creamy bisque has a wonderful old-fashioned flavor…it makes a nice accompaniment to any meal.


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sherry, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, bring first five ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool.
  2. Puree mixture in a food processor or blender; set aside. In the same saucepan, saute fresh tomatoes in butter for 5 minutes. Stir in flour to make a smooth paste. Gradually add cream and stir over low heat until thickened. Stir in pureed mixture and sherry if desired.


1 cup: 169 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 721mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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