Easy Tomato Bisque

16 Apr

Eli's new "funny face" (My camera is currently m.i.a. sorry there is not a picture of the soup. I thought this was pretty cute though. 😉

Tonight I was in the mood for something hot and full of tomatoes.  Probably  because it’s cold out and I have way too many cans of tomatoes in my pantry thanks to an excellent sale at Krogers a couple of weeks back.  Tomato Bisque is born!  I use to make homemade tomato soup and this is so much better. 

  • In a large pot melt 2 T. butter.  Add in 1 chopped onion and saute until onion is clear.
  • Add in 1/2 cup ham (you could also use a little bacon I only had ham on hand) and 1 t. minced garlic.
  • Whisk in 1/3 c. whole wheat flour for a minute. 
  • Add in 2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes UNDRAINED, 5 cups of chicken broth, 1 t. thyme, 1 t. parsley, 1 t. salt and a dash of pepper.  (You could also add in a bay leaf and any other seasonings that you enjoy.)  Bring to a boil and simmer on low 30 minutes. 
  • Add in 1 c. milk or cream.  Puree with an immersion blender and serve.  Yummy!
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