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Tomato Bisque

Tomato Bisque

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This tomato bisque recipe is tangy and creamy! This classic soup makes a tasty lunch paired with bread or grilled cheese.


  • 3 tablespoons salted butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar**
  • 28-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes*
  • 1 quart vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  1. In a medium pot, heat the butter or olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery and sauté for about 6 to 8 minutes, until the onions are tender and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the white wine vinegar and cook until evaporated.
  2. Add the tomatoes, vegetable broth and salt and bring to a steady simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes. Carefully transfer to a blender using a ladle, then blend until creamy (or an immersion blender). Stir in the cream.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with a drizzle of olive oil or cream and chopped or thinly sliced basil. Leftovers store refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for 3 months.


*If you can’t find fire roasted tomatoes, use the best quality tomatoes you can find (San Marzanos are also a flavorful variety). Simmer for an additional 10 minutes, then taste and add a teaspoon or so of sugar if the flavor tastes bitter.

**If you have it on hand, substitute 1/4 cup white wine and cook until all of the wine evaporates. 

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stoveop
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Tomato bisque, tomato bisque recipe