Monday, January 21, 2013

{Recipe} Easy Tomato Bisque

So one of my first 'food' posts was about this awesome soup you can get in the deli section of Walmart...Tomato Basil Bisque.  We don't buy our groceries at Walmart so when I do happen to be there 9 times out of 10 I bring home at least one bowl! It's that good!  
Well about 2 weeks ago I was enjoying it so much that I wondered if maybe I could try and make it then I could have it anytime! I read the ingredient list....tomato...basil....butternut squash puree.  Hmm...I've never worked with a butternut squash before.  So I researched a little and figured I could make a decent version without the squash. And I actually found something at the store that made my experiment turn out great!*

Vintage Gwen's Easy Tomato Bisque

1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
can of vegetable broth
1/2 to 1 teaspoon oregano (per your taste)
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion in butter till soften.  Add garlic and cook till nice and fragrant.  Then add broth, tomatoes, and basil recipe starter.  Season with oregano, salt & pepper and heat through, just to a boil.  Remove from heat and puree in a blender in about 4 batches. Serve, I'd say this would feed at least 4.

Seriously so easy and ready in about 30 minutes from start (chopping onion) to finish (ladled into serving dish).

I was so proud of it!  Hubby doesn't like tomato or soup so he didn't share in my excitement but my mom and sister liked it! The Progresso recipe starter took the place of half & half and I'm impressed with it. 
I know I'll be making this again! Let me know if you try it out!!

Happy Monday!

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Connie said...

That sounds fantastic! I love that bowl.

Brianna said...

This recipe looks so amazing! I'm always looking for new ones to try, and I will definitely be added this to my list! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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Betsy Pool said...

This recipe does look really good, and easy. I'm pinning it to try later. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you this week!