Homemade Tomato Soup – Creamy Tomato Bisque Recipe

Nutritional Analysis Added: 2/7/17

Oh my goodness, what can I say?
Homemade Tomato Soup – Creamy Tomato Bisque

This homemade tomato soup hits the spot…

It’s pure comfort food and tastes exactly like you’d expect a bowl of tomato soup should taste! 

  • If you grew up adding milk or cream to your tomato soup, you’ll LOVE this!
  • If you grew up adding only water or want to save on calories, skip the cream.
  • Since it’s NOT thickened with wheat flour but long-grain-rice, also makes it also Gluten Free.
  • Thickening and pureeing this Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup makes it a BISQUE. 

Yup! The real reason to eat tomato soup… is a cheese sandwich!

Homemade Tomato Soup

Serves: 6

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 qt chicken broth, plus more as needed
Or 4 cups water + 4 tsp Tones chicken base paste
1 (28-oz) canned crushed tomatoes, Cento San Marzano
Or 3 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Dash cayenne
1/2 tsp plain paprika (or smoked)
3 Tbsp long-grain white rice, Jasmine
1 to 2 tsp sugar, to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream

Fresh parsley or basil
Additional heavy cream
Gluten Free croutons

Heat the oil in a stockpot over MED heat, sauté to sweat onions and celery. Toss in a pinch of salt to coax out the liquids, stir occasionally 5-7 minutes to soften, until clear but not brown. Add garlic and stir 1 minute without browning.

Pour in the chicken broth and tomatoes, bring up the heat to HIGH and start to simmer the soup. Add the pepper, cayenne, and paprika. Stir in the rice and reduce the heat as it simmers. Cook for 30-45 minutes until the rice and vegetables are extremely softSeason more to taste, particularly tasting for additional salt, and add the sugar for sweetness.

With an immersion blender, blend the soup 2-3 minutes until completely smooth. Serve the soup as is, or whisk in enough optional cream to your liking. If the soup is too thick, add additional broth or hot water. Heat through and serve in warm bowls, garnished with fresh cream, a parsley sprig or chopped basil, and croutons.

Per Serving (w/o added cream): 87 Calories; 3g Fat (34.2% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 546mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Per Serving (w/ cream added): 156 Calories; 11g Fat (61.1% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 27mg Cholesterol; 554mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Most Warmly!

Sharon Anne

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